The Federation Scheme is open to all post-training physicians, and is particularly useful for those in the UK.
Access to the CPD system is a benefit of membership for all Fellows, Collegiate Members, Affiliates and Associates of any of the Colleges in the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians. The Colleges have determined that all other registrants will be charged an annual registration fee of £130. The fee was introduced at the beginning of the 2004/2005 CPD year. It ensures everyone registered on the Federation system contributes towards its costs. This includes funding the routine administrative functions in your lead CPD office as well as ongoing development work on both CPD online diary and approvals systems, and it also covers the cost of auditing your CPD yearly credit totals.
If you are not any of the above and wish to become a member please contact the Membership Department of your Lead College:
The CPD year runs from 1st April until 31st March, and currently we are in the 2013/2014 CPD year. If you wish to register mid way through the year you can backdate your records to the beginning of that CPD year only. For all previous years you will need to keep your own CPD activity records.