Any member may request renewal into their existing membership class even though they have not fulfilled the Mandatory DPD Requirement. We may agree to such a request in exceptional circumstances. Such exceptional circumstances may include the following:
- An extended period of illness
- An outstsanding period of work challenge / adjustment (not including being located internationally
- A personal trauma
- Full-time study
- Extended travel overseas (for leaisure and not work-related)
If you are exempted from the DPD provisions for special and compelling reasons - for details, see DPD Guidelines - this will last a full year. You will receive, prior to membership renewal, 20 DPD exemption units in your DPD record which enables you to readily re-engage in the DPD system once your year of exemption is over.