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.

My CPD Portfolio  e-Learning hub  Library guide

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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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.
22 June 2022 - 24 June 2022 | ANZCA Qld Office

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29 April 2022 - 3 May 2022 | PCEC

Registration is now open! The 2022 Regional Organising Committee (ROC) welcomes you to Perth for...

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4 March 2022 | Virtual meeting

Join us on Friday 4 March, 10am to 2pm AEDT for Part 1 of the CTN Strategic Research Workshop...

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4 August 2022 - 7 August 2022 | Pullman Brisbane King George Square

The 2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop – part 2 will be held in Brisbane on 4-7 August 2022.

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26 April 2022 - 28 April 2022 | Sandalford Estate

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29 April 2022 | PCEC

Registration is now open!

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1 February 2022 - 2 September 2022 | North Shore Hospital

Designed to prepare you for the primary exam, this seven-day PRimary Exam Prep (PREP) course...

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12 November 2022 - 13 November 2022 | Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Save the date for the NSW ACE Spring Meeting to be held on 12-13 November, 2022 at the Crowne...

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18 June 2022 | Hilton Sydney

Join us at the NSW ACE Winter Meeting to be held on Saturday 18 June, 2022 at the Hilton, Sydney.

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16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022 | Peppers Noosa

Save the date for the 2022 Queensland ACE meeting "Making waves", to be held in Noosa on 16-17...

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11 August 2022 - 13 August 2022 | Thredbo Alpine Hotel, Thredbo

Join us at the 2022 Scan and Ski Workshop "Regional ultrasound scanning workshop for peripheral...

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26 February 2022 - 27 February 2022 | Hotel Grand Chancellor

This meeting has been cancelled.

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25 February 2022 | Hadley's Orient Hotel

Join us for the 2022 Tasmanian Trainee Day at Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart.

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28 October 2022 - 30 October 2022 | Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay

Save the date for the 2022 WA ACE Country Conference to be held at the Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay...

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25 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 | ANZCA House

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

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27 April 2022 - 28 April 2022 | Convention centre

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

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28 March 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

Save the date for the FPM Queensland March evening meeting.

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14 February 2022 | SA ANZCA Regional Office

An update on pain research in South Australia

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19 March 2022 | Various locations

This meeting has been cancelled.

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17 February 2022 - 19 February 2022 | Wellington

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

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27 June 2022 - 8 July 2022 | Auckland

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

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14 February 2022 - 18 February 2022 | Christchurch

This five day course is designed to assist candidates in their preparation for the ANZCA primary...

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18 July 2022 - 22 July 2022 | 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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28 February 2022 - 4 March 2022 | 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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12 February 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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23 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 | 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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28 November 2022 - 2 December 2022 | 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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19 February 2022 - 18 June 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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23 July 2022 - 19 November 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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23 April 2022 - 24 April 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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8 October 2022 - 9 October 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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24 September 2022 | Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo

Join us at the Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo for the 2022 SA ACE Conference

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31 January 2022 - 4 February 2022 | Via Zoom

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

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17 November 2022 - 19 November 2022 | Cairns Convention Centre

Join the CTVP SIG; ANZCP; and ANZSCTS for "Back to the  Future: Lessons from the Past, Prospects...

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25 July 2022 | ANZCA House

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

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21 February 2022 | Virtual course

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

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18 July 2022 - 22 July 2022 | ANZCA House

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

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14 February 2022 - 18 February 2022 | Virtual course

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

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25 February 2022 | Virtual course

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

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14 November 2022 - 25 November 2022 | ANZCA House

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

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16 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 | ANZCA House

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

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Last updated 11:06 11.08.2021