We conduct CPD programs in accordance with the requirements for accreditation by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ), as a specialist medical college. In accordance with the requirements of the regulatory authorities, we audit a percentage of CPD records each year.
Full details regarding audit selection, documentation and certification are provided in the Policy on CPD Compliance Audit.
We conduct annual audits of CPD records to demonstrate our commitment to:
- Exemplary standards of practice in emergency medicine (EM) through CPD
- Compliance of ACEM Fellows and non-specialists practising in EM with the requirements of the CPD programs and the bi-national medical registration authorities
- Strength and integrity of the ACEM CPD programs.
Selection for audit
Following the close of each CPD year or cycle, five per cent of all CPD participants will be selected to undergo the compliance audit in respect of that year, or cycle.
Immunity from audit
If you pass the compliance audit of a CPD year shall not be randomly selected for audit more than once during the relevant three-year CPD cycle.
If you pass the cycle compliance audit you will be exempt from random audit selection in the first year of the following cycle.
Notification of selection
You will be notified in writing that you have been selected for audit. You are required to submit your audit return within the set timeframe. In extenuating circumstances, an extension of time may be granted upon written request.
Applications for extension of time, deferral or waiver, may be granted under the provisions of the College’s Exceptional Circumstances and Special Consideration Policy. Applications will be considered by the Chair of the CPD Committee and applicants notified of the outcome as soon as practicable.
Acknowledgement of compliance
A CPD Compliance Certificate will be available to you via My ACEM upon passing a compliance audit.