UPDATES, EVENTS AND DEADLINES – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR HPAS

  • NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: 31 MARCH 2024 (MIDNIGHT)
    THERE ARE TWO INTAKES PER YEAR , 31 MARCH AND 31 OCTOBER.

  • JOIN US LIVE ! HPAS WEBINAR – BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION:
    05 MARCH AT 14:00 UK (15:00 CET)
    DETAILS BELOW AND REGISTER HERE!

  • TRY OUR *NEW* INTERACTIVE APPLICATION GUIDE !
    GUIDES YOU TO ASSESS YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE TO DISCOVER THE CORRECT HPAS LEVEL TO APPLY FOR, AND CONFIRM DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HPAS FOR INDIVIDUALS?

  • Providing improved recognition of skills & experience
  • Promoting the highest levels of professionalism
  • Providing additional routes for those with non-accredited courses
  • Providing access to roles requiring a set standard or capability
  • Providing a system for mentoring
  • Providing a clear professional development route

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HPAS FOR ORGANISATIONS?

As for individuals, plus:

  • Categorising professionals against an agreed and transparent standard
  • Apply to roles requiring a set standard of capability
  • For contracting organisations, set minimum standards
  • Providing a framework for staff to develop within their profession

HOW DO I APPLY AND WHAT SUPPORT CAN I RECEIVE DURING THIS PROCESS?

  • Before you apply, we strongly recommend you access the HPAS Application Kit (below). This includes an Application Guide with useful templates. Once you have reviewed the guidelines carefully and gathered your documents, you can navigate to the application form online (below) to submit and pay.
  • Our dedicated HPAS Co-ordinator will be happy to help with your queries.
    Contact Yvonne Liversidge, at hpas@hydrographicsociety.org I +447951 127 035
  • We have also just started delivering Support Webinars to help you build a successful application (see below)

    JOIN US LIVE! HPAS WEBINAR – BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION
    To attend our launch webinar, REGISTER HERE with your name & email (or scan the QR code below) to secure your place.



GATHERING YOUR DOCUMENTS

DOWNLOAD THE: HPAS APPLICATION KIT
This is a handy full set of all the documents below, including Guides, templates, samples to proceed with your application in one go.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

ACCESS THE: APPLICATION FORM LINK

Note: This form can be used for first-time applications, if you are re-applying or or if you are applying to transition up a level. Once you have completed and gathered all the required documents (as above), navigate to the application form (link above) to finalise your application.

APPLICATION FEES

  • Your application fee payment will be required in order to complete your online application.
  • The appropriate fees are dependent upon the level chosen by the applicant and the fees shown below applies for first-time applicants, re-applications and transitions.
  • A discounted rate applies for individual members of IFHS societies (shown below in green).
    More details about IFHS societies can be found here.
HPAS FeesAccreditation Fee
(non-member/member)
Annual Renewal Fee
(non-member/member)
Level Ø€200.00 / €100.00€100.00 / €50.00
Level 1€200.00 / €100.00€100.00 / €50.00
Level 2€140.00 / €70.00€60.00 / €30.00
Affiliate€20.00 / Free€20.00 / Free

If you have experiencing any issues accessing the documents or having questions about completing them, don’t hesitate to use the contact form here, or contact the HPAS Co-ordinator (details above)

ANNUAL RENEWAL FEE AND PROCESS & MAINTAINING CPD RECORDS

  • Once you have HPAS accreditation, to maintain this, accredited professionals are expected to proactively undertake CPD and update their CPD profile annually, and be ready to provide their CPD records if requested.
  • The HPAS Coordinator will send reminders to Accredited professionals during the year about their renewal date.
    Just prior to the renewal due date, you will be asked to sign a CPD declaration form to ‘declare’ you have undertaken annual CPD activities and have maintained records.
  • The HPAS Coordinator provides a link by which to pay the renewal fee at this point.
  • The HPAS Panel audits 10% of all CPD records annually and the Co-ordinator will contact individuals selected at random to undertake this process.