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Earn CPD points by completing your training at TWI

Thu, 08 April, 2021

All around the world, most industries and specialisations have an association or professional body that those who have enough experience, expertise and qualifications can join. Membership of such associations has advantages that motivates individuals to acquire that status and continuously work on maintaining that status.

Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) is a professional body with the mission of elevating the standing and visibility as well as giving professional recognition to technologists and technicians in Malaysia. The objective of the association is to increase the pool of skilled workforce required to attain a high income economy, and to protect public safety and health in Malaysia.

To learn more about how to register with MBOT professional membership schemes visit their website here.

What is the benefit of joining a professional body like MBOT?

Joining professional associations have various benefits for the members that everyone with passion for career development would consider as it can bring them many advantages.

Professional recognition

Membership of MBOT can give professional recognition to technologists of technicians. By adding Ts./P.Tech or Tc./C.Tech. to their titles, these members can get a better acceptance by their peers in industry or public services. Getting approved as a member is a proof that one is serious about their career development and have reached a certain level of expertise to pass the entry requirements. 

Career development

Maintaining the membership of an association usually requires continues professional development (CPD) records. This not only keeps the individuals on track with maintaining their competency level, it also guides them through a well-defined successful career path. Consequently, there will be more job opportunities available to the professionals in this field. 

Networking opportunities and access to resources

Associations usually organize events and seminars which is exclusive to their members. This provides a perfect venue for seeking information as well as connecting with the network of peers in the same industry for seeking advice or landing on better jobs.

What is CPD and how to acquire CPD hours required for MBOT membership?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the process of tracking and documenting the skills, experience and knowledge gained through various sources and applied to the job. The CPD process is a helpful tool in managing an ongoing personal development which is one of the requirements for joining associations and maintaining the membership of those associations.

MBOT uses a CPD system for its membership scheme as a tool for promoting life-long learning process to its members. CPD is counted by hours and the number might vary for each Technology Fields and can be obtained through Trainings and Projects which are certified by MBOT. TWI Malaysia and Welding Institute of Malaysia (WIM) are approved training providers where you can acquire the required CPD hours through attending the training courses.

You can learn more about MBOT’s CPD hours on their website here.

CPD hours gained by attending CSWIP training courses at TWI Malaysia

By attending training courses at TWI Malaysia, you can acquire CPD hours which are essential for renewal of the certificate of registration for Professional Technologists and Certified Technicians. Below you can refer to the hours gained by completing training courses at TWI Malaysia:

Courses Title

CPD Hours Gained

CSWIP 3.0 Visual Welding Inspector


CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector


CSWIP 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector


CSWIP Radiographic Interpretation of Welds


CSWIP Magnetic Testing


CSWIP Penetrant Testing


CSWIP Ultrasonic Testing - Welds


CSWIP Ultrasonic Testing - Thickness Measurement


CSWIP Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) Data Interpretation


CSWIP Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing


Appreciation of Basic NDT Techniques


CSWIP Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) L1


CSWIP Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) L2


CSWIP Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD)


BGAS-CSWIP Painting Inspector


BGAS-CSWIP Site Coatings Inspector


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