CPD (Continued Professional Development)

CPD is one of the most important ways in which we can develop and enhance our abilities, to set ourselves apart as ironmongery professionals.

Here at the GAI, we recognise that CPD is a personal and bespoke professional journey, so the same programme of CPD doesn't work for everyone.  That's why our CPD programme is designed to meet individual developmental and personal learning needs. 

Once a year of our CPD programme has been completed, Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI) status is awarded. 

What is a RegAI?

A RegAI is a fully qualified architectural ironmongery professional who has completed their GAI Diploma and has now committed to maintaining a high level of knowledge and keeping fully up-to-date with the latest legislation, industry standards and products through our CPD programme.

Benefits of becoming a RegAI

  • Gain recognition and credibility for being an IAI member
  • Authorised use of the IAI logo and designated letters ‘MInstAI’
  • Opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through the IAI CPD programme (on completion of the GAI Diploma)
  • Invitations to regional and national events to expand your expertise and connect with other members
  • Receive free quarterly issues of Architectural Ironmongery Journal (AIJ), keeping up to date with industry news and views
  • Chance to be nominated for the annual IAI Awards, rewarding excellence among the membership
  • Authorised use of the designated letters ‘RegAI’ after your name
  • Personalised RegAI crest to use to confirm your status
  • Your details listed on the GAI website as a qualified RegAI
  • Opportunity to promote yourself as having achieved the highest possible standards of knowledge and professionalism


Submit course work as part of achieving and maintaining your RegAI status.


Collect CPD points

To maintain your RegAI status you are required to collect CPD points on the below Log Sheet.

Download the CPD Log Sheet

CPD model

Our CPD programme is flexible to give you more control over how you gain CPD points.

Download the current CPD Model


List of approved CPDs and Webinars for GAI Hubs

Download CPD presentations and webinars

Upcoming Event North and Borders Community Hub - Time Management 6 Dec 2021 @ 18:00 - 6 Dec 2021 @ 0:00
Upcoming Event North and Borders Community Hub - Time Management 6 Dec 2021 @ 18:00 - 6 Dec 2021 @ 0:00