The RANZCOG CPD program

The RANZCOG continuing professional development (CPD) program supports ongoing maintenance of professional development, at all stages of your career in women’s health.

Joining the program

Find out more…

If you’re based in Australia, you can nominate RANZCOG as your CPD Home from 2024.

Click the button below to express your interest, or to request more information from our CPD team.

Who can join?

Check the table below to see if you’re eligible to join the RANZCOG CPD program.

CategoryWho can join?The College will enrol you into the RANZCOG CPD program…
RANZCOG FellowDoctors who hold the Fellowship of RANZCOG (FRANZCOG) qualificationAutomatically, following elevation to Fellowship
Associate member of RANZCOGRegistered doctors who are providing unsupervised specialist women’s health services in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the PacificFollowing approval of your membership application by the RANZCOG Board
Specialist international medical graduate (SIMG)International doctors who:

– have been assessed as partially or substantially comparable
– are required to enrol in the RANZCOG CPD program as part of this assessment
Following completion of your SIMG assessment
CPD participant in AustraliaDoctors registered in Australia

Please note that you can nominate RANZCOG as your CPD Home from 1st January 2024
Following completion and approval of your application

To learn more or express your interestCLICK HERE
CPD participant in Aotearoa New ZealandVocationally registered doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand who hold a postgraduate O&G qualification

Doctors who are provisionally registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) and require evidence of participation in a CPD program
Following completion and approval of your application

To learn more or apply nowCLICK HERE

What to expect from your CPD Home

The RANZCOG CPD program offers a robust, monitored and evaluated CPD program that:

supports your individual learning needs

gives you access to a CPD portal with tools to record and track your CPD progress

sets out a CPD framework to help you meet your annual CPD requirements

provides guidance and support around meeting your CPD requirements for:

culturally safe practice

addressing health inequities


ethical practice

connects you with further support and guidance via the RANZCOG CPD team

Please note that all doctors in Australia with a formal CPD requirement must nominate a CPD Home by January 2024.

About the program

RANZCOG is an accredited CPD Home that provides a CPD program to support the ongoing maintenance of professional development for obstetrician and gynaecological (O&G) practitioners, as per the requirements of:

the Medical Council of New Zealand — Strengthened Recertification Requirements

The focus of the CPD program is on regular performance feedback, collaboration with peers, self-reflection and reviewing patient outcomes. A reflective approach to learning allows development in areas relevant to cultural safety, health inequities, professionalism and ethics, which leads to improvements in patient care.

Please follow the link below to view a summary of the RANZCOG CPD program requirements for 2023.

Changes to the CPD program

Any required changes to the CPD program will not be implemented during a current cycle.

Six months’ notice of any changes, ie no later than 30 June, will be communicated before the start of the next annual cycle.

The RANZCOG CPD program 2023

Our CPD program has moved to an annual cycle, with key dates as follows:

Transitional cycle
(18 months)
1 July 2022 to 31 December 2023To enable understanding of the new CPD requirements and meet new mandatory CPD requirements
Annual cycle1 January to 31 December each year
(commencing in 2024)
To bring the CPD program into a calendar-year cycle

This transition will bring the program into alignment with changes to CPD Registration Standards in Australia (MBA), and Recertification Requirements in Aotearoa New Zealand (MCNZ).

Please follow the links below for more information on the latest MBA and MCNZ requirements.

Updates for 2024

The College will provide notification of any updates to RANZCOG CPD program at least six months prior to the end of the current cycle.

Please click the button below to learn more about the new mandatory CPD requirements that will come into effect from 1 January 2024.

CPD hours and domains

Each CPD cycle, you’re required to record a minimum of 50 CPD hours across three domains, as outlined in the table below.

