Effective from 1 January 2016, Members of Governance New Zealand Inc. are required to comply with the Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirement of 20 hours per annum, comprising of 10 hours structured and 10 hours unstructured activities spread over a calendar year, rolling over 3 years.
The Governance New Zealand Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct requires Members to adhere to four principles, one of which is maintaining a high standard of service/professional competence:
"A high standard of service or professional competence should be delivered throughout one’s working life. This involves an understanding of relevant technical, professional and business developments. Professional competence also considers the wider implications and expectations of our members. This includes: