Annual Renewal & Maintaining QPMR
Maintaining QPMR Status
Continually developing your professional skills through relevant education and/or active participation in our industry ensures that you maintain your competitive edge, and reassures clients and colleagues that you are up to date with advances, contemporary developments and regulatory changes that affect the market and social research industry.
A QPMR accredited member is required to undertake regular professional development activities over a 12 month period and achieved a minimum 100 points across the QPMR continuing professional development categories to maintain accreditation. This includes having attended one compulsory regulatory webinar on professional ethics and industry standards during the renewal period.
To renew their QPMR accreditated members are required to submit a completed Professional Development diary report annually (in April) outlining all their professional development activities undertaken over the previous 12 months. The Professional Development diary report is reviewed by a QPMR assessor to verify the activities presented meet the requirements for continued accreditation.There is no provision for automatic carry-over of accreditation from one year to the next.
To renew QPMR accreditation members are required to:
- complete and submit their Professional Development diary report for the year under review outlining details of all professional development activities undertaken over that time.
- ensure they have attended one compulsory regulatory webinar on professional ethics and industry standards
- submit proof of attendance at non AMSRS events and/or professional development activity, including in-house training, to accompany the Professional Development diary. This is required before the diary can be submitted.
- obtain a total minimum number of 100 points to maintain QPMR status.
- pay the annual renewal fee.
PLEASE NOTE: Failure to provide sufficient support material may result in a request for such material and a delay in obtaining assessment results.
Professional Development Activities
Professional development activities that count towards diary points are broadly defined as those that result in an improvement and broadening of market and/or social research knowledge and skills and the professional qualities needed throughout a researchers' working life. They range from professional reading to attending seminars and courses to participating in special industry groups.
There are 21 specified categories listed under the QPMR continuing professional development points requirements outlining the type of professional development.