CPD Submissions & Administration

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Applications for CPD accreditation by providers should be made in advance of the event. A period of 3 months should be budgeted for the administration associated with the approval of the CPD activity.

Retrospective applications are discouraged.


  • Every practitioner is required to accumulate 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per twelve-month period and five of the units must be on ethics, human rights and medical law.
  • Each CEU will be valid for 24 months from the date on which the activity took place (or ended, in the event of post-graduate studies) after which it would lapse.
  • This means that practitioners should aim to accumulate a balance of 60 CEUs by the end of their second year of practice, and thereafter top-up the balance through additional CPD as each 24 –month validity period expires.