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.

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.

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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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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.

ANZCA Educators Program (Brisbane)

14 September 2021 - 17 September 2021 | ANZCA Qld Office

This three and a half day AEP event equips clinicians with the skills and knowledge to engage...

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2021 Combined SIG meeting

9 July 2021 - 11 July 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

Join us for the 2021 Combined Communication, Education, Welfare and Leadership and Management SIG...

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2021 Emerging Leaders Conference

10 September 2021 - 12 September 2021 | Mitchelton

The college is invested in developing the leadership capabilities of our future leaders. The...

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2021 FPM Virtual Symposium

30 April 2021 | Online

Our theme for the day is “Pain medicine – the mysterious art”.

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2021 History of Medicine Talk Series

22 April 2021 | Online

The Women who ran Britain’s Trailblazing Hospital

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2021 History of Medicine Talk Series

26 April 2021 | Online

Curators Kat Clarke and Paris Norton discuss the process of engagement and collaboration for the...

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2021 Joint SIG Satellite Meeting

29 April 2021 | Virtual meeting

The first joint Airway Management, Obstetric Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine special...

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2021 Northern Territory ACE Conference

5 June 2021 | Darwin, NT

The theme of this year's biennial meeting is "Clever Clever in the Never Never: Improving...

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2021 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting

12 August 2021 - 14 August 2021 | Gold Coast, Qld

Join us for the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Sofitel Gold Coast...

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2021 Rural SIG meeting

11 June 2021 - 13 June 2021 | Airlie Beach, Qld

Join us for the 2021 Rural Special Interest Group (SIG), and the Mackay Anaesthetic Community at...

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2021 Scan and Ski workshop

22 July 2021 - 24 July 2021 | Thredbo, NSW

Join us at the 2021 Scan and Ski Workshop "Regional ultrasound scanning workshop for peripheral...

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2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting

21 August 2021 | Barnbougle, Tasmania

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Winter Meeting in Barnbougle, Tasmania.

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ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting

27 April 2021 - 4 May 2021 | Online

Register now for our first ever virtual ASM.

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ANZCA Educators Program (Auckland)

9 November 2021 - 10 November 2021 | University of Auckland

This one and a half day ANZCA Educators Program (AEP) aims to equip clinicians with the skills...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Cairns)

7 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 | Double Tree By Hilton Cairns

This is a two and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Christchurch)

11 August 2021 - 13 August 2021 | Christchurch

This is a two and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Darwin)

22 November 2021 - 24 November 2021 | Darwin, NT

This two and half day day AEP event equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge to enable...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Hobart)

29 July 2021 - 31 July 2021 | Hobart

This is a two and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Melbourne)

16 June 2021 - 18 June 2021 | ANZCA Head Office

This is a two and a half day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Perth)

20 April 2021 - 22 April 2021 | ANZCA WA Regional Office

This two and a half day AEP event aims to equip clinicians with the skills & knowledge to enable...

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ANZCA Educators Program (Sydney)

10 November 2021 - 12 November 2021 | NSW Regional Office

This is a three-day event open to fellows, specialist international medical graduates...

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Aotearoa New Zealand Anaesthesia ASM

3 November 2021 - 6 November 2021 | Christchurch

The theme for the meeting is Whakaora (To Heal): Our patients, Ourselves, Our City, Our Planet.

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CTN Strategic Research Workshop

5 August 2021 - 8 August 2021 | Brisbane

Join us for the 2021 ANZCA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Strategic Research Workshop

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Final exam refresher course (Auckland)

14 June 2021 - 25 June 2021 | Auckland

This fortnight-long intensive course covers many of the core curriculum topics that could be...

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FPM Queensland May evening meeting

17 May 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Join us for the FPM Queensland May evening meeting, "Gamma knife radiosurgery for pain conditions".

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FPM South Australian CME meeting

21 June 2021 | SA ANZCA Regional Office

The Statewide Chronic Pain Clinical Network - an information evening

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NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop

27 November 2021 | Sydney, NSW

Save the date for the NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop to be held at the University of Sydney.

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NSW ACE Spring Meeting

20 November 2021 - 21 November 2021 | Leura, Blue Mountains

Save the date for the NSW ACE Spring Meeting

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NSW ACE Winter Meeting

19 June 2021 | Sydney, NSW

Save the date for the NSW ACE Winter Meeting to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney

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NSW final exam refresher course

6 December 2021 - 10 December 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

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

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NSW final practice viva

5 May 2021 - 19 May 2021 | Various locations

Free practice viva sessions to assist trainees in preparing for the ANZCA final viva exam.

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NSW Introduction to Anaesthesia

13 November 2021 | Venue TBC

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

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NSW primary exam refresher course

5 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

A five-day course (formerly called the part 1) for ANZCA trainees preparing for the primary exams.

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NSW primary exam refresher course

29 November 2021 - 3 December 2021 | Northside Conference Centre

A five-day course (formerly called the part 1) for ANZCA trainees preparing for the primary exams.

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NSW primary practice viva

20 April 2021 - 29 April 2021 | Various locations

Free practice viva sessions to assist trainees in preparing for the ANZCA primary viva exam.

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Queensland ACE meeting

23 July 2021 - 25 July 2021 | BCEC, Brisbane

Save the date for the Conjoint ASA NSC and QLD ACE meeting to be held in Brisbane on 23-25 July...

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Queensland final exam refresher course

26 July 2021 - 30 July 2021 | 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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Queensland final practice viva

20 April 2021 - 19 May 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland final practice viva

5 October 2021 - 8 October 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland primary exam refresher course

31 May 2021 - 4 June 2021 | 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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Queensland primary lecture program, series 1

20 February 2021 - 19 June 2021 | Brisbane, Queensland

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

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Queensland primary lecture program, series 2

17 July 2021 - 13 November 2021 | Brisbane, Queensland

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

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Queensland primary practice viva

2 September 2021 - 8 September 2021 | 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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Queensland primary viva weekend course

2 October 2021 - 3 October 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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SA ACE meeting "Malignant Hyperthermia"

21 July 2021 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Save the date for the SA ACE meeting "Malignant Hyperthermia"

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SA Burnell-Jose ACE Conference

4 September 2021 | Mount Lofty House

Join us in the stunning Adelaide Hills for the 2021 SA Burnell-Jose Conference.

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SA primary exam refresher course

28 June 2021 - 2 July 2021 | ANZCA SA Regional Office

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

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Victoria final anatomy course

26 July 2021 | ANZCA House

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

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Victoria final exam refresher course

19 July 2021 - 23 July 2021 | ANZCA House

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

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Victoria final practice viva

5 May 2021 - 17 May 2021 | Various locations

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

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Victoria final practice viva

4 October 2021 - 13 October 2021 | Various locations

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

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Victoria primary exam refresher course

15 November 2021 - 26 November 2021 | ANZCA House

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

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Victoria primary exam refresher course

17 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 | ANZCA House

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

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Victoria primary practice viva

6 September 2021 - 15 September 2021 | Various locations

A series of four free practice viva sessions to assist trainees in preparing for the ANZCA...

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Victoria primary practice viva

19 April 2021 - 3 May 2021 | Various locations

A series of four free practice viva sessions to assist trainees in preparing for the ANZCA...

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Victorian Registrars' Scientific Meeting

12 November 2021 | ANZCA House

Victorian trainees are invited to submit an abstract to present at the Victorian Registrars...

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WA ACE Country Conference meeting

29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021 | Bunker Bay, WA

Save the date for the WA ACE Country Conference meeting to be held at the Pullman Resort, Bunker...

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Last updated 15:29 13.04.2021