It is important to remember that a Live Educational Event cannot be approved retrospectively. From 1 May 2017, applications for approval of any Educational Activity that take place in the past will not be accepted.

You must apply for CPD approval at least four weeks before you intend to advertise or invite people to your event. This gives us enough time to process your application and, if necessary, make recommendations before you advertise or send invitations

If your event date is in the past or your application is submitted after you have circulated invitations or advertised the event, it will not be possible for us to advise you about any issues that may prevent approval in time for you to rectify them.

An option to have your activity listed on the RCPI website is now available. To be eligible to have your activity included in this listing, a complete application must be submitted at least 4 weeks before you advertise the event.