Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program
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 or practice will need to be enrolled and participating in a relevant recertification programme 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.
- Completion of the 2020 CPD program is voluntary and will not be required for continuation of membership. However, the extended reporting period for 2020 CPD is available until 31 March 2021, should you wish to upload to My CPD details of CPD that has been completed.
- 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 (these will be available after the end of the extended reporting period).
The CPD team at the College is available to provide assistance:
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).
For enquiries, contact the CPD Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 337 448 (toll free from Australia) or 0800 443 827 (toll-free from New Zealand).