If you are organising an event or course for doctors in your hospital or workplace, it may fall under the Internal (Practice Evaluation and Development) CPD Category, and if so, it is not necessary to apply for CPD approval.

Typical Internal events include:


  • case conferences
  • journal clubs
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Saving (ACLS), PALS, or similar courses organised in-house or on behalf of your employees
  • Online courses developed in-house that are aimed at your employees


Doctors are required to collect evidence of having attended these activities.

If you need advice about the Internal CPD category, we will be happy to help. Email professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie 


Key Responsibilities for Registrants, Training Bodies and Employers describes your responsibility as an employer to facilitate your doctors in maintaining their professional competence.