Program Accreditation

Continuing professional development (CPD)

  • All practising obstetricians and gynaecologists in Australia and New Zealand participate in the RANZCOG‘s innovative continuing professional development ( CPD ) program, incorporating the practice review and clinical risk management (PR&CRM ) program.


  • The RANZCOG continuing professional development (CPD) program is designed to facilitate three endeavours: training, continuing education and review. Practitioners’ regular review of practice is followed up by setting priorities for change, and acting in order to effect these changes. The rewards are in the satisfaction and energy that come with new achievements.
  • The program offers Fellows guidance in planning education pathways and clinical practice improvement that are best suited to their own professional needs and interests.
  • In 1986, RANZCOG Fellowship became linked to a mandatory program of continuing education and recertification. The New Three year Continuing Education Program was approved by Fellows of the College on 3 March 1999. Fellows must obtain 150 points over the three-year cycle of this program.

Practice Review and Clinical Risk Management (PR&CRM)

  • Practice Review includes clinical audit and quality assurance activities aimed at improving one’s own practice
  • Clinical risk management refers to measures to improve safe practice and/or minimise clinical harm