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 for demonstrable professional competence in architectural ironmongery and its related disciplines.

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:

  • Viewing or attending non-core CPD presentations (online or at GAI Community Hub meetings) 
  • Completing online quizzes relating to a non-core CPD presentation* 
  • Attending RIBA-approved CPD presentations or external CPD presentations or webinars 
  • Presenting company CPD material to industry audiences 
  • Attending CPD presentations at trade shows or exhibitions. 
  • Attending GAI approved factory tours. 
  • Delivering industry-related training, including GAI courses or webinars. 
  • Providing training material for GAI courses. 
  • Delivering, or attending, in-house or external training, seminars or webinars. 
* Please note, while all GAI webinars are available for catch-up viewing by members via the GAI website at, pre-2023 webinars will not be accompanied by an online quiz, making each worth a maximum of 1 CPD point.
To achieve and maintain registered or certified status, you must register or renew your membership to join the CPD programme; gain 20 CPD points within a 12-month calendar year to gain registered or certified status the following year; and gain 20 CPD points per annum to maintain your registered or certified status.

CPD Downloads & Links

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

Please note that to log CPD points, members should:

  • Click the Manage My CPD button below - you will be asked to sign in to the website if you are not already  (please see your company membership administrator if you do not yet have an account).
  • This will open your CPD record including the annual progress bar that’s recording your CPD points.
  • Add each CPD activity by clicking the plus button (+)
  • Complete the fields with the CPD activity or title, the date it took place, and the CPD type, and then upload any evidence you have to support this activity.

CPD model

Find out more about our flexible CPD programme.


Download the current CPD Model

Manage your CPD Online

Click below to record, view and manage your CPD throughout the year (registered CPD members only).


Manage my CPD