Door hardware experts have new ways to access CPDs

  • 26 Jan 2017

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and its sister organisation, the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers, has launched new ways to access CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for architectural ironmongery professionals.

After receiving feedback from members it has decided to introduce a more flexible programme that gives learners more control over how they gain CPD points. They are also starting a new process where different methods of learning will be introduced on a regular basis to meet the needs of their membership worldwide.

According to the GAI’s manager of education, Rachel Tipton, in an industry where standards are changing all the time, to neglect CPD is to neglect the needs of their customers, their career development and individual status in the industry.

However, she also states that they recognise that “CPD is also about a personal and bespoke professional journey, and the same programme of CPD obviously does not provide the same fit for everyone. Therefore our CPD learning will be structured to meet the individual development and personal learning needs of all of our members.”

From now on points may be gained through additional routes such as personal knowledge, development at trade shows and exhibitions, reading industry related article, and learning via Guild and Institute approved podcasts and videos from trade bodies including the RIBA and BSI.

Every RegAI is a qualified GAI Diploma holder and has been able to prove they are fully up-to-date with industry standards, regulations and legislation. RegAI status is the benchmark standard for architectural ironmongers.

These qualified architectural ironmongers then take on the complex, responsible role of working with architects, interior designers, contractors and others to schedule and specify the hardware and access control for every door in a building. and, window for the project.

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