About The GIA CPD Point-System

As part of efforts to improve the quality of Architects in Ghana. The Ghana institute of architect introduces the continuous professional development program with point system that enables members earn marks based activities undertaken to form a basis for re-certification as a member in good standing.
The 2019 re-certification year has been earmarked as a pilot period. Earn a minimum of 15 points by undertaking any of the activities under the various categories with its corresponding points to be earned stated hereafter. Activities to be undertaken fall under two main groupings. Formal and informal.
FORMAL Activities such as Structured Courses with clear learning aims and outcomes given by a teacher, speaker or tutor. Terminated by assessment activity INFORMAL Quick and self-directed activities e.g.; Reading, Personal Study reading relevant publications, news articles, podcasts, trade magazines, case studies and industry updates.
FORMAL Archi-centre Accredited courses at University Other registered training organisations INFORMAL Anywhere


In order to facilitate simplicity in earning points these two groupings have been further broken down into 7 categories

Details of Categories

A Description of the Categories

TAKING A QUIZ ( Category A)

Earn a total of 5 points by taking the GIA CPD quizzes based on structured seminars. Minimum 80% score – 4 Points Attendance – 1 point

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Self Study (Category C)

When reading articles or books, watching architecture related videos, having Formal discussions with colleagues or clients, or even getting coached earn points for participating in any of these activities with specified purpose and used knowledgeable resources.Free Listening to claim a CPD to listen to several free online episodes.Touring Undertake an architectural related tour.Claim maximum 4 CPD points for time spent on this as “selfstudy” or “free listening”. 0.5 point per episode of listening

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Volunteer Service (Category E)

Earn up to 2 points by Volunteering for

A GIA organized event
Elected officer
Committee member ( work stream, ethics, disciplinary etc.)

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Attendance (Category G)

Attend a minimum of 3 GIA events a year for 3 points.

( masters & lecture series , tours etc)
Earn points for each day at GIA AGM

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Formal Academic Educational or Continuing Education (Category B)

Earn up to 5 points by undertaking or teaching courses related to Architecture. Transcript or score report is required for confirmation.

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New Knowledge Creation ( Category D)

Author or coauthor articles, books or newsletters, create and present a webinar, seminar, podcast or an Architecture course.Every hour spent in preparing and delivering these activities is equal to 1 CPDCPD points claimed in this category count toward the maximum point of 4

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Work Experience (Category F)

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