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 ANZCA NZNC Cultural Safety & Leadership Hui

26 February 2021 - 28 February 2021 | Waitangi

Join us for the ANZCA New Zealand National Committee (NZNC) Hui on leadership, cultural safety...

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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 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 Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG webinar

9 February 2021 | Webinar

The theme of our first webinar is “Obstetric anaesthesia you won't learn from a text book"

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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 ACE Annual Scientific Meeting

27 February 2021 - 28 February 2021 | Hobart, Tasmania

Join us for the Tasmanian combined Annual Scientific Meeting.

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2021 Tasmanian Trainee Day

26 February 2021 | Hadley's Orient Hotel

Join us for the 2021 Tasmanian Trainee Day at Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart.

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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 (Adelaide)

16 March 2021 - 17 March 2021 | ANZCA SA Office

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

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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 (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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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 preparation course (NZ)

12 February 2021 - 14 February 2021 | Wellington Hospital

This two and a half day course is focussed on the medical and anaesthetic viva components of the...

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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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Introduction to Anaesthesia (NZ Northern Rotation)

4 February 2021 | Auckland, NZ

Formerly called Part Zero, this course is run each year in all four NZ rotations to welcome new...

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Introduction to Anaesthesia (NZ Southern Rotation)

12 February 2021 | Christchurch

Formerly called Part Zero, this course is run each year in all four NZ rotations to welcome new...

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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 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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QLD Introduction to Anaesthesia

6 February 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland ACE meeting

24 July 2021 | Brisbane, QLD

Save the date for the Queensland ACE meeting to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition...

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Queensland final exam refresher course

16 February 2021 - 19 February 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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Queensland final exam refresher course

19 July 2021 - 23 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

29 March 2021 - 12 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

1 September 2021 - 9 September 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 viva tips and techniques

25 March 2021 | ANZCA QLD regional office

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

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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

30 March 2021 - 21 April 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 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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SA ACE meeting "Novel fascia blocks - PENG & iPACK"

25 March 2021 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

Save the date for the SA ACE meeting "Novel fascia blocks of the lower limb"

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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

8 February 2021 - 12 February 2021 | The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide

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

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WA ACE Autumn Scientific Meeting

27 March 2021 | Perth, WA

Save the date for the WA ACE Autumn Scientific Meeting to be held at the University Club, UWA on...

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WA ACE Country Conference meeting

22 October 2021 - 24 October 2021 | Perth, WA

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

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