No.  You need to meet the minimum requirement each year, which is 50 CPD credits across the following categories:


  • External (maintenance of knowledge and skills) - minimum 20 credits per year (required)
  • Internal (practice evaluation and development) - minimum 20 credits per year (required)
  • Personal Learning - minimum 5 credits per year (required)
  • Research or Teaching -2 credits per year (desirable)


The remaining credits can be made up of any combination of these four categories.


In addition, you must undertake one Audit/Quality Improvement each year.


The Professional Competence year runs from 01 May to 30 April, and all claims must be for activities that took place within that period.