Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program

COVID-19 Update

2021 CPD

The College has received advice from the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) regarding CPD requirements for 2021.

  • The MBA has decided that medical practitioners will be required to meet the CPD registration standard in 2021. Please see the MBA website regarding CPD requirements. 
  • The MCNZ has decided that from 1 March 2021 all doctors holding a practising certificate and registered in a general or vocational scope of practice will need to be enrolled and participating in a relevant recertification program and resume meeting requirements. Please see the MCNZ website for more details.

Based on these directives, in 2021 Australian and New Zealand psychiatrists will have to complete the usual 50 hours of the RANZCP CPD program.

2020 CPD

  • Completion of the 2020 CPD program is voluntary.
  • There will be no audits conducted of 2020 CPD submissions.
  • Members who do not complete the 2020 CPD year will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.


The College operates a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program with the aim of maintaining a high standard of professional practice in psychiatry.

CPD participation is a requirement for medical registration and annual recertification of medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand. Active Fellows and Affiliates are automatically enrolled in the CPD program.

Medical practitioners who are not RANZCP members can also participate in the RANZCP CPD program (annual fee applies).

CPD for RANZCP Members [member sign-in required]
Information for RANZCP Members.

CPD resources [member sign-in required]
Documents, templates and activities that will help you achieve your required CPD hours.

Refresher and remediation programs
For Fellows or Affiliates who have taken an extended break from active clinical practice.

Join the RANZCP CPD program
For non-RANZCP medical practitioners.

My CPD [member sign-in required]

Record your CPD activities online.

Practice Peer Review
A pilot of the Practice Peer Review program is operating in 2021.

Apply to have your event endorsed for CPD hours 
Fees and process to apply for CPD event endorsement.

For enquiries, contact the CPD Office at or call 1800 337 448 (toll free from Australia) or 0800 443 827 (toll-free from New Zealand).

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