Fly ahead of new AS9104/1 CPD rules with online training

With the upcoming revisions to AS9104/1 significantly increasing CPD training requirements for auditors, leading aerospace compliance expert Bureau Veritas is pressing the sector to get ahead of the new rules with high quality online training.

The revised AS9104/1, due to be published during the second half of 2021, will require aerospace auditors to complete approximately 40 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) over a three-year period.

Aimed at encouraging auditors to keep abreast of fast-evolving industry changes, the new rule is a significant increase on the current CPD requirement over the three-year registration period.

The revised standard is likely to be introduced by the end of the year, with a three-year transition period. As such, Bureau Veritas, which regularly works with the industry’s biggest names on their testing, auditing, and compliance, is encouraging aerospace auditors to prepare now by adopting the new 40-hour CPD rule immediately.

Trevor Douce, international aerospace director at Bureau Veritas, said: “With the aerospace sector continually evolving with new technologies and practices, it’s no surprise that the latest revision to AS9104/1 puts the onus on auditors to invest more time and training understanding and responding to emerging industry trends.

“The pandemic prompted an unprecedented amount of downtime for the aerospace sector, which means many auditors will be in need of a rethink, reminders and refreshers on key standards and a best practice approach – which is why we’re encouraging auditors to treat the new 40-hour CPD rule as best practice from now on.”

According to Bureau Veritas, one of the ways to clock up these essential CPD points is to consider the use of high-quality online training. For instance, the company currently runs its bite size virtual classroom, which provides industry-leading online training on key topics including AS9145 PPAP, Counterfeit Parts Control, AS13006 Process Control, AS13000 Problem Solving - 8D, AS13004 PFMEA and Control Plans and Technology Advancements in Aerospace (i.e Paperless Factory 4.0) and Aerospace sector specific requirements (9100/9110).

Douce added: “The last year has seen the development of effective remote auditing training tools, such as our virtual classroom courses. Amid the new 40-hour CPD rule, online training of this kind is the perfect way to rack up those essential CPD points for time-poor aerospace auditors.”


Bureau Veritas

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