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Who needs CPD?

All healthcare workers are required to have a continuous professional development activity in order to maintain, update and develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in response to the health service needs of the public. You can read the national CPD guideline for further information.
According to the national CPD guideline those required CEU per professional category are listed in this table:

Register

Maximum number of CEUs per annum

Ethics accounts for the total per annum

Nursing

Nursing Level IV

30

5

Any category of Degree nursing

30

5

Nurse masters and above

30

5

Midwifery

Midwifery Level IV

30

5

Midwifery degree

30

5

Midwifery masters

30

5

Laboratory

Medical laboratory technician level IV

30

5

Medical Laboratory Degree

30

5

Medical laboratory Masters and above

30

5

Pharmacy

Pharmacy technician level IV

30

5

Pharmacy degree

30

5

Pharmacy masters and above

30

5

Doctor of Pharmacy

30

5

Radiology Technology

Medical Radiology technician level IV

30

5

Medical Radiology technology degree

30

5

Medicine

General medical practitioner

30

5

Medical Specialist and sub-specialty

30

5

Dentistry

Dental Therapy/ Dental Hygiene Level III

20

3

Dental Science professional

30

5

Dental Surgeon

30

5

Dental Specialty and sub-specialty

30

5

Eye health professionals

Optometry Degree and above

30

5

Cataract Surgeon Degree

30

5

Ophthalmic Degree

30

5

Ophthalmic Nurse advanced diploma

30

5

Psychiatry

Psychiatry advanced diploma level V

30

5

Psychiatry Degree

30

5

Psychiatry Masters

30

5

Anesthesia

Anesthesiology level V

30

5

Anesthesiology Degree

30

5

Anesthesiology Masters and above

30

5

Medical Technology

Emergency medical technician (Ambulance) level III

15

3

Emergency medical technician (Ambulance) level IV

15

3

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy technician

20

3

Physiotherapy Degree

30

5

Physiotherapy Masters

30

5

Doctor of Physiotherapy

30

5

Prosthetics-Orthotics

Prosthetics-orthotics Level IV

15

3

Prosthetics-orthotics Level V

15

3

Prosthetics-orthotics Degree

20

3

Health Extension

Health Extension Level III

15

3

Health Extension Level IV

20

3

Public Health

Public health nurse diploma

20

3

Public health nurse degree and above

30

5

Public Health officers Degree

30

5

Public health Masters and above

30

5

Environmental Health

Environmental health technician

15

3

Environmental health degree

20

3

Environmental health masters and above

20

3

Environmental and occupational health and safety

20

3

Occupational health and safety degree and above

20

3

Health education and promotion degree and above

20

3

Others

Integrated Emergency Surgical officer masters

30

5

Acupuncture & Tuina Masters

20

3

Clinical Infectious masters

30

5

Chiropractic Medicine

30

5

Family Health Degree

30

5

Speech and language pathology professional

20

3

Hospital autoclave and sterilization technician level III

15

2

Forensic laboratory masters

20

3

Nutrition degree and above

20

3

Clinical histotechnologist degree

15

3

Biomedical equipment technician level III

15

3

Biomedical equipment technician level IV

15

3

Biomedical equipment technician level V

20

3

Health informatics degree and above

15

2

Health information technician level IV

15

2

Massage therapy technician

20

5

Medical equipment maintenance man

15

3

Medical equipment maintenance engineer

15

3

Biomedical engineer

20

3

 

The currently national 2015EFY CPD implementation manual gives more amplification in regard to the integration of CPD to professional as:

  • Starting from 2014 EFY and onwards all CPD related activities should be given only by accredited CPD providers & with accredited courses.
  • Certificates gained are only valid if and only if they are from an accredited CPD provider and with accredited course.
  • All CPD activities should be reported by the accredited CPD provider to the governing body using the standard reporting formats.

Special issues for 2015EFY: from the listed professional categories the 2015EFY CPD implementation manual specifically selected 09 categories. You can find the list of the 09 categories on page 07 & 08 of the 2015 CPD implementation manual.

More in this category: « What is CPD? National documents »