Educational Activities (EA)Includes structured learning, self-directed learning, education events, involvement in leadership roles, RANZCOG activities13
Outcome Measurement (OM)Includes measurement of outcomes of care, benchmarking of performance with peers, reflecting on patient outcomes

Can also include clinical audits, writing guidelines/statements, publishing articles, assessing incident reports, research
Performance Review (PR)Includes reviewing and reflecting on actual work processes and can include feedback from peers, colleagues and patients, peer review and discussions

Can also include reflecting on an activity, including contributions to personal development and improvements to scope of practice
Remaining hours across OM/PR16
Remaining hours across any domain (EA/OM/PR) 11
Total hours50

If you join the RANZCOG CPD program mid-cycle, your adjusted number of total CPD hours will be reflected on your CPD dashboard in your online Integrate CPD portal.

CPD framework of activities

The RANZCOG CPD framework identifies activities that:

support ongoing learning and development

are based on your actual work and workplace setting

foster cultural safety, professionalism, and ethics

Explore the framework

Please click and expand the headings below to explore the types of activities that fall under each domain (or alternatively, download the RANZCOG CPD Framework).

Educational Activities (EA)

Committees, working parties and project groups

External medical committees, working parties, project groups

Organising committees (e.g. conference)

RANZCOG committees, working parties, project groups

Regional, government or national policy advisory bodies

Formal presentations at committees, working, parties or project groups

Conferences, workshops and courses

Attendance at conferences, workshops or courses

Convening and/or formal presentation at conferences, workshops or state/national/international meetings

Journal clubs


Developing surveys

Clinical research projects

Author or reviewer of grant applications

Research or clinical projects related to further formal education (e.g. Masters, PhD)

Publishing research

Individual learning activities

Online learning

Reading, viewing, listening to educational materials

Teaching, supervising, mentoring and examining

Examiner for non-RANZCOG exams (e.g. university, hospital, Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound)

Teaching (e.g. registrars, medical students, in-hospital)

Supervision, formal programs

Mentoring (e.g. trainee, SIMG, or other O&G mentee)

RANZCOG examiner (e.g. Subspecialty, FRANZCOG, DRANZCOG)

RANZCOG assessor or interviewer

RANZCOG training supervision (e.g. Subspecialty, FRANZCOG, DRANZCOG)

Research supervisor

RANZCOG programs

PROMPT program (NZ)

Train-the-trainer (T3) course

Cervical Quality Improvement Program (C-QuIP)

Colposcopy online learning program (COLP) or Colposcopy course (face to face or virtual)

Fetal Surveillance Education Program (FSEP)

Full-day workshop

Refresher program

Online (OFSEP)

RANZCOG cultural competency programs

RANZCOG accreditation site visits

Pre-visit activities

RANZCOG practice visits

Visiting Fellow

Health and wellbeing activities

Appropriate activities that support health and wellbeing

Bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment training programs

Employer Speak up for Safety, Respect at Work programs

Outcome Measurement (OM)

Audits and data reviews

Quality-improvement projects

Clinical audits

Comparing processes or health outcomes with best practice

Analyses of patient outcomes (e.g. mortality and morbidity meetings)

Surgical audits

Pre/post-operation/procedure audits

UGSA Pelvic Floor Database audits

Root cause analyses

Clinical case reviews


(where contribution is based on review of data/measurement outcomes)

Developing or reviewing educational resources (e.g. RANZCOG, university, hospitals)

Guidelines, protocols, statements (e.g. RANZCOG, hospital, regional)

Writing examination questions


(where contribution is based on review of data/measurement outcomes)

Writing or reviewing:

Chapters and/or books

Scientific journals/medical publications

Writing, reviewing or named investigator on:

Papers in scientific peer-reviewed journals (e.g. ANZJOG)

Scientific meeting abstracts


(where contribution is based on review of data/measurement outcomes)

Assessing incident reports

Leading, analysing and writing reports on healthcare outcomes

Co-reporting ultrasound examinations

Quality programs

(where contribution is based on review of data/measurement outcomes)

