Submission Cut-off Date
For BEAM practitioners, who have been accredited within the current calendar year, the
cut-off date of CPD hours is 31 December of the next year (For example, for a BEAM
Affiliate accredited in the 2014, the CPD hours cut-off date would be 31 December 2015).
Carry-over of Excess CPD Hours
Since 2015, the excess CPD hours attained by BEAM Affiliates in one year will be carried
over to the following years without limit.
Make-up of Outstanding CPD Hours
A BEAM Affiliate who cannot attain the minimum CPD hours in the 1st year can make-up
the outstanding hours in the 2nd & 3rd years. However, by the 3rd year, if the total number
of attained CPD hours is still less than 12 (with at least 6 Mandatory hours), his/her BEAM
Affiliate credential will be suspended, with the status shown in the BEAM Practitioners'
. Upon suspension, a 2-year grace period will be granted for suspended BEAM
Affiliate to make-up the outstanding CPD hours.
The list of BEAM Affiliate with the credential suspended will be published in the BEAM Practitioners'
. Suspended BEAM Affiliate cannot declare himself / herself as a BEAM
Once the suspended BEAM Affiliate successfully makes up all CPD hours due (total of 12
hours), he / she can submit the relevant CPD record to HKGBC Secretariat and apply
for the reinstatement of the BEAM Affiliate credential any-time during the 2-year grace
period. However, BEAM Affiliates are reminded they are required to fulfill on-going CPD
hours of the current year, to avoid possibility of further suspension or termination of the
credential in the future.
Termination of BEAM Affiliate Qualification
If the suspended BEAM Affiliate cannot make up all CPD hours due within the grace
period, his / her BEAM Affiliate qualification will be terminated. He / She can re-enroll the
BEAM Affiliate Training and pass the Examination to attain the qualification again.
For further details of the CPD requirements, please refer to the
BEAM Affiliate Candidate Handbook.