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"It must not be another money maker"

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 05-Jun-08 11:15:30 AM

Quidos has announced it will make all courses for CPD free of charge for Domestic Energy Assessors accredited through its scheme, Sebastiaan van Dort, DEA Panel and Accreditation Manager, told this site.

He said: "Following the interview I had with you for the 'definitive CPD guide for DEA's and training providers' we realised that there is quite a lot of confusion surrounding CPD.

A few days later we held an internal meeting and concluded that the rules and regulations regarding CPD are not clear enough and that CPD itself can be very costly for the DEA.

This clearly is not what CPD should be about, CPD should assist the DEA in developing skills and keeping up to date with the latest rules and regulations. It must not be another money maker - currently there are too many companies using CPD as a way of profiteering.

So in order to simplify the CPD of our members; we have decided to offer the full Quidos-recommended CPD quota, inclusive, within our membership fee. Details will follow in due course.

This means that the DEA no longer has to worry about any extra outgoings in this regard.

We obviously still welcome any additional training our DEA's would like to take from approved 3rd party providers, but we feel that the DEA can now make a conscious choice if he/she wants to pay for this service."

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Excellent move by Quidos
Reply #1 on : Thu June 05, 2008, 18:39:41
Congratulations for Quidos, this plus other offerings they have mean they are showing they are committed to the medium term and maybe beyond. Well done Quidos!

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CPD books and material
Reply #2 on : Wed June 11, 2008, 12:33:04
Could you please advise on a range of books that would give me CPD hours
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Re: "It must not be another money maker"
Reply #3 on : Wed June 11, 2008, 13:09:39
@Geoffrey: Look to the right of the screen (beneath Recent Articles) and navigate to 'CPD requirements...'. Check to see what your accreditation body's requirements are first.

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Reply #4 on : Sun February 22, 2009, 18:03:18
This anouncement was nothing but a PR stunt. Quidos do not and have not ever provided free CPD training for their DEAs. Anyone considering their accreditation with Quidos should know this.

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Re: "It must not be another money maker"
Reply #5 on : Mon January 11, 2010, 08:43:01
To all DEA's

This is totally rubbish

I was accredited with QAS (QUIDOS ACCREDITATION SCHEME) last year and I was supposed to have free CPD according to the contract where I payed £150+VAT

Then they decided to change the way of being accredited by paying different amounts of money (less) but you'd have to pay for the CPD

The year passed and I never received my alocated CPD hours

To my opinion this scheme is rubbish and I'd rather not practice as DEA than join their con scheme

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