(for Professional Membership only)

Effective from 1 Jan 2019, as trial for one year every HKPCA certified counsellor and Approved Counselling Supervisor have to declare on the time of membership renewal the CPD points they have accumulated within the year. For those members who do not declare on time, the association reserves the right to dislist the title of the professional membership. For 2019 membership renewal, they have to reach at least 10 points per member.

Scheme of Awarding CPD Points

Mode of CPD Activities Description of Weighing CPD Points Remarks
Education, Training & Practice
1. Attending Courses Leading To Formal Academic Award 1 hour of course attended

1

First professional counselling training is excluded
2. Providing Professional Supervision Under Employing Agency’s Approval 1 hour of supervision given

2

Remunerated jobs are excluded.
3. Attending Conference, Seminars, Workshops, Etc. 1 hours of event attended

1

4. Undergoing Formal On-Line Studies With Study Hours Recognized By Other Accreditation Bodies 1 hour of study completed

1

Each hour of study is equivalent to 1 hour of course attended under the course requirement of the institution which provides the course.
5. Giving Lectures 1 hour of presentation conducted

2

Remunerated jobs are excluded.
6. Speaking At Conference And Seminars 1 presentation conducted

2

Remunerated jobs are excluded.
7. Undergoing Self-Study: Reading Journals, Reports, Books, Etc. 1 hour of study completed

1

A maximum of 5 CPD points will be recognized in a one-year cycle. Solid proof such as self-reflection, or literature reports/summary will be required.
8. Clinical Practice 1 hour of direct practice completed

2

It refers to the practice that is regarded as external assistance rendered to the cases/clients outside the practitioner’s employing agency. Remunerated jobs are excluded.
Visit
1. Short Professional Visit 1 session

1

A maximum of 5 CPD points will be recognized in a one-year cycle.
2. Study Tour (Excluding Sight-Seeing And Other Leisure Programmes) 1 session

1

Publication
1. Refereed Article/Book Chapter principal author

8

Publications required by employing institutions or agencies as part of job duties are excluded.
co-author

4

2. Non-Refereed Article/Book Chapter principal author

6

co-author

3

3. Other Types Of Article/Book Chapter principal author

4

co-author

2

4. Book to be individually assessed Up to a specified maximum  

The specified maximum refers to the proposed benchmark of 24 CPD points in a one-year cycle.

5. Non-Print Publications (E.G. Video, VCD, Web-Edition, Etc.)
6. Others
Community Service
  1. Voluntary Professional Consultancy Service
1 hour of service provided

1

A maximum of 5 CPD points will be recognized in a one-year cycle.
2. Participation In Committee(S) Of The Government, Professional Organizations, Ngos, And/Or Groups At Community Levels 1 session of service provided

1