Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme
for Registered Electrical Worker (REW)
The Electrical Safety Advisory Committee (ESAC) suggested to EMSD in its meeting in September 2009 to set up a continuing development mechanism for Registered Electrical Worker (REW) with an aim to enhancing the standard of REW. After consultation with the trade, EMSD planned to implement the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for REW in 2012. The implementation of the CPD Scheme obtained the consent from the ESAC in its meeting in April 2011.
The CPD Scheme was put into operation on 1 January 2012. Under the CPD Scheme, REW applying for each registration renewal on or after 1 January 2012 is required to have completed a training covering the following two modules before submitting the application:
Legislative and Safety Requirements
Legislative requirements in Electricity Ordinance, Electricity (Registration) Regulations, and Electricity (Wiring) Regulations and safety requirements in conducting electrical work
Knowledge related to design, installation, maintenance, testing and commissioning of electrical installation
REW can choose to join any one of four types of training for the CPD Scheme, including:
Commencing from 1/1/2015, REWs may also complete their CPD training through one of the following newly added modes of training:
The academic courses recognized by EMSD in electrical engineering related subjects organized by local universities, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Vocational Training Council, Construction Industry Council, etc., which had been taken or were being taken by REW within the three years period before expiry of current REW registration, are recognized as CPD training covering the required training modules. REW shall submit the result record or certificate issued by the related academic or training organisations as documentary proof when applying registration renewal. (Please click here to view the academic courses currently recognized [PDF format (25KB)])
REWs who are members in electrical or building services disciplines of professional organizations within the three years period before expiry of current REW registration and required to complete the mandatory CPD training under their respective professional membership would be regarded as satisfying the CPD requirement for REW. REW shall submit documentary proof (such as membership card) when applying registration renewal so as to prove his professional membership within the related period. (Please click here to view the professional organizations currently recognized [PDF format (12KB)]))
The training shall be completed by REWs within 3 years before the expiry date of the current registration. When receiving the renewal application from REW, EMSD will check his CPD training record before processing the renewal application.
The CPD Scheme requirement applies to applications for registration renewal, or application for re-registration submitted after the expiry date of the original registration only.
Applicants of new registration, or change-of-grade, or additional permitted work applications need not to complete the CPD training before submitting the application. However, the applicant will have to complete the CPD training in future for their registration renewal.
For training organized by Recognized Trainers, the training organizer will submit the training records to EMSD direct for recording. Training record submitted directly from REW, which is not found in the training organizer’s record, is not accepted in general.
Electricity Legislation Division
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
3 Kai Shing Street