Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an ongoing process of learning that facilitates health care practitioners to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence. Health professionals currently practicing are required to regularly participate in CPD that is relevant to their scope of practice. The CPD requirements of each National Board can be found at AHPRA.

CIAP provides a diverse range of learning activities to facilitate your CPD.

These activities are non-accredited but can be documented as self-directed CPD in accordance with the registration standards of your professional board.

Evidence of CIAP CPD activities completed may comprise Attendance Certificates, completed Workbook exercises/notes and written reflection of the learning from each activity. Several CIAP resources allow you to track CPD when you are researching clinical questions, they include UpToDate, BMJ Best Practice and Lippincott Procedures. You will need to set up a free profile and log in when you access UpToDate and BMJ Best Practice to track your CPD. Lippincott Procedures allows you to track CPD with a free Ausmed account by clicking on the ‘Document CPD’ link on each monograph.

"CIAP has been providing evidence-based clinical information resources for NSW Health staff for over 25 years, and was the first in the world to use the internet to bring online decision support resources to the point of care. It has developed to be the dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly portal providing authoritative clinical information resources!"

Marie Pryor - Manager, CIAP, eHealth NSW