01 Dec 2015
The revised registration standard for Continuing professional development (CPD) takes effect today.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia has previously published the contents of the revised standards and supporting materials to help medical radiation practitioners understand the new requirements.
The revised standard1 applies from today.
When registered practitioners renew their registration from 1 October 2016 they will be asked to declare that they have met the revised CPD standard. The revised standard does not apply to the current cycle of renewals (November 2015).
A change in requirements means that medical radiation practitioners with provisional registration must now meet the standard. From today provisional registrants who are registered must undertake continuing professional development.
For provisional registrants who were registered prior to today, the revised standard will apply at a rate of 5 hours of CPD every 3 months.
For more information on the changes made to CPD registration and CPD guidelines, see the Board’s news item.
The Board has published a CPD infographic to help registered medical radiation practitioners understand their CPD obligations at a glance. The infographic can be downloaded, at the link below, and referred to as a reminder to help stay on top of the Board’s CPD requirements every year.
Our CPD tip sheet has also been updated to reflect the revised standard.
The standards were revised after a scheduled review, which included public consultation. National Boards have previously published consultation reports providing a summary of the consultation processes, rationale for any changes and proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.
1Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants in the regulated professions need to meet to be registered.