The College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program has been designed to foster continued learning in order to improve standards of clinical practice.
The CPD Program credits points for a variety of education activities. The program cycle is two years and it is expected that all participants develop a Personal CPD Plan at the beginning of each cycle.
The Program is divided into 5 Activity Groups, each with 2 categories, and activities are credited with CPD points on the basis of educational value.
Activity Group 1 - Self Learning
Category 1A: Passive Self Learning (1 point per hour)
Category 1B: Active or Interactive Self Learning (2 points per hour)
Activity Group 2 - Group Learning
Category 2A: Passive Group Learning (1 point per hour)
Category 2B: Active or Interactive Group Learning (2 points per hour)
Activity Group 3 – Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Activities
Category 3A: General Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Activities (2 points per hour)
Category 3B: Quality Assurance and Patient Safety Activities - directly related to personal practice
(3 points per hour)
Activity Group 4 - Activities that Enhance Education and Research
Category 4A: Teaching and Training (1 point per hour)
Category 4B: Research (5 points per publication)
Activity Group 5 - Non-Clinical Professional and Personal Advancement Activities:
Category 5A: Medical Committee Work (1 point per hour)
Category 5B: Personal Advancement (Points to be allocated by CPD officer)
Participants are required to obtain at least 100 CPD Points per cycle with minimum requirements in 3 of the 5 categories:
To fulfill the requirements of the CICM CPD Program, Fellows must complete the CICM program. Currently dual Fellows (members of more than one acute medicine College) may fulfill the requirements through the completion of another college’s program. Proof of successful participation must be provided to the CICM.
ANZCA – Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
RACP – Royal Australasian College of Physicians
ACEM – Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
The CPD cycle is 2 years.
100 Points per cycle
The College will have 4 major intake times.
If you become a Fellow:
No, Fellows who are fully retired from active practice are exempt from the mandatory CPD requirements.
If you are not practising in Australia or New Zealand and you participate in a professional CPD program in your country of practice, the College requires proof of successful participation in the program.
Depending on the length of your maternity leave, your minimum requirements can be decreased. You will need to write to the CPD Officer with details of the length of your maternity leave.
If you have been on prolonged sick leave you will need to write to the CPD Officer with the details and your minimum requirements may be decreased.
If you have attended a course that is not on the registered list you can choose “General Activity – Requires Approval”. You will be required to enter details of the course and these will be forwarded to the CPD Officer for approval. Once approved, the course will be automatically added to your Online Diary and, if appropriate, placed on the registered list of activities.
t is a College requirement that you complete the online diary. If for some reason you are unable to do this, please contact the CPD Team and they will organise an alternative.
The diary will be due by the end of January after the cycle concludes, for example; the current cycle’s diary will be due for completion by the end of January 2018.
Once you have completed the minimum requirements for the current cycle, you can print your own certificate online. You will have access to print this certificate as many times as you need. If you have any problems and can’t print your certificate, please contact the CPD Team.
You will need to apply to the CPD Officer via the online application form found on the website.
Professional regulatory bodies have indicated that following such learning processes enhance educational value and demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development. One of the foundations of the adult lifelong learning process is the conceptual “adult learning cycle”. It can be seen that the structure of the Personal CPD Plan mirrors this adult lifelong learning process.
Yes, you can alter your Personal CPD Plan at any time during the two-year cycle to ensure it meets your needs.
While it is the expectation of the College that you complete a Personal CPD Plan before you begin the cycle, the Plan will not be audited.
To have a course registered for CPD points, the organisers must apply to the CPD Officer for an assessment. The assessment process can take up to six weeks and all applications must include a program. If a course or activity is registered for CPD points it will be automatically added to the online diary and will remain registered for five years (unless the course undergoes significant changes).
Courses aimed at Trainees do not need to apply for course accreditation, as the CICM CPD Program is for College Fellows only. If you are course faculty and would like to log your teaching hours please use Category 4A: Teaching and Training in your online CPD Diary.
To apply for CPD registration, please complete the application form