ANZCA and FPM CPD Program

In order to ensure every patient in Australia and New Zealand receives cutting edge care, all specialist anaesthetists and specialist pain medicine physicians are required to​ participate in a continuing professional development (CPD) program.

ANZCA President Dr Chris Cokis explains the updates to our CPD program in 2023 and beyond.

Access to our world-leading online CPD program is free for fellows, and available to other registered medical practitioners for an annual fee.​

Our CPD program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), and authorised by the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ). It operates on a three-year cycle, with triennial and annual minimum requirements.

Participants record, monitor and provide evidence of their completed CPD activities conveniently through the online CPD portfolio, under the categories of practice evaluation, knowledge and skills and emergency responses. We also provide a wide range of e-learning resources, courses, events, podcasts, webinars, and workshops to help CPD participants meet their requirements.

My CPD Portfolio  e-Learning hub  Library guide

2023 ANZCA and FPM CPD Program

The CPD program is updating from 2023 to meet the regulators new registration and recertification requirements. Find out more about the updated requirements here.

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CPD review project group

A CPD review project group has been formed to support the review of the CPD program and standard.

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COVID-19 - Information for CPD participants

Information on COVID-19 and the ANZCA and FPM CPD program, including updates, listed resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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Join the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program

You don't need to be a FANZCA or FFPMANZCA to join our world-class online CPD program. If you're a registered medical practitioner, you can sign up as a non-fellow.

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CPD program requirements

Find descriptions for each CPD activity, various participant and practice types, and participation in alternative CPD programs along with mandatory and special consideration policies.

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CPD emergency response category

Important information for anyone providing or participating in emergency response activities, courses, and workshops including how to apply for recognition of suitability.

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Professional Development Resource Hub

This hub has been designed for participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program to identify resources suitable for keeping up-to-date with current research in the area of anaesthesia and pain medicine.

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Frequently asked questions

We've collated answers to frequently asked questions from CPD participants. These include the essentials for your CPD portfolio, recognised emergency response courses/workshops, information for retiring fellows, what to do if your selected for annual verification and much more.

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Related events and courses

Our events and courses are a great way of meeting your CPD requirements.
24 March 2023 - 26 March 2023 | Crowne Plaza

Join us in Queenstown for the 2023 Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy group (ANZAAG...

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5 May 2023 - 9 May 2023 | ICC Sydney

Save the date for the 2023 ANZCA ASM which will be held at the International Convention Centre...

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2 May 2023 - 4 May 2023 | Voco Kirkton Park

Applications for the 2023 ELC have now closed. Successful applicants will be notified in early...

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5 May 2023 | ICC Sydney

We are pleased to announce that we will be back in person for the 2023 FPM Symposium.

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10 March 2023 | Amora Hotel Jamison

Save the date for the 2023 Tri Nation International Medical Symposium (IMS) “Providing equitable...

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17 June 2023 | Alice Springs Convention Centre

Join us for the 2023 NT ACE Conference "Towards zero" at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.

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3 May 2023 - 4 May 2023 | ICC Sydney

Save the date to join us for Challenges and Choices in Obstetric Anaesthesia from 3-4 May 2023, a...

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15 July 2023 - 16 July 2023 | Shangri-la the Marina

Save the date for the 2023 Queensland ACE meeting to be held in Cairns on 15-16 July, 2023.

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25 February 2023 - 26 February 2023 | Hotel Grand Chancellor

Join us for the 2023 Tasmanian ASM "Making connections"

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24 February 2023 | Hadley's Orient Hotel

Join us for the 2023 Tasmanian Trainee Day at Hadley's Orient Hotel.

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1 August 2024 - 3 August 2024 | Thredbo Alpine Hotel, Thredbo

Save the date for the 2024 Scan and Ski Workshop in Thredbo, NSW.

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6 December 2022 - 7 December 2022 | School of Medicine

This two-day AEP event aims to equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge to enable effective...

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28 August 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Save the date for the FPM Queensland August evening meeting.

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19 June 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Save the date for the FPM Queensland June evening meeting.

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13 March 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Save the date for the FPM Queensland March evening meeting.

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5 December 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Join us for the FPM Queensland November evening meeting to be held on Monday 5 December, 2022.

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5 December 2022 - 9 December 2022 | Northside Conference Centre

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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21 February 2023 | ANZCA NSW regional office

Join us for the NSW FPM CME meeting "Prescription monitoring then and now"

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19 June 2023 - 30 June 2023 | Auckland

This two week course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be included in the...

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15 February 2023 - 17 February 2023 | Wellington Hospital

This three day course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be included in the...

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27 February 2023 - 3 March 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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17 July 2023 - 21 July 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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26 April 2023 - 11 May 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Two free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA final viva exam.

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27 September 2023 - 17 October 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Two free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA final exam

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1 November 2023 | Virtual

Free mock viva session designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA final viva examination.

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23 May 2023 | Virtual

Free mock viva session designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA final viva examination.

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20 September 2023 | Virtual

A free evening course for Queensland trainees preparing for their final vivas.

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19 April 2023 | Virtual

A free evening course for Queensland trainees preparing for their final vivas.

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11 February 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This free one day course is aimed at new trainees about to commence anaesthetic training.

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5 June 2023 - 9 June 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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27 November 2023 - 1 December 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This full-time, five day intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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18 February 2023 - 17 June 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Interactive long course held over five Saturdays covering core topics of the primary examination.

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8 July 2023 - 18 November 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Interactive long course held over five Saturdays covering core topics of the primary examination.

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18 April 2023 - 27 April 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

A series of evening mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA primary...

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13 September 2023 - 19 September 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

A series of two free mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA primary...

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21 September 2023 - 3 October 2023 | Virtual

A series of evening mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA primary...

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24 April 2023 - 10 May 2023 | Virtual

A series of evening mock viva sessions designed to help trainees prepare for the ANZCA primary...

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22 April 2023 - 23 April 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This intensive course consists of continuous practice vivas to help trainees prepare for the...

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30 September 2023 - 1 October 2023 | ANZCA QLD regional office

This intensive course consists of continuous practice vivas to help trainees prepare for the...

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9 February 2022 - 7 December 2025 | SA ANZCA Regional Office

For SA/NT trainees preparing for the primary exam.

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4 February 2022 - 2 December 2025 | Online (Zoom)

For SA/NT trainees preparing for the final exam.

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24 July 2023 | ANZCA House & via Zoom

A comprehensive one-day course covering the anatomy knowledge required to pass the ANZCA final...

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20 February 2023 | ANZCA House & via Zoom

A comprehensive one-day course covering the anatomy knowledge required to pass the ANZCA final...

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17 July 2023 - 21 July 2023 | ANZCA House & via Zoom

This full-time, week-long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could...

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13 February 2023 - 17 February 2023 | ANZCA House & via Zoom

This full-time, week-long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could...

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3 March 2023 | Virtual course

This free one day course is aimed at new trainees about to commence anaesthetic training.

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20 November 2023 - 1 December 2023 | ANZCA House & via Zoom

This full-time, ten day long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that...

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15 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 | ANZCA House & via Zoom

This full-time, ten day long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that...

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10 November 2023 | ANZCA House & via Zoom

Please note this meeting has been cancelled due to insufficient abstract submissions. We...

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Last updated 14:00 24.11.2022