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Continuing Professional Development

The CPD Provider Network

Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects is committed to providing members with high-quality programmes for Continuing Professional Development.

Why do Architects need CPD points?

In Aotearoa New Zealand, only a person who is a Registered Architect can describe themself as a Registered Architect. To maintain that title, individuals must earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to prove their competency. 

The Registered Architects Act states that to meet the minimum standard for continued registration, a person who is currently registered must demonstrate that: 

• They can practice competently in their practice area to the standard of a registered architect; and 

• They have taken reasonable steps to maintain the currency of their architectural knowledge and skills since the last assessment 

Registered Architects meet this standard if, over a five-year period, they achieve a total of 1,000 CPD points, including a minimum of 100 points in each of the following four Units of Competency: 

1 Design 

2 Documentation 

3 Project Management  

4 Practice Management 

In addition, a fifth category titled Core Professional Development covers subject areas that are relevant to all architects, regardless of the work they do.  

The average one-hour CPD session, held by Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects, is worth 10 CPD points. 

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— Jade Rouse Bollee, Nuralite

Hosting our first Emerge Webinar enabled us to talk to a diverse range of young architects we wouldn’t usually reach. We found them to be highly engaged and receptive to the topic of Continuous Insulation and H1 requirements. We found the Institute incredibly helpful in facilitating the session and are looking forward to our next webinar.

— Renée Williamson, Former Co-opted Emerge Director, Te Kāhui Whaihanga

The Emerge audience is enjoying learning about fundamental principles and basic product knowledge. Understanding the basics helps to set a foundation of knowledge to build upon. We are excited to see more webinars from Te Kāhui Whaihanga CPD providers in 2023.

— Victoria Elvin, Steel & Tube

Steel & Tube were delighted to offer the Steel & Tube Graduate series of lectures on roofing, cladding and ComFlor as part of the Emerge Webinar series. Our contribution was designed as a ‘101 class’ for long-run metal roofing and cladding and composite steel decking...

— Victoria Elvin, Steel & Tube

The series covered a wide variety of topics – from industry jargon, materials, profiles, environments, and best practice – with an aim of educating to create accurate and informed specification. The response was fantastic, with over 350 registrations for the fourlecture series. To add value, Steel & Tube offered four online help desks so graduates could ask questions they may not wish to ask on a webinar and bring their own project examples for discussion. We were delighted with the engagement from attendees to our technical helplines and really feel as though we are connecting and assisting our clients (the specifier) in their projects.

— Jade Rouse Bollee, Nuralite
— Renée Williamson, Former Co-opted Emerge Director, Te Kāhui Whaihanga
— Victoria Elvin, Steel & Tube
— Victoria Elvin, Steel & Tube


The CPD Provider Network offers the opportunity to build knowledge and develop significant relationships within the architectural community.  

Providers become part of the architect’s knowledge economy through the execution of high-quality, research-based learning activities. 

Becoming a member of the CPD Provider Network entitles you to: 

• Use the Institute-approved CPD Provider logo 

• Have pre-scheduled events included on both the NZRAB CPD upcoming events calendar and on the Institute website (visible to more than 4,000 members) 

• Promote accredited CPD activities through the weekly Bulletin member newsletter 

• Access contact information of 150 practice support groups of architects for the purposes of scheduling sessions 

• Host CPD sessions targeted at graduates and emerging practitioners  

• Publication of company name on the Institute’s website and in Annual Report. 

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In 2023, our Providers offered: 871 presentation sessions (online or in-person) with a total of 4,550 attendees

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Our CPD Provider Network

Abodo Metalcraft Roofing
Allco Waterproofing Solutions Moddex
Allegion NZ Ltd New Zealand Green Building Council
Allproof Industries New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering
Altus NZ Ltd NZ Fire Doors Ltd
APL Window Solutions New Zealand Steel Ltd
APS Ltd Novii
Architecture + Women NZ Nuralite
Ardex NZ Ltd Oxtek
Asphaltech Waterproofing Products Ltd Perry Metal Protection Ltd
Asona Limited Potter Interior Systems
ASSA ABLOY Powdercoating Group NZ Ltd
Autex Industries Ltd PrefabNZ
Bostik Resene Paints Limited
BRANZ Ltd Roofing Industries
Comfortech® Roof Logic
Construction Marketing Services University of Auckland–School of Architecture and Planning
Dulux New Zealand Saint Gobain
Equus Industries Ltd Sika (NZ) Ltd
Fireshield (Fire Protection Coatings NZ) Site Safe New Zealand Inc
Firth Industries Ltd Smoke Control NZ Ltd
Futurebuild LVL STARKE Group Ltd
GIB Steel & Tube
Glass Vice Products Ltd Steel Construction New Zealand Inc
Guardian Glass Stoanz Ltd
GWA Group NZ Ltd Tasman Insulation
Hallmark Group Ltd T&R Interior Systems
InLite TCL Hunt
INZIDE Commercial The Building Agency
Jacobsen Creative Surfaces The Friends of Futuna Charitable Trust
James Hardie New Zealand The Tile People
Just Life Group Thermosash Commercial Limited
Karndean Designflooring Tile Space Ltd
Kingspan Insulation NZ Ltd UNITEC New Zealand
Korok | Fire & Acoustic Wall Systems Victoria University School of Architecture
Laminex New Zealand Viking Roofspec
Learning Environments New Zealand Viridian Glass
Living Future Aotearoa NZ VMZINC
MacDonald Industries Ltd  
Mapei Academy  
Markham Distributing Ltd  

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