CPD activity approval

This page outlines the process of gaining RCPCH CPD approval for live educational activities and distance learning (DL), including e-learning.

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CPD Approval is an optional service we offer, but it is useful for organisers and their attendees. The benefits of CPD approval are:

  • Publicity for the organiser
  • Consistency of structure between courses
  • Clarity for participants

CPD approval of live educational activities

Download the application form, sample documents and see further information regarding CPD approval of face to face (live) educational events

CPD approval of distance learning (DL)

Download the application form and see further information regarding the approval of distance learning and e-learning products

Disclaimer for CPD approval

It is the responsibility of the individual course/e-learning participant to make a professional judgement about the relevance, quality and appropriateness of RCPCH CPD approved activities for their own learning and CPD. RCPCH CPD approval does not imply an in-depth quality review of course content or speaker expertise. It  does ensure course programmes include clear aims and objectives, faculty and presenter information, defined learning content and a suitable evaluation process.


If you have any queries about our CPD approval processes please contact us on cpd@rcpch.ac.uk or on 0207 092 6107.