Applications for CPD Approval

The benefits of CPD event approval

The College welcomes applications for CPD approval of courses and events. There is no charge for NHS Trusts and hospital boards, registered charities, specialist societies and associations and the benefits of CPD approval by the College include the following:

  • Event reviews are completed by independent, specialist CPD Assessors, who are clinicians experienced in the subject area. The reviews are only sent to a CPD Assessor after an initial administrative check has been completed by the College CPD Team.
  • Approved events are featured in the CPD Online Diary and in the new Lifelong Learning platform. The CPD functionality in this has been significantly enhanced in 2019 following extensive stakeholder feedback.
  • Approved events are also featured on the College website. The directory is updated weekly and features a direct link for further information, where this has been supplied by the event provider.
  • The RCoA’s revalidation logo, which is a registered UK trademark, can be used in the promotional material and on the delegate attendance certificates for approved events.
  • The process of approving CPD activities is underpinned by an annual quality assurance report.
  • The whole review and approvals process is based on the Standards and Criteria for CPD Activities - A Framework for Accreditation, as published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. 

The application and review process

Please read the guidance for event providers below before making an application.

Applications for CPD approval should be submitted at least six weeks ahead of the event taking place. Consideration will not be given to applications received less than two weeks before the event date and for any applications for retrospective CPD approval.

The CPD Assessors

The College welcomes applications from doctors interested in acting as a CPD Assessor. Full support is provided by the College Revalidation & CPD Team and the Team also sends each CPD Assessor an annual report detailing the event reviews they have completed, for use in their own CPD portfolios. For further information please contact cpd@rcoa.ac.uk.

 

 

Online Application for CPD Approval 

Contact:

Chris Kennedy
CPD & Revalidation Co-ordinator
020 7092 1729
cpd@rcoa.ac.uk