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.