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PROGRAMME CREDIT HOURS TO BE SECURED BY MEMBERS
The Perspective Planning Group constituted by the Council had recommended compulsory attendance by members at Professional Development Programmes as a means of ensuring constant updation of knowledge and skills of members. The Council of the Institute, accordingly, formulated Guidelines for Compulsory Attendance of Professional Development Programmes by Members which hitherto required every member in practice of the Institute, to secure 6 Program Credit Hours (PCH) in a year or 20 Program Credit Hours in a block of 3 years by attendance of approved learning programs.
The Professional Development Committee in its 88th meeting held on February 16, 2007 discussed in detail again the need for regular attendance of professional development programmes by the members and decided to recommend to the Council to increase the requirement of obtaining programme credit hours by Practicing Company Secretaries to 12 programme credit hours in a year or 40 programme credit hours in a block of three years.
The Council in its 172nd meeting held on March 16-17, 2007 considered the recommendation of the Professional Development Committee and decided to increase the requirement of obtaining programme credit hours by Practicing Company Secretaries to 12 programme credit hours in a year or 40 programme credit hours in a block of three years effective from 1st April, 2007.
The requirement specified above does not apply to:
(i) A member who has attained the age of 65 years.
(ii) A member to whom the Professional Development Committee may in its absolute discretion grant partial/full exemption on account of facts and circumstances of the case which, in the opinion of the said Committee, prevents such member from compliance with these guidelines.
The Updated Guidelines for Compulsory Attendance of Professional Development Programmes by Members are available on the website of the Institute www.icsi.edu.
A software has been designed and developed so that members can view and take print of the Certificate of Programme Credit Hours. The software can be used as follows: