New CPD requirements

07 Dec 2022

Karen Stephens

by Karen Stephens

CPD requirements for medical registration will change from 1 January 2023. To understand what the changes mean to you, see our concise advice. In brief, the new requirements include:

  • doctors to join a “CPD Home” by January 2024
  • written professional development plans each year
  • a minimum of 50 hours CPD per year
  • three core categories of CPD:
1. education activities 12.5 hours minimum  
2. reviewing performance 5 hours minimum 25 hours minimum combined
3. measuring outcomes 5 hours minimum  


The Medical Board of Australia’s Continuing professional development (CPD) registration standard is available here.


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