CPD participation and compliance
Looking for more detail on meeting your CPD requirements? The College has developed a range of policies, procedures and resources to help you stay on track with participation and compliance.
CPD verification checks
At the end of each CPD cycle, the College conducts a random check of five per cent of the CPD program to verify CPD hours claimed.
If selected for a verification check:
you must provide supporting evidence for 50 hours of logged activities
you are not exempt from CPD verification checks in future cycles
If you’re on a subspecialists program, you must complete 35 of your 50 hours related to subspeciality-specific activities.
For every logged CPD activity, the College recommends uploading evidence of participation to your Integrate profile.
If selected for a verification check, your evidence of participation may include the following documentation:
|RANZCOG worksheets and templates||Conference invitations, invoices or brochures|
|Certificates of attendance||Agendas/programs|
|Signed letters from meeting organisers or Heads of Department||Any documentation with identifying patient information|
|Log of medical journals/articles read||Diary entries|
Please note that it’s only necessary to substantiate the minimum number of required hours per CPD cycle.
Overdue CPD requirements
If you have outstanding requirements at the end of a CPD cycle, the College will contact you to discuss individual arrangements for completing these as soon as possible.
On completion of all requirements, you will be able to download your Compliance Statement from Integrate (see section below on ‘Evidence of CPD enrolment’ for more information).
Please follow the links below for more information relating to overdue CPD requirements.
Evidence of CPD enrolment and completion
If you need to provide evidence of enrolment or completion in relation to the RANZCOG CPD program, the documents listed below are available to download via Integrate.
Letter of participation
Confirms your status with the College and registration in the RANZCOG CPD program
Does not provide evidence that you’re meeting your CPD requirements
Statement of hours
Summarises the number of CPD hours you’ve completed in the current cycle
Provides information on whether you’re on track to meet your CPD requirements
Formal confirmation that you’ve met all requirements for the most recent CPD cycle
Available to download at the end of the CPD cycle
Please contact the College if you require assistance with your CPD documentation.
Mandatory reporting on CPD non-compliance
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) require annual reporting on CPD non-compliance, within six months of the end of each CPD cycle.
The College will continue to support overdue CPD participants to achieve compliance, prior to submitting any regulatory reporting.
Please check back soon for more information on our process for overdue CPD requirements.
Changes in circumstance
Request an exemption
If you’ve been absent from medical practice for more than six months due to parental leave, ill health, or exceptional circumstances, you may apply in writing to the Chair of the CPD Committee for an exemption from your CPD requirements for a period of 6 to 12 months.
Please submit your request in writing to the Chair of the CPD Committee, along with proof of your parental leave, ill health or exceptional circumstances, at: CPD@ranzcog.edu.au.
Request an extension of time
To apply for an additional period of up to one month to complete your CPD requirements for the current CPD cycle, please submit your request in writing to the Chair of the CPD Committee at: CPD@ranzcog.edu.au.
Please also note that:
all applications for extensions of time should be submitted no later than six weeks before the end of the CPD cycle (on 31st December)
requirements and dates of the subsequent CPD cycle will not change
you will be moved to the next CPD cycle once all requirements have been met
CPD participation for overseas Fellows
Overseas Fellow who are not participating in a recognised program must continue participating in the RANZCOG CPD program.
If you’re a Fellow working overseas (outside Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand), you may opt to participate in a recognised international CPD program instead of the RANZCOG CPD program, and you may be eligible for a 50 per cent reduction in your annual subscription fee.
Please follow the links below for more information relating to CPD for overseas Fellows.
If you’re a retired Fellow returning to practice, you must comply with all CPD requirements that were in place at the time of your retirement.
Please follow the link below for more information on retirement and reinstatement.
Policies and procedures
Retention of CPD records for audit
For CPD audit purposes, please retain records of your annual CPD activities for three years after the end of each one-year cycle.
Policies relevant to CPD
Please click on the dots in the bottom left corner to scroll through a selection of policy and procedure documents relevant to the RANZCOG CPD program.*
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Reduction in Subscription Fees Policy and Procedure
Exceptional Circumstances and Special Consideration Policy
Re-entry to practice and retraining policy
Fellowship Review Policy and Procedure
Retirement and reinstatement
*The following additional policy and procedure documents are currently in development: CPD Participants (Non-Members): CPD Requirements Policy and Procedures and Associate Members and Educational Affiliates CPD Requirements Policy and Procedures.
Alternatively, please click the button below to browse the full directory of RANZCOG policies and procedures.