CPD & Assessment

What is CPD?

MBOT promotes lifelong learning through the implementation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In MBOT, CPD is essential to renew the certificate of registration for Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians only. CPD is counted by hours and the number might vary for each Technology Fields and can be obtained through Trainings and Projects which are certified by MBOT.
Minimum number of annual CPD hours required for Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians is as per determined by the Board from time to time. The formulation of the CPD is based on the industry requirements after going through strict verification cycle with the Board and Technology Expert Panels (TEP). These CPD hours are only valid for 1 year and cannot be carried forward for one year to another.
*Subject to change & approval by the board
# Technology Fields CPD Hours/Year
Professional Technologists Certified Technicians
1. 23 Technology Fields 30 Hours 20 Hours
Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians will have to complete the required number of CPD hours in order to renew their Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians. The CPD can be obtained through:
  1. Trainings from MBOT Certified Training Centre or Learned Institutions;
  2. Seminars and technical events by MBOT or any of MBOT’s TEP;
  3. Projects certified by MBOT (submission of projects for CPD must be done to MBOT as early as possible to avoid technical issues); or
  4. Any other activities deemed practicable as determined by the Board.
For renewal of 2020, no CPD hours is required. All CPD applications requests must be submitted through email at cpd@mbot.org.my.  It is advisable to submit your CPD request prior to attending the related program to ensure the program is endorse and recognise by MBOT. Please ensure to attach the supporting documents i.e. the program contents and itinerary accordingly. 

The CPD Request Form (Form A) for Professional Technologist (Ts.) and Certified Technicians (Tc.) can be obtained here :

CPD Request Form

For individual CPD hours collection, each hour will be recorded in MBOT's online CPD system that  will be launched soon. We will keep you updated on the next steps from time to time.