Cervical Quality Improvement Program (C-QuIP)

Australian National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR)

National Screening Unit (NSU) audit report

Nuchal Translucency (NT) program

Annual audit and software renewal

Fetal Surveillance Education Program (FSEP)



Research projects/activities analysing and reflecting on outcomes

Report writing

Medico-legal work (e.g. reports, expert witness activities)

Assessing incident reports

Reports on healthcare outcomes

RANZCOG accreditation site visits

Site visits

Post-visit reports

Progress report reviews

Post-visit report updates

RANZCOG practice visits

Visiting Fellow final written reports

Other activities

A list of suggested OM activities and resources is provided below for Fellows who are: in private or non-clinical practice; in semi-retirement or approaching retirement; regional practitioners; or practising on a part-time basis.

Case-based discussions (e.g. setting up group meetings with colleagues/peers to discuss cases)

Audits (e.g. practice audits, or looking at types of cases at different practices)

Performance Review (PR)

Clinical meetings

Case review meetings

Mortality and morbidity meetings

Pathology audits/clinicopathological meetings

Multidisciplinary team meetings
(mandatory requirement for CGO subspecialists)

Self-evaluation and reflection

Self-evaluation and reflection for any activity

Operations and procedures

Operations or procedures with a peer

Pre/post-operation/procedure review and reflection

Direct observations of practice

Peer review, feedback and self-reflection

Undertaking an annual conversation (2 hours per year)

Creating and maintaining a professional development plan (3 hours per year)

Peer review/feedback (e.g. own performance)

Undertaking 360-degree multi-source feedback (MSF) as a participant

Workplace performance appraisals

Mentoring (e.g. review of own performance)

Joint review of cases

Peer support groups/network groups

Teaching (e.g. review of feedback from medical students/registrars)

Training supervision (e.g. review of feedback from trainees)

Examiners (e.g. review of feedback from peers and/or candidates)


Articles for journals (e.g. peer review/feedback)

Surgical feedback from a peer

PROMT (e.g. receiving feedback on performance)

RANZCOG practice visits

Visited Fellow performance feedback and reflection

Visiting Fellow performance feedback and reflection

Visited Fellow review of all aspects of practice

Other activities

A list of suggested PR activities and resources is provided below for Fellows who are: in private or non-clinical practice; in semi-retirement or approaching retirement; regional practitioners; or practising on a part-time basis.

Reflecting on learnings and providing feedback to locum sites

Assisting with surgery and peer review

Please follow the link below for further information about all activities listed in the RANZCOG CPD Framework, including ideas and documentation for collating evidence.

Mandatory CPD requirements

Please click and expand the headings below to explore mandatory requirements for the RANZCOG CPD program.

Professional development plan (PDP)

Who and when?

All CPD program participants (including those in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand) must complete a PDP, under the Performance Review (PR) domain, every CPD cycle.


The PDP is a plan of your development requirements based on reflection of your practice and assessment of your skills, knowledge and educational needs.

Annual structured conversation

Who and when?

All CPD program participants in Aotearoa New Zealand must complete an annual structured conversation, every CPD cycle.

Program participants in Australia may also choose to complete an annual structured conversation; however, this is not a mandatory requirement.


The annual structured conversation is a reflective practice activity that provides an opportunity for you to:

reflect on your development needs

set goals and performance targets for learning and professional activities

receive constructive feedback and share best practice

explore satisfaction, self-care, and health and wellbeing issues

make practice adjustments and consider the longer-term

Subspecialist requirements


All subspecialist CPD program participants (including those in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand).


At least 35 of your 50 CPD hours must be specific to your subspecialist scope of practice.

Additional CPD revisions according to subspecialty include:

Gynaecological Oncology (CGO) —participation in at least 20 hours of multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings each cycle.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) and Urogynaecology (CU) — inclusion of at least one goal in your professional development plan (PDP)* from one of the following areas:

Education and Training



*Please note that you cannot select the same goal within a three-year period.

