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The following documents are provided to help guide you to meet your CPD requirements:


Revised CPD Registration Standards and Recertification Requirements

Australia: The CPD registration standard has been approved by Health Ministers and is effective from 1 January 2023. 

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New Zealand: Revised Recertification Requirements for MCNZ are effective from 1 July 2022.

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Effective 1 July 2022, RANZCOG will be moving from a triennium to an annual CPD program, to accommodate the above regulatory changes, the majority of which have already been implemented within the current CPD program.  Further information will be communicated later this year in readiness for the start of the next CPD cycle 1/7/2022.

 


CPD Requirements for Fellows & Subspecialists


Requirements for all Fellows including revised hours for Outcome Measurement and performance Review


Fellows practising on either a part-time or full-time basis must accrue a minimum of 150 CPD hours within the 3-year period (1/7/2019 – 30/6/2022). A minimum of 38 CPD hours must be accrued in each of the domains however,  due to the COVID-19 exemption applied to all Fellows and members during the current triennium, the minimum requirements in each domain have been reduced to 26 CPD hours.

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It has also been recognised that some Fellows have found it difficult to meet the minimum number of hours for the Outcome Measurement and Performance Review Domains and therefore RANZCOG has applied revised allocation of hours for these domains as detailed in the table below which will also be implemented in the next CPD cycle.
 

Domain Minimum hours
(prior to COVID-19 exemption)
Revised Minimum hours
(with COVID-19 exemption
and revised hours for
OM and PR applied)
Educational Activities (EA) 38 hours 26 hours
Outcome Measurement (OM) 38 hours 10 hours
Performance Review (PR) 38 hours 10 hours
Remaining hours across
Outcome Measurement and/or Performance Review (OM/PR)
N/A 32 hours

Remaining hours
(in any domain(s))

36 hours 26 hours
Total: 150 hours 104 hours



Please note, that Fellows who commenced their CPD program after 1 July 2019 will have their hours pro-rated accordingly in their CPD program.


Additional CPD Requirements for Subspecialists


All RANZCOG Subspecialists must accrue at least 70 of the 104 hours required over the three year period within their subspecialty area.

In addition to the 70 hour subspecialty requirement, CGO, CREI and CU subspecialists each have requirements as follows:

  1. CGO (Gynaecology Oncology subspecialty) - Participation in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT meetings) is mandatory for all CGO subspecialists (min. 1 hour).

    Note: From 1 July 2022 it will be mandatory for all CGO subspecialists to participate in a minimum of 60 hours of Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDT meetings) each triennium, however you are encouraged to completed at least 30 hours participation in MDT between now and the end of the Triennium, 30th June 2022.
     

  2. CREI (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility subspecialty) & CU (Urogynaecology subspecialty) - Subspecialty checklist required every triennium. Please note: no other subspecialties (CGO, CMFM & COGU) are required to complete a subspecialty checklist.


     


The Professional Development Plan and Annual Conversation


In line with the Medical Board of Australia's (MBA) 2017 release of the proposed Professional Performance Framework (PPF), and recent releases from the Medical Council of New Zealand ‘Model for strengthened recertification requirements’, RANZCOG CPD is preparing to include the Professional Development Plan (PDP) for all Fellows and subspecialists (as well as the Annual Conversation for New Zealand Fellows) from 1 July 2022.

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Providing evidence of RANZCOG membership


Provide evidence of membership/CPD status to other organisations without a current Fellowship Certificate

There are several documents available to you via MyRANZCOG:
 
  • The CPD Letter of Participation confirms your status with the College and that you are registered for a CPD program. It does not provide evidence that you are meeting your CPD requirements. This is available to download from your CPD portal at any time.
 
  • The CPD Statement of Hours summarises the number of CPD hours you have completed to date in your triennium. It provides information on whether you are on track to meet your CPD requirements. This is available to download from your CPD portal at any time.
 
  • The CPD Compliance Statement is formal confirmation that you have met all your CPD requirements for the most recent triennium. It is only available to download at the end of the triennium.

Download a CPD Letter of Participation, CPD Statement of Hours or CPD Compliance Statement

You can download CPD documents by logging in to MyRANZCOG and navigating to My CPD. The CPD documents are available at the top of the screen.

Further instructions on navigating CPD online can be found here, alternatively please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Evidence of my Fellowship or Subspecialty qualification for an external body that won’t accept a CPD Compliance Statement is required

Please contact the Membership team for assistance via [email protected] or telephone on +613 9412 2908.

 

CPD hours and verification checks


Verification Checks

Fellows must retain documented evidence of their participation in CPD activities. Fellows who are one week (or more) overdue submitting their CPD requirements will be automatically selected for a Verification Check.

See Verification Checks for full information.
 

Overdue in competing hours and/or providing verification documents

Fellows in this category will be contacted regarding individual arrangements.  It is recommended that you attempt to finalise your outstanding requirements as soon as you can.  Once Complete you will be ale to download a CPD Compliance Statement for the triennium.  


Changes in Circumstance


CPD Exemptions

 

CPD Exemption Requests: Six Months or More

If you have been absent from medical practice for a period greater than 6 months due to Parental Leave, ill health or other exceptional circumstances, you may be eligible for an exemption to be applied to your current CPD period.

Requests for exemptions can be made in writing to the Chairman of the Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD Committee). Proof of parental leave, ill health or exceptional circumstances must be provided.

The Chairman of the CPD Committee will consider requests for exemptions of 6 – 12 months; requests greater than 12 months will be considered by the full CPD Committee, which meets three times a year (March, July and November).

If you are absent from practice for a period greater than 2 years please see the Re-entry guidelines following a prolonged period of absence from practice & retraining (WPI 13) (PDF).


Fellows Overseas

View a list of currently recognised international CPD programs, and how to apply for a reduction in your subscription fee.

Fellows Overseas
 

Retirement from Practice

View information and forms related to becoming a Semi-retired or Retired Fellow:

Retirement from Practice
 

Re-Entry and Training

The RANZCOG re-entry and retraining programs have been developed to support the vision of 'excellence in women's health' by assisting Fellows who wish to return to active practice following a prolonged absence or who have identified themselves as requiring retraining, or have been identified by a Regional Health Board, Medical Board or Medical Council as requiring retraining.

Re-entry to Practice and Retraining Policy (PDF)
 

 



 

More information

For further information please contact the CPD team:

Phone +61 3 9412 2967
Email [email protected]

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