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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE HEALTH CARE
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HPCSA CPD GUIDELINES
Compliance checks of individual practitioners take place at least twice a year on a randomly selected sample of practitioners from every register. The CPD Department of Council conducts the checks. Practitioners submit the information requested by that Department within 21 days of receipt of notification of the compliance draw.
Attendance register is the record of attendees at any form of learning activity in levels 1 and 3 (where relevant), reflecting the names and HPCSA registration number of those present and their signatures on completion of the activity (once off, at the end of the activity; regularly recurring, on completion of the series). This register must be held by the presenting organization or institution for 3 years following the activity; the original register may be called in for validation of a compliance check.
Is the failure of an individual to obtain 30 CEUs and maintain a balance of 60 CEUs in a 24-month period. Various penalties are applied by the individual Professional Boards in collaboration with the HPCSA CPD Committee.
The following actions are taken:
Should the practitioner still not comply with the CPD requirements within the second six months period, one of the following actions will be taken:
Practitioners in internship or community service do not need to comply with CPD, during the internship or community service.
Audit & Audit Requirements
HPCSA Individual CPD Activity Record is the document held by individual health practitioners as a record of every learning activity attended or completed. It should be accompanied by the Attendance Certificates for each event or series of events. For level 3 qualifications, a certified copy of the qualification is required. The record must be regularly updated and current. In the event that a practitioner’s name is drawn in the compliance check the original Individual CPD Activity Record for the previous 3 years, together with the original attendance certificates and certified copies of qualifications that may have been obtained during this period, must be sent to the CPD Department of Council within 21 days of receipt of notification of the draw.
When an individual is drawn in the audit, that professional may submit the data in one of the following three ways:
Health professionals who are non-compliant will automatically be included in the following audit call.