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

This three day AEP event equips clinicians with the skills and knowledge to engage trainees in...

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29 April 2022 - 31 July 2022 | Virtual

The 2022 Perth ASM is going virtual - more information coming soon!

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9 September 2022 - 11 September 2022 | Cairns

Save the date! "Show up, be seen - Courageous conversations in Cairns"

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4 March 2022 - 27 May 2022 | Virtual meeting

The 2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 1 was held virtually on Friday 4 March. Delegates...

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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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14 October 2022 - 16 October 2022 | Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

Save the date!

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29 April 2022 - 31 July 2022 | Virtual

The 2022 FPM Symposium is going virtual

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20 October 2022 | Te Papa, Wellington, NZ

Please join us for the 2022 Neuroanaesthesia SIG meeting to be held on Thursday October 20 at Te...

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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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26 November 2022 | University of Sydney

Save the date for the NSW ACE Anatomy Workshop to be held 26 November, 2022.

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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 on Saturday 18 June, 2022 at Hilton Sydney.

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16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022 | Peppers Noosa

Join us at the 2022 Queensland ACE meeting "Making waves", to be held in Noosa on 16-17 July, 2022.

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24 June 2022 - 25 June 2022 | DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade, Darwin, NT

It is with great pleasure that the Rural SIG invite you to join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton...

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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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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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8 October 2022 - 9 October 2022 | Hotel Realm

After a two year hiatus, the organising team is very excited to host this face-to-face meeting...

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25 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 | ANZCA House

This course is fully booked.

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3 June 2022 - 5 June 2022 | Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach, Qld

Join us for the 2022 ANZCA Environmental Sustainability Network and the Mackay Anaesthetic...

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20 June 2022 | Virtual

Dr Ali Gholamrezaei will present "Can slow, deep breathing reduce pain, and if so how?”

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20 June 2022 | SA ANZCA Regional Office

An update on pain research in South Australia.

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15 June 2022 - 17 June 2022 | Zoom

This course is fully booked.

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4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022 | Northside Conference Centre

A week long interactive exam preparation course for NSW trainees sitting the primary written exam...

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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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22 June 2022 | AMA Function Room, Barton

Join us for an evening presentation "Resuscitating the wellbeing of anaesthetists"

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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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11 October 2022 - 26 October 2022 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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31 October 2022 | Virtual

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

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19 May 2022 | Virtual

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

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4 October 2022 | Virtual course

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

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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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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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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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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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25 July 2022 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Join us for the SA evening meeting on Malignant Hyperthermia

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18 June 2022 | Australian Medical Placements

Register now for Acute Severe Behavioural Disturbance emergency response workshops

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27 June 2022 - 1 July 2022 | SA ANZCA Regional Office

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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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 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