In order to qualify as a Fellow of the Society, a member must accrue at least 100 CPE points during a given membership year and provide an SPSW CPE log. At least 50% of the points accrued must come from attending face to face training or engaging in post graduate education.
For those in remote areas for their entire membership year, 35% of their CPE points will need to be accrued from face to face training.
Criteria to become a Fellow of the SPSW can be downloaded along with a Log Book.
Members are required to keep their CPE logs for at least 3 years as 5% of the membership will be audited annually to ensure that they have undertaken the required CPE to qualify for recognition as a Fellow of SPSW.
At time of membership renewal members must provide SPSW with a statutory declaration that they have completed the required CPE. Points may be accrued in at least 3 of the 9 separate categories as set out in the table below.
|Attending professional training.||1 point for every hour of training (excluding morning/afternoon tea/lunch).
Double points - 2 points per hour for training presented or sponsored by SPSW
|Post Graduate Education||10 points for each course successfully passed|
|Presenting non work related training||7 points for a half day presentation,
14 points for a full day
|Reading professional literature/research||1 point per journal article;
5 points for a professional book
|Publishing a professional article||15 points in a refereed journal;
5 points in a non-refereed journal
|Presenting a paper at a conference||10 points refereed process;
5 points non refereed process
|Undertaking professional research or making a professional submission||10 points|
|Supervision of Social Work Students||10 points per student per semester|
|Attendance at a conference||1 point for every hour of professional content (excluding lunches, morning/ afternoon teas and social activities of the conference.|