What is CPD?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) consists of profession related learning activities that serve to develop, sustain or enhance the knowledge, skills and professional performance of a registered radiographer/radiation therapist.
It is compulsory for all radiographers/radiation therapists to engage in CPD activities to ensure that they maintain high standards of practice and to keep abreast of new developments in the respective areas.
The objectives of CPD are:
CPD and registration
Although participation in CPD activities is currently voluntary, the Ministry of Health Allied Health Professions Council has stated that “mandatory CPD would be implemented in the future as part of the requirements for the renewal of an allied health professional’s practising certificate”
The society would like to encourage all our members to engage in CPD in order to ensure the provision of all radiological and therapeutic services are up-to-date. It is our professional responsibility to ensure patient’s safety.
CPD Credit System
The society defines a CPD cycle as a 2 year-period, which will begin in 1st April each year and ends on 31st March of the second year. Members are encouraged to attain a minimum of 24 CPD credits over this 2-year CPD cycle.
Members may undertake any of the seven categories of CPD activities listed by the society (see SSR approved CPD listing -- https://www.ssr.org.sg/points-listing). Any activity that does not fall into any of the seven categories will be reviewed by the society academic committee on a case by case basis.
Clinical institutions are welcome to apply for validation of their in-house activities/programmes for the award of CPD credits. Please click on this link (https://www.ssr.org.sg/apply-points) for more details.