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

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.
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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11 September 2021 | Virtual

Join us for the first virtual Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy group (ANZAAG...

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1 October 2021 - 3 October 2021 | Riley Crystalbrook

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

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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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16 October 2021 | Online

The Faculty of Pain Medicine and Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists combined virtual spring...

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30 April 2021 - 31 July 2021 | Online

Content for this meeting is still available to all registered delegates until April 2022. And if...

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29 April 2021 - 31 July 2021 | Virtual meeting

Content for this meeting is still available to all registered delegates until April 2022. And if...

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13 August 2021 - 14 August 2021 | Virtual meeting

Join us for the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) virtual meeting from 13-14...

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21 August 2021 | Barnbougle, Tasmania

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

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29 October 2021 - 31 October 2021 | Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay

Save the date for the 2021 WA ACE Country Conference to be held at the Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay.

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11 August 2022 - 13 August 2022 | Thredbo, NSW

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

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11 September 2021 - 12 September 2021 | Hotel Realm

Join us for the ACT Art of Anaesthesia ACE meeting "The Occasional Anaesthetist"

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9 November 2021 - 10 November 2021 | University of Auckland

This course is now fully subscribed.

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30 September 2021 | Cairns

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

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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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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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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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13 October 2021 | Ipswich

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

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2 November 2021 - 4 November 2021 | ANZCA WA Regional Office

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

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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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27 October 2021 - 30 October 2021 | Christchurch

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

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10 August 2021 | Online

Join us as we launch Dr Christine Ball's book, "The Chloroformist", a biography of Joseph Clover

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6 August 2021 - 7 August 2021 | Virtual meeting

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

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29 July 2021 - 31 July 2021 | Wellington Hospital

This three-day course is focussed on the medical and anaesthetic viva components of the final...

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27 November 2021 | Sydney, NSW

Join us for the NSW Anatomy Workshop to be held at the University of Sydney

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

Save the date for the NSW ACE Spring Meeting

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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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13 November 2021 | Venue TBC

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

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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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10 November 2021 | Canberra

Join us for an ACT evening presentation with Associate Professor Brian Burns

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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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29 November 2021 - 3 December 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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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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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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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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4 September 2021 | Mount Lofty House

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

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9 March 2022 - 12 March 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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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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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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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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12 November 2021 | ANZCA House

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

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Find the latest CPD news here; end of triennium results, two new CPD activities and this year’s C...

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Last updated 10:42 28.07.2021