Step-by-step guide to completing your CPD return (CPD return advice part 4 of 4)

20 December 2018

We realise that you may be getting slightly sick of the mere mention of CPD, but we promise this will be the last time we bother you with it - at least for a few weeks...

SER CPD: Review, Activities and Intentions (CPD return advice part 3 of 4)

19 December 2018

This is the penultimate part in our series of blogs designed to help you complete your SER CPD return with the minimum of difficulty.

Importing CPD Notepad and Uploading IStructE & ICE returns (CPD return advice part 2 of 4)

18 December 2018

The window for completing SER CPD returns for 2018 opens on 1st January 2019. All Approved Certifiers that became members of the Scheme before 1st July 2018 are required to submit a CPD return for the 2018 calendar year.

Certification coordinator changes

08 November 2018

In this week's blog we are going to walk you through the new and significantly improved certification coordinator system.

CPD Activity Notepad (CPD return advice part 1 of 4)

27 September 2018

We will be publishing a series of CPD-related blogs closer to the time of the window opening, with each focusing on a specific section of the SER CPD return process. However, given that the CPD activity notepad is designed to be used throughout the year, and is also the part of the return process which has caused Certifiers the most confusion, we are publishing the blog relating to it now.

How to certify staged projects - revised version

14 September 2018

When we launched the new website in October 2016, several significant changes were made to the way in which Approved Certifiers generate certificates for staged projects. Additionally, the changes that were made to the Schedule 1/Form Q process means that a larger proportion of projects will be staged going forward.

Advice for those applying to become an SER Approved Certifier

31 August 2018

This week we have put together some hints and tips for people that are looking to join the SER Scheme as an Approved Certifier of Design (Building Structures). The advice will be of most use to those that have yet to begin the process, so please pass this to any colleagues that are thinking of applying.

Typical reinforcement details

24 August 2018

This week's blog is a little different to the norm. We invited an experienced structural engineer and member of SER's Scottish Registration Board to provide some guidance on Typical Reinforcement Details, with a strong emphasis on what constitutes typical.

Common certification errors (and how to avoid them!)

03 August 2018

For this week's blog we thought: what do people appreciate more than others politely pointing out some of the most common mistakes that they make? Quite a lot, admittedly, but we hope you will find the following useful nonetheless.

Schedules: hints and tips

27 July 2018

This week's blog is all about how to correctly use the Schedules when generating SER certificates. We see this as a crib sheet that can be referred to whenever you are unsure of something Schedule-related, so we will keep it as brief as we possibly can by concentrating on what you can and can't do with each Schedule, rather than waffling on (too much) about the reasoning behind them.