To provide a CPD event or activity, you need to apply for approval first. Read through the appropriate guidance below and email CPDApproval@rcp.ac.uk for queries and access details to the application portal.
Learning objective examples
Learning objectives should be explained in terms of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, or behaviours that the user or delegate would expect to acquire as a result of the CPD.
We strongly recommend applications are submitted at least two months in advance of the event date. We will not consider approving events when the application is received more than six weeks after the event has taken place.
Conflict/Declaration of interests
Where any sponsorship is declared on the application, it is mandatory to provide conflict of interest or competing interest declarations attached to the application under step 6. This requirement is to ensure that we are approving the best quality educational meetings for CPD without any bias in favour of the sponsoring company that may detract from the educational content being delivered.
Principles of rounding CPD hours to the nearest whole number of hours (and credits)
The Federation provides 1 credit for each hour of CPD provided. We do not at present provide half credits, therefore the number of hours for credit purposes is rounded to the nearest number of whole hours. Where an event goes over the number of whole hours by less than 30 minutes, the number of hours (and therefore credits) is rounded down e.g. 6hrs 29 minutes is rounded down to 6hrs. Where an event goes over the whole hours by 30 minutes or more the number of hours (and therefore credits) is rounded up e.g. 6hrs 30 minutes is rounded up to 7hrs.
The CPD approval process provided by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) is a different process from the approval process provided by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, with differing approval criteria. The governance of the FPM CPD approval process is provided by the FPM and is independent of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.
The Federation will not accept direct payments for CPD approval from organisations involved in producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients, please see guidelines.