Continuing Professional Development

What is the continuing professional development (CPD) program?

The RACP CPD program ‘MyCPD’ helps Fellows equip themselves for their current and future professional roles.

Continuing professional development ensures that you:

  • continue to expand and develop your knowledge and skills as a Physician or Paediatrician
  • continue to improve your performance
  • meet the professional standards of the RACP
  • meet public expectations
  • meet government regulatory requirements

Read the full mission statement

What is MyCPD?

MyCPD is an online tool that allows you to manage your continuing professional development as a Fellow of the RACP.

Access MyCPD

What are the annual MyCPD requirements for Fellows?

The annual minimum MyCPD requirement for Fellows is 100 credits, with mandatory CPD activities set by the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) for Fellows practising in NZ. The ​mandatory MCNZ activities can be included in the 100 credits.

To find out more about your CPD requirements for 2017, see the:

To find out further details about CPD activities and credits, see the: 

To find out more about the MyCPD program and how to use MyCPD, see the:

For examples of how to claim your CPD activity, see the:

For CPD resources that may contribute to your CPD requirements, see:

For events that may contribute to your CPD requirements, see:

New Zealand requirements

Physicians working in New Zealand have additional requirements set by the Medical Council of New Zealand. Physicians registered within a vocational scope of practice must complete 50 hours of CPD, including:

  • a minimum of 20 hours of continuing medical education
  • 10 hours of peer review activity
  • participation in 1 audit of medical practice

MyCPD includes reminders of these requirements for New Zealand physicians.

For further information on MyCPD and MCNZ requirements (including additional MCNZ requirements for physicians registered within a general scope of practice), download the MCNZ and MyCPD Requirements Information Sheet (PDF 153KB).

When are CPD requirements due?

The annual cycle for continuing professional development runs from 1 January to 31 December. You must complete your annual CPD report by 31 March of the following year. A late submission fee applies if you miss this deadline.

CPD requirements are the same, whether  practising part-time or full-time. 

Contact us

Contact us for further information on MyCPD and continuing professional development.

Phone: (+61) 2 8247 6201

New Zealand
Phone (+64) 4 460 8122

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