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In response to decisions made by the Medical Board of Australia and the Medical Council of New Zealand to suspend CPD registration and recertification requirements for 2020, the Council of Education (COE) has revised the CPD requirements for ACEM CPD participants.
These revisions are detailed in the COE communique released on 14 April 2020.
Please note that the CPD Unit continues to record College activities and College accredited activities on behalf of CPD participants.
If you require any additional information or have any queries regarding the revised CPD requirements, please see our FAQ below, or contact the CPD Unit directly via [email protected].


  • Do I need to continue to record my CPD for the 2020 CPD year?
  • What happens to my online record if I do not meet my 2020 CPD targets?
  • Will a CPD certificate be available to me if I do not complete my 2020 annual and/or cycle CPD requirements?
  • Will I be selected for audit if I do not finish recording my CPD activities for the 2020 CPD year and cycle?
  • What if I was to be mandatorily selected for the 2020 annual and/or cycle audit as a result of the 2019 CPD audit process?
  • Will I be mandatorily selected for audit for the 2021 annual CPD year if I am excused from the 2020 CPD audit?
  • If I have already recorded an approved cultural competence activity, do I need to record another one by 31 December 2021?
  • Do I record my approved cultural competence activity in my online portal after 30 June 2020?
  • If I am currently enrolled in the Non-specialist CPD program, will I need to complete the cultural competence CPD requirement?
  • What are the pro-rata requirements for Aotearoa New Zealand participants?
  • When do I start recording my 2021 annual CPD activities?
  • What if I work exclusively in NZ and plan to take a six-month exemption during the 2021 calendar year?
  • What if I am registered to practice in both Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, do I only have to complete 42 hours?