CPD REQUIREMENTS

The period for accumulating CPD points commences on 1 April each year and ends on 31 March the following year (CPD Period).  Points may not be carried over into the next CPD year. All practitioners are required to obtain 10 CPD points per CPD period unless the certificate is granted after 1 July when Rule 13B (1) of LPAR 2015 relating to pro rata accrual applies.

The LPAR 2015 Rules establish 4 competency areas:
 
  • Competency Area 1 - Practice Management  
  • Competency Area 2 - Professional Skills  
  • Competency Area 3 -  Ethics/ Professional Responsibility  
  • Competency Area 4 - Substantive Law

Guidelines for topics that may be applicable to these competency areas are available.

All practitioners are required to obtain a minimum of 1 CPD point from each competency area. If a practitioner requires a reduced number of points, due to a pro rata deduction or a variation granted by the Board, with at least one point from each of the competency areas.

Points may be gained by participation in an approved CPD Activity.

An approved activity may be:
  1. An activity undertaken with an approved Quality Assured (QA) Provider
  2. An approved activity by a Non QA Provider
  3. An activity undertaken by an individual for which approval has been sought and given. Fees apply
The rate at which CPD points may be obtained, and the maximum number of points that can be obtained, for different CPD activities are indicated in the following table:

 
Activity Type
 
CPD Points Maximum Points
  1. 1. Interactive Activity:
As participant 0.5 points for each complete 30 minutes Maximum of 6 points per single activity
Presenter who prepares the material used in the activity 1.5 points for each complete 30 minutes Maximum of 6 points per single activity
Presenter who presents material prepared by some one else 1 point for each completed 30 minutes Maximum of 6 points per single activity
As commentator 1 point for each complete 30 minutes Maximum of 6 points per single activity
As chair 0.5 points for each complete 30 minutes Maximum of 6 points per single activity
  1. Publication Activity
As writer
(Including practitioner who prepares a presentation but does not give the said presentation)
0.5 points for each complete 500 words Maximum of 5 points per CPD period
 
(Cannot claim double points for writing and presenting the same paper)
As editor, as an alternative to previous item 1 point per edition Maximum of 5 editions
  1. Electronic activity that is not an interactive activity or a publication activity
As a participant 1 point for each complete 60 minutes Maximum of 4 points for a conference, course or other event comprising one or more approved CPD activities. (that is the activity should be from an approved QA Provider or one that has been approved by the Board)


CPD points may be claimed for period of either a full hour or a half hour.  Lesser periods are rounded down to the nearest half hour. For example:
 
45 mins 0.5 CPD Point
60 mins 1 CPD point
80 mins 1 CPD Point
90 mins 1.5 CPD Points
110 mins 1.5 CPD Points
120 mins 2 CPD points

 
Points may not be claimed for committee work or Board membership.