ER facilitators can claim the ER CPD activity

17 October 2023

Course providers/facilitators for an emergency response (ER) course/workshop with recognition of suitability for CPD program can claim the ER activity.

Since 2014, your continuing professional development (CPD) program has recognised providers/facilitators in their own category separate to the ER they facilitate. Over this time there have been numerous considered discussions by the ANZCA and FPM CPD Committee regarding the CPD allocation of ER facilitators.
It has been confirmed that, with immediate effect, all ER facilitators can claim the ER activity.
Until the end of 2024, the ER recognition code (e.g., ER-23-XX-XXX) provided through the current ER recognition of suitability process can be used when recording this in your CPD portfolio
In 2024, the CPD review project will seek to develop a process to formally recognise all CPD allocations and present a recommendation for ER codes specific to ER facilitators. Using the same recognition code until a new process has been determined is to avoid any additional administration for ER facilitators, pending changes in the coming years.
This decision also recognises the expertise of facilitators and significant work of dedicated volunteers to deliver the highest standard of professional development to support better patient care.
We appreciate ER facilitators patience and ongoing communications during this time, and trust this information helps clarifies the CPD allocations. 
If any ER workshop/course has been altered in any way from the original version that was approved by the college, a new application may be required. Full details on the providers and process available here.
Please reach out to the CPD team if you require any further clarification or further support.

Last updated 15:45 17.10.2023