Fellows Overseas

If you are practising overseas and participating in a recognised international Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, you may be eligible for a reduction in your RANZCOG subscription fee.

Refer to the Reduction in Subscription Fees Policy and Procedure (PDF) for more information.

This reduction is only available to RANZCOG Fellows practicing overseas, not to RANZCOG Subspecialists practicing overseas.

Currently Recognised International CPD Programs

  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
  • RCOG Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH)
  • Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (HKCOG)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI)
  • Singapore Medical Council (SMC)

Procedure for Current International Participants

If you currently participate in one of the above CPD programs the procedure for subscription reduction is as follows:
  • By 31st December each year, when returning your subscription notice to the College, provide evidence in the form of a letter or email from RCOG, HKCOG, SMC, RCPSC or RCPI (additional information is required for RCPSC participants) stating that you are currently participating in their CPD program.
If your recognition of CPD program is approved you will:
  • be removed from the RANZCOG CPD Program and no longer receive information about the RANZCOG CPD Program or receive an updated certificate if yours has expired
  • receive a 50 percent reduction in your fees
  • continue to receive ANZJOG and O&G magazine.
If or when you return to Australia or New Zealand to practise you will need to inform the College in writing. Your new three-year CPD cycle will then commence immediately.

Non-Recognised International CPD Programs

If you are participating in a CPD program that is not currently recognised by RANZCOG you may make an application to the RANZCOG Continuing Professional Development and Revalidation Committee (CPDRC) for recognition of the program you are participating in.

The application to the CPDRC needs the following evidence from the international CPD Program provider:
  • a letter stating that you are a current participant in the CPD program
  • a copy of the program guidelines.

More information

Please contact the CPD team.

Phone: +61 3 9417 1699
Email: [email protected]



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