An online course may attract CPD credit if it meets the following criteria:

  • Course provides some type of learner interaction or self-assessment

  • Course objectives describe what the participants may learn or achieve by participating in the course

  • Course provides access to appropriate bibliographic sources that allow for further study and that reinforce and clarify specific activity topics

  • Site allows the doctor to download evidence of activity and/or completion, e.g. a certificate of completion of a module

  • Doctors should ensure a balance between CPD credits garnered from online learning and from attending live educational events