CPD frequently asked questions

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the continued training and education of registered healthcare professionals by attending accredited continuing education activities throughout the year.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) show the value attached to a learning activity for Continuing Professional Development. Healthcare professionals must obtain 30 CEUs per 12-month period of which at least 5 CEUs must be on ethics, human rights and medical law.

Your electronic certificates are stored on your profile on the MyCPD website. You can download it from www.mycpd.co.za

You will receive an email notification from MyCPD with your access details (username and password).

Your points will be logged in your profile on the website.

Points are valid for 24 months from date of issue. After 24 months they expire and will be archived.

You will need to complete journal articles or attend accredited events to reach the required number of points.

You can send an email query about points that are not reflecting to cpd@discovery.co.za

The requirement is to continuously maintain 60 CEUs over a 24 month period. In a 12-month period, 5 CEUs must be in the category for ethics, human rights and medical law.

You will need to comply with the CPD requirements for as long as you are registered with the HPCSA.

Your points are permanently recorded and maintained on the MyCPD website.

The CPD department of the HPCSA conducts a random audit of their member database every second month.

You can use the contact button to send a message to MyCPD or email us at cpd@discovery.co.za

If you experience any technical difficulties, you can contact us at cpd@discovery.co.za for assistance.

You must inform the CPD department of the HPCSA.

You can earn points by attending accredited events or by completing online courses and journal articles.

If you are enrolled in a formal study programme you are exempted from the CPD requirement, however, you do need to inform the CPD department of the HPCSA and provide proof of studies.

You are able to update your details on www.mycpd.co.za when you log in.

Points earned at accredited events overseas will be accepted. You will need a certificate from the event though and can save this information to the MyCPD website.

The Discovery Health Medical Scheme is an independent non-profit entity governed by the Medical Schemes Act, and regulated by the Council for Medical Schemes. It is administered by a separate company, Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd, an authorised financial services provider.

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