Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Our Next CPD Class

* You do not need to be a Member of the College to attend CPD courses.
Date: Friday, 3 August 2018
CPD Masterclass: 
Medical Emergencies (Mr. Ian Cash)

Saturday, 4 August 2018
CPD Masterclass: 
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 
A/Prof John Boucher)
                               Therapuetics in Dentistry, Pain and Pain Management
Dr Russell Vickers & Dr Rachel Shparberg)

RACDS, Sydney
 $350 for 1 CPD Masterclass
          $700 for 2 CPD Masterclass
          $950 for 3 CPD Masterclass

Date: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
          Sunday 23 September 2018

CPD Masterclass: 
Clinical Examination Technique and Dental Imaging
                               (Dr Louise Brown)

Venue: Balcony 1, Hilton Adelaide
Cost: $250


For more information on registering for upcoming CPD Events, please contact Charlotte Anneveld at or call the College office on +61 2 9262 6044

A lifelong commitment to specialised education and skill development

RACDS understands that your specialised knowledge needs to stay relevant and up to date. Through its education programs the College is a key body tracking changing trends and directions in the profession.  Ensuring your skills meet current practice standards and that you are alert to progressive research and clinical technique is part of our specialised service. Participation in our exclusive RACDS programs is suited to university post graduate study and all dental careers including private practice, government health service, academia and the defence forces.

CPD Requirements

The RACDS expected commitment to CPD reflects the prestigious expertise associated with Membership and Fellowship of the College.  This equates to having higher expectations from yourself and your peers regarding personal and professional development in your chosen field and communicating this achievement to your patients.  
RACDS expects:  

  • Completion of over 300 hours of CPD over a 5-year period
  • At least one third (100hrs) of these hours must be spent undertaking ‘verifiable’ CPD (i.e. you must have evidence to prove the CPD was undertaken/completed) and the remainder can be ‘general’ CPD.

As per AHPRA guidelines, participants committed to the RACDS's guideline should expect to undertake a minimum of 60 hours of CPD in a year. 
Please refer to AHPRA Dental Guidelines on Continuing Development or the Dental Council of NZ CPD Guideline for more information.

Candidates enrolled in the Membership in General Dental Practice program (MRACDS(GDP)) are required to undertake a minimum of 120 verifiable hours of CPD as part of the program requirements.


For further information on CPD for OMS you can download the CPD4OMS Information Manual.

CPD Tracker

Tracking you CPD is important as in many jurisdictions CPD is mandatory requirement of registration.  As such, activities must be recorded and retained by the individual. With the introduction of the RACDS Learning portal, this CPD Tracker will be closed down on 31 December 2015. Fellows, Members and Candidates will be able to continue to view their CPD from here.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Click one of the links below for instructions

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To view a selection of your CPD history before 1 January 2016, leave the dates empty and press the Find button to see your complete CPD history. 
To download an extract of your CPD history click on one of the format icons that will appear above and to the right of your CPD history extract.

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