Categories of CPD – some information

CPD Categories


This section contains some links to information sheets on particular aspects of professional competence and CPD credits. We hope you will find them helpful when calculating and logging your credits.

CPD Credits can be claimed for attendance at certain College Faculty and Committee meetings which fit the following criteria:

  1. There must be a clear patient care / patient safety aspect to the meeting
  2. There should be demonstrable pre-meeting preparation and/or post-meeting tasks
  3. The maximum number of credits for Committee/Faculty meetings allowed per PCS year is 10
  4. 1 External or Internal Credit per meeting attendance
  5. An attendance record must be kept for the meetings
  6. Individual attendees should be provided with a list of the meeting dates and topics each PCS year for their own records

Internal CPD events – Guidance document issued by the Forum of Irish PostGraduate Medical Training Bodies (2012)