CPD Renewal Changes

The RANZCOG Board recently approved several changes to the CPD program.
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CPD Requirements for Fellows & Subspecialists

Requirements for all Fellows

Fellows practising on either a part-time or full-time basis must accrue a minimum of 150 CPD hours within the 3-year period. A minimum of 38 CPD hours must be accrued in each of the following domains:

38 hours mandated in each domain with remaining 36 hours in any domain(s)



Educational Activities (EA)

 38 hours

Outcome Measurement (OM)

 38 hours

Performance Review (PR)

 38 hours


Additional CPD Requirements for Subspecialists

All RANZCOG Subspecialists must accrue at least 100 of the 150 hours required over the three year period within their subspecialty area.

In addition to the 100 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).

  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.

View and download the current CPD Framework (revised and effective 1 July 2019). 

Please note: CPD Online is password-protected and accessible via the My.RANZCOG web portal. Only RANZCOG Fellows registered in CPD Online have access to this information.

CPD Resources

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.

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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