ALUCA

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)

All ALUCA accredited CPLI members must achieve a minimum  of 35 CPD points annually from 2018. If CPLI membership is achieved part way through a calendar year, a proportionate requirement will apply.

ALUCA’s CPD program provides a practical and pragmatic framework for ensuing professional development is met in a structured and easy to understand pathway to meet your personal needs, the needs of your employer and the requirements of ALUCA’s accreditation scheme as a Certified Professional Life Insurance (CPLI) member.

 

ALUCA’S COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK

By referring to the minimum competency requirements specific to Life Insurance Underwriters, Claims and Rehabilitation Professionals in ALUCA’s Competency Framework, members can look at the key  competencies required for them to progress in their career which may help set your CPD goals.

 

LOG IN TO THE CPD POINTS TRACKING ONLINE PORTAL  Log in here

 

CPD GOALS

It is important that ALUCA members set their own CPD goals. In most cases, this will be agreed in conjunction with their employer, who will decide or advise what is relevant for their role and personal circumstances. That said, ALUCA provides guidance for members via such services as ALUCA’s Life Insurance Competency Framework which links in with ALUCA’s professional accreditation levels. This can also be found in the Members centre. Log in here

 

CPD ACTIVITY

Professional development activities that count towards CPD points are broadly defined as those that result in an improvement and broadening of life insurance underwriting and/or claims/and or rehabilitation technical and specialist knowledge and skills and the professional qualities (business competencies) needed throughout a life insurers underwriting and/or claims/and or rehabilitation professional’s working life.

They range from professional reading to attending seminars and courses to participating in special industry groups. There are 17 specified categories listed under ALUCA’s continuing professional development points requirements outlining the type of professional development. You can view the list at the end of the page or download the full CPD Points Diary here.

 

CPD AUDITS

Annual random CPD audits will be undertaken so it is important that you keep a record of all of your professional development activities. You can do this via the self-serve online CPD points tracking tool  in ALUCA’s member centre which you will need to go in and complete.

 

CPD POINTS DIARY

A paper version of the CPD Points Tracking Diary can be downloaded here.

Instructions for the self-serve online CPD points tracking tool can be downloaded here.

To access the self-serve online CPD points tracking tool : Log in here.

 

CPD BROCHURE & FAQ’s

For a full overview of ALUCA’s CPLI membership you can download the brochure here and the CPLI FAQ here.

 

CPD ACTIVITIES

CPD EVENT/ACTIVITYSUPPORT & EVIDENCECPD POINTS
1. Professional Reading• details of articles/ book /authors, year of publication, chapters
• evidence of reading and learning for each point, plus relevance of material
1pt per article, max 15 pts
2. Attending ALUCA Biennial conference or Mini LUCA• event details and dates
• evidence of attendance eg. payment receipts, registration
3.5 points per half day, 7 pts per day max 20 pts
3. Attending ALUCA Seminars• event details and dates
• evidence of attendance eg. payment receipts, registration
1 pt per hour or 3.5 pts per half day seminar
4. Attending Non-ALUCA professional conferences• event details and dates
• evidence of attendance eg. payment receipts, registration
3.5 pts per half day, 7 pts per day max 20 pts
5. Attending Non-ALUCA seminars, workshops/ courses.• event details and dates
• evidence of attendance eg. payment receipts, registration
1 pt per hour or 3.5 pts per half day
6. Participating in Special Interest Groups• details & evidence of Special Interest Groups including attendance dates1 pt per hour max 20 pts
7. Original article published in relevant journal of relevance to life insurance• details of article/s and journal/s publication appearing in
• details and proof of publication (e.g. copies of article)
10 pts per article
8. Delivering a one off guest lecture to students or professional body on life insurance• details of body, university, course, content and lecture dates
• proof of delivering lecture
3 pts per hr of tuition, max 30 pts pa
9. Lecturing to tertiary students, delivering courses relevant to life insurance• details of institution, course, course content and lecture dates
• proof of delivering lecture
Max 30 pts for the first year, 10 pts in subsequent years
10. Preparing/ delivering paper/course to a professional body, including ALUCA for life insurance• event details and dates
• details on paper or course and duration of presentation
• May include scholarship paper
3 pts per hour, max 30 pts per year
11. In-house training relevant to life insurance/ claims/ rehabilitation management.. Excludes on the job training• details of course, type of training, duration
• proof of attendance at training validated by senior manager
1 pt per hour, max 30 pts
12. Preparing and delivering In-house training relevant to life insurance• details of type of training, course outline, duration/dates of training,
• proof of training delivery validated by senior manager
2 pts per hour, max 20 pts
13. Relevant internet based learning, including non- ALUCA webinars• details of internet learning undertaken, including outline and duration of course, date/s when learning occurred2 pts per hr max 20 pts
14. An ALUCA webinar on ethics and/or industry standards and / or legislative regulations• event details and date
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at one ALUCA regulatory webinar is mandatory
10 points
15. General professional development activities related to career development - that increase competence levels• Outline of type of course, name of activity, dates of events
• proof of undertaking activity
3 pts pr hr, max 30 pts
16. Contribution to life insurance industry including ALUCA• Outline of type of contribution, name of activity, dates of events
• proof of undertaking activity
2 pts per hr, max 20 pts
17. Mentoring. Receiving / giving• Outline of mentoring role/s
• evidence of attendance of mentoring
3 pts per hr, max 20 points