What you need to record for CPD
The Pharmacy Board of Australia Guidelines on CPD state that records of participation in CPD must include:
- Date of activity
- Source or provide details
- Type of activity
- Topics covered during activity
- Accreditation status
- Pharmacy Board of Australia CPD credits.
The Board’s CPD registration standard says:
Pharmacists will be expected to self-assess their individual needs with reference to the Competency Standards for Pharmacists in Australia.
Records should be maintained for at least 3 years.
Your online CPD personal record
The PSA CPD personal record makes it easy to meet the Board’s recording requirements.
PSA and PSA-accredited CPD activities are entered on your record automatically, capturing all of the information necessary for reporting to the Board on re-registration.
Members can add non-PSA or non-PSA accredited CPD activities to their record through this website. For these activities, pharmacists should also retain any evidence that they have undertaken an activity in a CPD portfolio for audit purposes, such as certificates, flyers, conference materials, and handwritten notes.
The online CPD record can also guide members through and capture self-assessment against the competency standards. This self-assessment can help identify learning needs and develop a personal learning plan.