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How many hours of CPD can CPD
Online account for?
To enjoy full access to our continually updated website and take
advantage of new learning modules you must have an up-to-date
subscription. Anyone can become a member of CPD Online; however,
its target audience is psychiatrists for their continuing
professional development (CPD).
If would like to try the site out first, you can
register with the College and try our free
modules or, if you are a member of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, you can log into the free modules straight away
using the same username and password with which you access the
members' area of the College website.
Please allow up to 5 working days for your application to be
processed. Also check for the email in your spam box. If you have
not received anything after 1 week please contact us or our subscriptions company
Distribution on +44 (0)1767 604 951.
Please follow the instructions on our Forgotten username or password page.
My CPD Online is your personal area. You need
to be a subscriber to access My CPD Online.
To find out the date your subscription will expire, go to
My subscription status (under 'Manage my
account' in the 'My CPD Online' area). Please note that the invoice
you receive from Turpin will show an expiry date backdated to the
end of the previous month, but this is simply because renewal
notices are sent out on a monthly basis.
Learning modules are generally pitched at consultant
Integral to CPD activities is the requirement that psychiatrists
will accomplish CPD in a variety of settings (see College Report
Continuing Professional Development: Guidance for
Clinical – All educational activities that
relate to the development of individual clinical and diagnostic
skills or updating of specialist knowledge should be recorded in
this category. An example would be attendance at a course approved
by a medical Royal College.
Academic – Academic activities might include
postgraduate teaching, educational supervision, examining and
publishing. You do not need to work in an academic post to claim
credits in this section. Clinical audit, teaching and research are
all forms of academic CPD.
Professional – Professional activities are
those that promote organisational, managerial, legal,
administrative and other non-clinical skills. Peer-group meetings,
management training and information technology (IT) training, all
fall into this category.
Modules and podcasts may be categorised into one, two or all
three domains, but this is for your guidance only.
From January 2012 CPD Online can be used to accrue 25 hours
towards an individual's annual CPD requirement (an increase from
the previous 10 hours). This means that CPD Online can now be used
to achieve half of the annual CPD requirement. Although, of course,
you can study and obtain certificates for as many modules and
podcasts as you wish.
During 2012, external and internal CPD was replaced by three
domains: clinical, academic and professional. We have already
started to label our modules and podcasts accordingly. More
information about the College's CPD policy.
You can include 25 hours' worth of CPD Online work towards your
information on the PDP, CPD approval and what to do next.
This allows you to make notes and save them to 'My CPD Online'
as you progress through a module.
Yes. The College
Library and Information Service on the Ground Floor has
computers, Wi-Fi access, and a copier/fax/scanner. It is located
next to the Members’ area where there is a tea and coffee-making
For College members, the College
Library and Information Service can undertake literature
searches and offer free access to all articles and documents
published by the College, as well as articles from many major
psychiatric and international journals. Non-members also have
access to articles from College journals. Contact Information
The pass mark required is 100%. See also:
You are welcome to take a module more than once, for example to
refresh your knowledge or complete it when it's been updated after
a few years, etc., as part of our Module
You will be able to generate new CPD certificates for all module
and podcast tests completed successfully; contribution to your
annual CPD requirement is subject to peer group approval, as with
all CPD activity undertaken.