A note from the Chairman - OctoberThe ‘C’ points are 10 per annum and they can be made up from your own developments in training. For example, subscription to a Pest Magazine may pick you up a few points. Being a member of a relatable organisation that is science based and particularly in relation to wildlife may pick up points and also in-house toolbox talks might pick you up some points. All of these must be sent to IASIS for evaluation and they will return with an answer on how many points they are worth. To get the best results from this process, you should send as much information as you can about the topic. For instance, if you have done a toolbox talk on Rodent Control – Permanent Baiting Rules, you must send the content of the toolbox talk as well as the sign in sheet. If you are a member of an organisation, you must send in the membership certificate, a magazine subscription – send the confirmation of your subscription. This must be done on an individual basis for every PMU although large companies who have delivered In-house training may apply on behalf of all attendees.
For the end of this year, all PMU’s will be assessed on their cumulative points from both 2018 and 2019. Therefore you must have 80 ‘A’ points and 20 ‘C’ points. I would strongly suggest to you all to log into the IASIS website, log into your personal CPE account and verify that you have all the points you need.
There is only one schedule CPE Workshop Group course left on the current cycle and that is on 24th October in Athlone (Ecology/Environment/PMUs Code C1 – 30 ‘A’ CPE Points). It is a half day courses beginning 9.30 and cost €150 each. Eanna Ni Lamhna is the tutor for this workshop.
Until next month.
Philip Cranley – 11th October 2019