WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) means the continuing education and training to ensure that any practitioner or therapist who is registered with the AHPCSA maintains current, but also acquires new and updated levels of knowledge, skills and ethical performance that will be of measurable benefit in professional practice and enhance and promote professional integrity. The beneficiary will ultimately be the patient. All such practitioners are required to complete a programme of approved continuing professional development activities in each calendar.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are the values attached to a learning activity for CPD.
Practitioners or therapists who are registered in one Allied Health Profession Council of SA shall be required to accumulate forty (40) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per cycle, fifty percent (50%) of which shall be profession-specific and include four (4) CEUs for the AHPCSA-approved Bioethics and Jurisprudence course and be in possession of either a BLS, Level I, II or III first-aid certificate per CPD cycle.
If the professional exceeds the 40 CEU allocation for a specific cycle, they can carry a maximum amount of 10 CEUs into the following cycle.
Practitioners or therapists are required to have a valid first-aid certificate for that CPD cycle.
Ethics and Jurisprudence need to be obtained I each cycle with a total of 4 CEU allocation.