Program-level CPD requirements

Program-level requirements are activities that facilitate professional development across the breadth of medical practice.

When preparing your professional development plan (PDP), consider how you can engage in activities for:

cultural safety practice

addressing health inequities


ethical practice

Your engagement in these activities should include opportunities for reflection on your own biases and attitudes, to help you understand how these can impact patient care.

Find out more

Click the buttons below — these pages for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand provide:

information on how the College is involved in advocacy and engagement in the above areas

guidance to assist you in planning your CPD activities

Specialist high-level CPD requirements

Specialist medical colleges accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) can propose additional ‘high-level CPD requirements’. These requirements are specialty-specific and must be offered by the different CPD Homes. All Fellows and other CPD participants who hold specialist registration in Australia must meet any relevant specialist high-level CPD requirements.

Please note that RANZCOG has not specified any specialist high-level CPD requirements for the 2023 and 2024 CPD cycles.

For a full list of high-level requirements according to specialty, please visit the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) website.

Approved activities

The College approves CPD activities from external education providers for the CPD framework.

Please visit our Events page to view the College calendar and to search for approved CPD activities.

Are you an education provider?

Please follow the link below if you’re seeking RANZCOG approval for a CPD activity.

Participation and compliance

Please click the button below to browse our policies, procedures and guidance on a range of CPD topics, including:

Changes in circumstance
(e.g. if you require a CPD exemption or more time to complete your CPD requirements)

CPD verification checks

Overdue CPD requirements

Failure to meet requirements

Evidence of CPD enrolment and completion

Re-entry to practice and retraining

Working as an overseas Fellow

Retirement and reinstatement

CPD support and resources

Contacting the CPD team

For any queries and/or support relating to your CPD program, and/or support with activities, please contact the CPD team at:   

Please provide as much detail in your email as possible along with your RANZCOG ID number.

If you’re experiencing issues with the CPD portal (Integrate), please lodge an IT ticket via:

If you wish to speak to a member of the CPD team, please phone: +61 3 9417 1699. 

If your call cannot be answered at the time, please leave a detailed message and a team member will call you back.

If your request is for support and guidance for remediation, please email the CPD team with your request,

Please note that your request will be referred to the Chair of the CPD Committee.

Re-entry to practice and re-training support

The RANZCOG Re-entry to practice, Re-training and Reinstatement Policy has been developed to support RANZCOG Fellows who require:

reinstatement to Fellowship within 12 months of removal

a re-entry pathway for return to active practice following an extended absence

guidance to develop a re-training plan for Fellows who have self-identified or have been identified by a Health Board or Regulatory Body as requiring retraining


Logging your CPD hours

All activities are to be logged into the online Integrate CPD portal.

The portal enables you to monitor your CPD progress, and to access a collection of worksheets and templates for documenting your CPD activities — upon logging in, click the menu button in the top left corner and select ‘Resources’.

For platform support, please contact:

If you’re experiencing issues with Integrate, please consult the RANZCOG CPD Portal User Guide, or lodge an IT ticket via:


Please note: ‘all other participants’ refers to: associate members, educational affiliates, and CPD participants (non-members) in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

CPD fees
CPD application and program fees (RANZCOG Fellows)
(included in membership fee)
CPD application fee (CPD participants)
$394 inc GST
$445 inc GST
Submit with application
Additional cost of CPD program (all other participants)
$699 inc GST
$790 inc GST
Due annually

Policies and procedures

Please follow the link below for policy and procedure documents relevant to the RANZCOG CPD program.

Are you a Diplomate or Certificant?

Learn more about specific CPD requirements for doctors who have completed the DRANZCOG Adv, DRANZCOG and/or Certificate of Women’s Health (CWH) qualifications.

Are you a non-member of RANZCOG?

Learn more about specific CPD requirements for non-member health professionals.

29 May 2023