CPD Event Approval
The Royal Colleges of Physicians approve External CPD events, and only External events that have been approved will appear on the on-line database. Only on-line applications will be approved.
To apply online for approval of an External CPD Event please email the CPD Approval Administrator (CPDApproval@rcplondon.ac.uk), stating your company/hospital name, and advise whether you are a for-profit or non-profit organisation. You will then be issued with a username and password to access our online approvals system; the guidelines can be printed from the link below.
External credits are given for events outside the hospital or trust such as attending conferences and study days.
These may be Regional, National or International meetings.
Internal credits are events within the hospital/trust, or provided solely for local clinicians. E.g. hospital Grand Rounds, journal clubs clinico-pathological conferences, local evening medical meetings, etc. There is no formal process for approval of these activities
CPD approval fees
Commercial/For-Profit Organisations will be charged £275+VAT (per day) - £370
Commercial and for-profit organisations are required to pay the administration fee of £275+VAT per day of the event. This includes commercial organisations applying for or organising the event on behalf of a non-commercial or charitable organisations.
Non-Commercial/Charitable Organisations with an Educational Grant/or other sponsorship - £26+VAT (per event) - £31.20
Non-Commercial or charitable organisations operating with an educational grant from a sponsor are required to pay the administration fee of £26+VAT per event.
An Educational Grant/sponsorship is any payment by a sponsor in support of an educational activity.
Non-Commercial/Charitable Organisations charging a fee to attendees - £26+VAT (per event) - £31.20
Non-Commercial organisations charging a fee to delegates, such as a meeting attendance fee, are required to pay the administration fee of £26+VAT per event.
Non-Commercial/Charitable Organisations with no educational grant and no fee to attendees - No Charge