Continuing professional development plays a role in protecting the public by ensuring that registered practitioners are up to date with best practice in the profession.
Medical radiation practitioners must complete 60 hours of CPD over a three year period – with at least 10 hours in any one year. At least 35 hours must be substantive CPD activities – that is activities that have a significant intellectual or practical content that is relevant to their practice.
From 1 December 2015 the revised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) registration standard introduces a number of changes for registered practitioners. The main changes in the revised CPD standard are:
The Board has a tip sheet to help registrants manage and meet mandatory CPD requirements.
An inforgraphic outlining CPD requirements at a glance is a handy resource for both practitioners and employers.
The Board has a template logbook for registrants to record the CPD they have done (please download a template and save onto your computer to maintain your records):
An example logbook is now also provided to help clarify the breadth of CPD options:
The CPD guidelines are available on the Codes and Guidelines page.
The Board’s CPD registration standard allows the Board to grant an exemption from or variation to, a practitioner’s obligation to undertake CPD. In exceptional circumstances the Board will consider granting exemptions from the minimum requirement of 10 hours of CPD each year and on no more than two occasions in a triennium. That is, the Board may grant exemptions for up to 20 hours of CPD out of a total of 60 hours of CPD in a triennium.
Practitioners applying for an exemption can use the ‘Request for partial exemption from continuing professional development’ form below.