Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Recertification includes a number of tools used by the Board to monitor the ongoing competence of all practising medical imaging and radiation therapy practitioners. Continuing professional development (CPD) is a critical feature of the Board’s recertification programme.
As a registered health practitioner you are expected to maintain your competence in medical imaging and/or radiation therapy practice. You are responsible for keeping your knowledge up-to-date by undertaking relevant CPD.
Legislative Context of CPD
The Board’s recertification programme is established under section 41 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (the Act).
CPD is a critical component of the Board’s recertification programme, and provides a mechanism for supporting your practice to develop throughout your career. Failure to maintain currency in your registered scope of practice places the public at risk of harm. CPD helps to ensure the public get the best possible medical imaging and radiation therapy services from practitioners who continue to be competent and fit to practise.
- Minimum of formally recorded CPD hours per triennium 60 hours
- Minimum of formally recorded CPD hours in any one year 10 hours
- Evidence of a minimum amount of substantive CPD activities in each triennium 35 hours
- Declaration that you have completed a minimum number of 880 clinical practice hours per triennium
- Maintain detailed and verifiable records for all CPD activities for a period of four years (for any one triennium)
- Provide at least 10 supporting evidential documents confirming your engagement in CPD activities (6 of those for substantive CPD activities Confirmation of a peer performance review within the previous 12-month period)