CPD requirements resume this year

14 January 2021

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 be required to complete the usual 50 hours of the RANZCP CPD program.