CPD points are accrued by taking part in mandatory and elective training activities which are specified by the industry regulator.
The CPD program is part-funded by the regulator - the mandatory component. Elective training courses must be paid for by you, the participant.
When do I start the CPD program
You must participate in the CPD program in the calendar year following your licence or registration date.This means that, for a new licensee or registrant, they are exempt from CPD requirements for the period from the issuing of the licence or certificate of registration until 31 December of that year.
If the licence/certificate is issued on, for example 15 December 2019, then the new licensee/registrant would have no CPD obligation for the 16 days to 31 December 2019, but would be required to complete their CPD obligations in full in the calendar year 2020.
Do I need to keep records of my training
Yes. Although the providers of your training will report your attendance at CPD training events, you are also required to obtain and keep records of your attendance.
You need to keep records of your training for a period of four years.
What happens if I do not accrue 10 CPD points each year
The regulator considers that you have not complied with the program and this may affect the renewal of your licence or certificate of registration. The regulator deals with any instances of non-compliance on a case by case basis but you may be refused renewal of licence or registration or have conditions placed on them.
To be eligible
You must be in attendance for the full duration of the course in order to be eligible for CPD points. If you are unable to attend on the day, or think you will be late, please contact us so we can advise you of your options.