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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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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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.
21 September 2022 - 23 November 2022 | Zoom

This two-hour online AEP event will cover a single module of planning effective teaching and...

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

Registration is now open! Join us in Noosa for the 2022 FPM Spring meeting in Noosa. We are...

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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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26 November 2022 | University of Sydney

Please join us on Saturday 26 November at the University of Sydney for the 2022 NSW ACE Anatomy...

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

Please join us for the 2022 NSW ACE Spring Meeting to be held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13...

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24 November 2022 - 26 November 2022 | Noosa

The Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting will take place from 24-26 November at Peppers Noosa...

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5 November 2022 | Medical Science Precinct, Hobart

Join for a single day workshop event, built entirely of ANZCA ER activities

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

2022 WA ACE Country Conference held at the Pullman Resort in Bunker Bay.

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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 are now open for the 2023 ELC!

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5 May 2023 | ICC Sydney

Save the date for the 2023 FPM Symposium which will be held at the International Convention...

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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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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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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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15 November 2022 - 17 November 2022 | ANZCA WA Regional Office

The ANZCA Educators Program (AEP) aims to equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge to...

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19 October 2022 - 21 October 2022 | ANZCA Office

The ANZCA Educators Program (AEP) aims to equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge to...

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30 November 2022 - 2 December 2022 | ANZCA Office

The ANZCA Educators Program (AEP) aims to equip clinicians with the skills and knowledge to...

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14 November 2022 | SA ANZCA Regional Office

"A complaint has been made about me. What's next?"

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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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17 October 2022 - 21 October 2022 | Various hospitals

Free practice viva sessions to assist trainees in their final viva preparation.

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4 November 2022 | In-Person and Virtual Course

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

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28 November 2022 - 2 December 2022 | Northside Conference Centre

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

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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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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 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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7 September 2022 - 5 October 2022 | 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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20 September 2022 - 12 October 2022 | Virtual

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

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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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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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16 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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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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Last updated 15:58 18.08.2022