Compliance with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is mandated by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), and is a requirement for specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand. As specified in the RANZCR Articles of Association in Section 3.1.7, Fellows and Educational Affiliates must participate in and meet the minimum requirements of a relevant CPD program specified by the Board from time to time.
Please refer to the CPD Compliance Policy for further information.
RANZCR CPD Compliance Policy
This means that all Fellows and Educational Affiliates who are in active practice are required to participate in the RANZCR CPD program and to comply with the annual and triennium CPD requirements.
To record your CPD activities please log into the RANZCR Learning Portal.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requires that all registered medical practitioners participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that is relevant to their scope of practice in order to maintain, develop, update and enhance their knowledge, skills and performance to ensure that they deliver appropriate and safe care. When renewing their registration all medical practitioners must make a declaration that they have participated in CPD and met the CPD Registration Standard. Further details can be found in the CPD Registration Standard on the Medical Board of Australia website.
CPD participants registered to practice in Australia should also note that AHPRA has also commenced randomly auditing medical practitioners to determine whether they are meeting the CPD Registration Standard. Further information about the AHPRA audit can be found on the AHPRA website. If requested you must provide evidence of the CPD activities you have undertaken to meet the requirements of the Board’s standard.
Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) requires that all New Zealand Fellows and Educational Affiliates meet the requirements of an approved CPD program, which includes recertification, to receive an annual practicing certificate. The requirements of the MCNZ include:
- A minimum of one Audit each year
- A minimum of 10 hours of Peer Review activity each year
- A minimum of 20 hours of Educational Activities each year
All RANZCR Fellows, Educational Affiliates and CPD Participants in New Zealand will be required to meet the MCNZ requirements of audit, peer review and educational activities each year and record these activities in their annual CPD submission.
CPD participants registered to practice in New Zealand should also note that the Medical Council of New Zealand conducts an annual random audit of 15% of medical practitioners each year. Further details can be found on the Medical Council of New Zealand website.