Online CPD can be useful during periods when a doctor can’t access their normal internal or external CPD activities.
Generally, credits are allocated by the online learning provider per completed module and can be claimed as Internal (up to 5 per PCS year) or External (up to 10 per PCS year). Where the provider doesn’t indicate the credits for the module, the general rule is 1 CPD credit per hour of learning activity.
Content on the following websites has been approved by the CPsychI for CPD:
If you wish to claim online learning activity for CPD, you should ensure you complete any tests at the end of a module and the print off your certificate for the module.
Other Online CPD websites: A great number of learning resources are available online, some of varying quality. Other medical education websites may meet the criteria for CPD - please contact the Professional Competence department of the College directly if you have any queries or suggestions.
Psychiatrists who engage in online learning which they feel fits the criteria for CPD, on sites other than the approved sites listed above, may claim CPD credits under the Personal CPD category (up to a maximum of 5 credits per year).
Pharma sponsored websites or sites carrying pharma advertising cannot be considered for CPD purpose, in line with the college's policy on pharmaceutical industry sponsorship.