Through the GAI’s programme for continuing professional development (CPD), those who have attained a Stage 3 GAI qualification can go on to establish and maintain their Registered or Certified professional status.

This is the highest possible standard of education and professionalism you can achieve; a benchmark standard which is at the heart of what GAI stands for.

Completing the CPD programme demonstrates that you are fully up-to-date with the latest industry standards, regulation, legislation, and best practice.

The following programme is required to become and maintain status as: 

  • Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI)
  • Registered Door Systems (RegDS)
  • Registered Electric Hardware & Access Control (RegAC)
  • Certificated Standards and Regulations Advisor (CertSRA).

The benefits of a registered or certified status:

  • The ability to market and promote an impressive professional status – an important differentiator in a competitive market.
  • Personalised electronic logos and letters after your name to allow you to stand out from the crowd.
  • Enhancing your employability with evidence of your personal continued professional development.
  • The opportunity to learn, network and maintain professional status in an enjoyable, sociable environment.
  • Flexible ways to meet the CPD criteria.

Our flexible CPD requirements can be met by activities including:

  • GAI compulsory coursework.
  • Community Hub meeting presentations.
  • GAI verified factory visits.
  • Presenting CPD presentations.
  • In-house or external training courses relevant to your role
  • GAI (or related) tutoring or education programmes.
  • Reading industry related articles and writing a summary of what you have understood from the piece.
To achieve and maintain registered or certified status, you must register or renew your membership to join the CPD programme; gain 10 CPD points within a 12-month calendar year to gain registered or certified status the following year; and gain 10 CPD points per annum to maintain your registered or certified status.

CPD Downloads

Download the following documents to find out more about the CPD programme, or to log and submit your own continuing professional development.

CPD model

Find out more about our flexible CPD programme.

Download the current CPD Model

Collect CPD points

Collect and submit your CPD points on this log sheet. 

Download the CPD Log Sheet