Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program

2021-2023 CPD

CPD has resumed as normal, with Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand psychiatrists required to complete the usual 50 hours of the RANZCP CPD program from 2021.

From 1 January 2023, in line with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) Revised Registration Standard for all doctors, there will be some changes to the required allocation of the 50 hours for all RANZCP CPD members. Please see the CPD newsletter item for more information.

CPD Certificates and Statements are available through the My CPD system.


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 Aotearoa 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 Aotearoa New Zealand).

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