APG becomes official CPD point provider


Professional requirements in the field of geology are changing rapidly due to constant scientific and technical developments, technological innovations, and changes in the market. Therefore, geoscience professionals are strongly encouraged to commit to continuous lifelong learning. This process of permanent acquisition of knowledge and skills is called Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

CPD is the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional, ethical, and technical duties throughout a practitioner’s working life. CPD aims to keep professionals up to date in their existing areas of expertise. CPD addresses the pace of technological change in the geosciences, as well as the danger of skills obsolescence and over-specialisation. CPD activities are therefore one of the annual requirements for European Geologists (EurGeols) to maintain their professional title.

EFG has recently recognised its Portuguese member, the Portuguese Association of Geologists (Associação Portuguesa de Geólogos, APG), as an official CPD point provider.

APG has a long-standing experience in organising training for professional geologists and is also proposing e-learning courses since the beginning of 2020.

From 21 September until 13 November, APG proposes, for instance, an e-learning course focusing on “Exploration and Evaluation of Geological Resources – Tools and Methods” (in Portuguese). The course is aimed at professionals and technicians working or intending to work in the mining industry and in the exploration of geological resources, professional geologists, engineer geologists, mining engineers, prospectors, among others professionals, who intend to improve and recycle their knowledge and strategies concerning the evaluation of geological resources, planning, management and control, within the standards required by the International Regulations of Resources and Reserves Reporting (PERC CRIRSCO, NI43-101, JORC), considering quality control programs (QA/QC) and basic models of Resources evaluation.

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