Introduction

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.

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


Procedure for subscription reduction

If you currently participate in a CPD program overseas, the procedure for subscription reduction is as follows:

Provide evidence that you are practicing in an overseas recognised CPD program which outlines CPD cycle dates.  Acceptable evidence includes a letter or CPD statement from the organisation of the overseas recognised CPD program.

Submit your request and evidence by 1 July each year, via the online form available on the following policy page:

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% 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 CPD cycle will then commence immediately.


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)


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  (CPD) Committee for recognition of the program you are participating in.

The application to the CPD Committee needs the following evidence from the international CPD Program provider:

Which CPD program you are enrolled in

CPD cycle dates

A statement of activities that you have logged to date

A copy of the program guidelines

An outline the similarities between the overseas CPD program and the RANZCOG CPD program

Submit request and evidence via the RANZCOG: Overseas CPD online form


Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the CPD team:

Email: cpd@ranzcog.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9417 1699