Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPD)


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme is established with the principal objective to help architects to develop professionally through continuous updating and upgrading of their skill set and knowledge, so that their knowledge and experience will remain current and relevant in our rapidly changing environment. This is achieved through organizing educational courses, seminars, talks and other events.

These events were constantly reviewed, refined and restricted (if necessary) to meet the objectives and requirements of mandatory CPD programme. SIA had been working closely with the various trade partners in organizing seminars, courses and conferences to update, upgrade and educate architects with state-of-the-art professional knowledge.

Through continuous development of their professional knowledge, architects are empowered and better equipped to meet the challenges of ever changing professional practice, rising demand and expectation of their clients, as well as growing competition in local and global arenas.

The CPD Committee has accredited various events organized by Government Agencies & Non Profit Professional Allied Institutions under the BOA-SIA CPD Programme.  These accredited parties are:-

  • Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES)
  • British Council (BC)
  • Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
  • building SMART Singapore Chapter (BSS)
  • Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC)
  • Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE)
  • Enterprise Singapore (ESg)
  • Housing and Development Board (HDB)
  • International Alliance for Interoperability (Singapore Chapter)
  • JTC Corporation
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA)
  • Ministry of Informations, Communications and the Arts (MICA)
  • Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
  • Ministry of National Development (Planning & Research Department) (MND)
  • Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources
  • Nanyang Technological University, c/o School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (NTU)
  • National Environment Agency (NEA)
  • National Safety Council of Singapore
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)
  • Public Utilities Board (PUB)
  • Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS)
  • ReallyArchitecture
  • Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
  • Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC)
  • Singapore Heritage Society (SHS)
  • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
  • Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL)
  • Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA)
  • Singapore Institute of Planners, c/o Singapore Professional Centre (SIP)
  • Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers (SISV)
  • Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC)
  • Singapore Polytechnic, Department of Industry Services (SP)
  • Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
  • Society of Construction Law (Singapore) (SCL)
  • Society of Project Managers (SPM)
  • Enterprise Singapore (ESg)
  • Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
  • Temasek Design School
  • The Chartered Institute of Building, Singapore Centre (CIOB)
  • The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)
  • The Institution of Fire Engineers, Singapore Branch (IFE)
  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • The Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL)
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
  • Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC)
  • World Toilet College
  • Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO)
  • Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC)
  • Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
  • Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
  • The Japan Institute of Architects (JIA)
  • DesignSingapore Council (DSg)

In 2022, there were a total of 325 CPD accredited events with aggregate of 826 CPD points.

Of the 325 events, 74 were organized by SIA/Academy.SIA, of which 46 (with a total of 192 CPD points) were chargeable events and 28 (with a total of 69 CPD points) were complimentary events to SIA members.

CPD Committee 2023/24

Co-Chairs: Tiah Nan Chuan and Adrian Lai

Member: Yap Chee Keng