Changes to CPD Credit Requirements - June 2013
Changes to the CPD program are scheduled for implementation on 1st July. Credit requirements will change as of this date. Members who are currently registered in a CPD cycle need to ensure that all current credits are lodged before the rollover using the current CPD guide and credit framework in the member’s area. Please note that credits attained under this current system will not be able to be lodged once the rollover has occurred.
For participants who are enrolled in Cycle 20, your cycle commenced on 1st January 2011 and concludes on 31st December 2013. Please find your CPD credit requirements outlined in the diagram below.
For those in CPD cycles following this, you are required to lodge 31 credits in 2013 and 50 credits for each year following from 2014. For more information, please review the ASMMIRT CPD presentation and other educational resources - available online here.
An educational webinar on the new look portal for members and non-member CPD participants will be delivered on Wednesday 26th June at 12.30pm EST for approximately 1 hour. Recordings of this webinar will be available in the members' area post-event. To register for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details.
Please email through any queries you have relating to this webinar to email@example.com.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
CPD/VSoA Triennium Renewals - Cycles Ending 31 December 2012 (New).
For those members who have met the CPD requirements for the most recently expired CPD cycle (ending 31/12/2012) and have not been selected for audit, we wish to advise that your Validated Statement of Accreditation (VSoA) has been renewed for the new triennium, commencing on 1 January 2013.
Database records have been updated and CPD activities can now be lodged in the new CPD triennium cycle (22) via the secure online CPD lodgement portal at the following address: https://member.air.asn.au/ with your usual login credentials.
An electronic copy of the Validated Statement of Accreditation is now available via the secure login portal, under the CPD section – “Online VSoA”. Paper copies of your revalidated accreditation certificate will not be posted by default, however the most current certificate will always be available electronically via your secure login.
If a paper copy of your current accreditation certificate is required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a certificate will be posted out to you. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to email Patricia Fanning at email@example.com or alternatively via telephone on 03 9419 3336.
CPD Audit - Cycle 19, 20 & 21
Audit letters have been sent to 10% of CPD participants in Cycle 19, 20 and 21. Those who have not been sent an audit letter will have their Validated Statement of Accreditation rolled over, if they have met all the CPD requirements. This will occur approximately late January or early February. When this roll over occurs, a new cycle will appear in the members area, and CPD credits can then be lodged for the 2013 year.
Electronic statements can be found in the members area. Hardcopy certificates will no longer be posted out unless requested. If you wish to obtain a hardcopy please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
UPDATE NOTICE TO MEMBERS AND CPD-PARTICIPANTS (JULY 2012)
MRPBA - Assessment of AIR CPD Program
At its meeting of 22 May 2012 the Board (MRPBA) considered the submission and determined that the AIR's CPD Program meets the Board's requirements. The Board has therefore approved the AIR's CPD Program.
The CPD Program (revision as released in June 2011) is currently being reviewed by participants in the CPD pilot Programme. Feedback from this pilot will be circulated as we transition through this new program and further information is released to all CPD participants
Please click here to view the presentation delivered at the Sydney ASMMIRT regarding changes to the AIR CPD Program and the pilot program.
Until the program changes, please continue with the present scheme of accrual of 12 credits per annum / 36 credits per triennium.
For members who have utilised the previous and also current credit framework as available for lodgement in the system, all credits will remain in your records.
The original credit recognition framework has been reinstated to record at the rate of CATEGORY A credits at 1 credit per hour, or as stipulated in the CPD Guide and on the logo of meeting/seminar/workshop/conference attended.
All CATEGORY B credits are accrued at 0.5 credits per hour.
The Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program commenced in 1999. CPD helps to benefit practitioners, their patients and the public through a better educated, better trained and more proficient workforce.
Participants can claim CPD credits for a vast array of activities; from more formal programs such as conference attendance, workshop participation or the completion of further education; to informal CPD activities such as self directed learning and critical reflection about clinical experiences.
Enrolment in the CPD program is provided as a component of membership of the AIR; other MRS practitioners may also participate through either the corporate sponsorship program or non-member enrolment.
It is the firm belief of the AIR that active participation in CPD by Medical Radiation Science practitioners benefits the participant as well as their patients and the wider community.
Guide to CPD Online
Please click on the following link to access a tutorial on how to lodge credits in the online CPD portal.