HOW MANY CPD POINTS DO I NEED TO RENEW MY PIN?
The Council is required by law to determine and facilitate the organization of CPD programmes to enable Allied Health Professionals attend and update their skills.
All professionals must show evidence of a minimum of 20 CPD points before they are allowed to renew their PINs for the year depending on the following levels
• Degree and Above – a minimum of 20 points
• Diploma – a minimum 15 points
• Certificates- a minimum of 10 points
The Council does not organise CPD programmes. However, it reviews, accredits CPD programmes and awards the respective points for the accredited organization. This is done to ensure quality control. Training/organization can partner the Council in the organization of a CPD programme on an acceptable term.
HOW DO I GET CPD ACCREDITATION?
Institutions or organizations seeking to organize Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes must officially notify Council for authorization. The following document must accompany the request:
- Business Registration Certificates
- Company Profile
- CVs of Proposed CPD facilitators
- Source of Funding
Accredited institutions after securing authorization will be required to submit the programme they intend to organize to the Council for CPD programme accreditation. The Programme should be structured according to the CPD programme guideline.
Accredited Institution/organization that intend to organize online CPD programmes must also satisfy the CPD online programme guideline.
Accredited Institutions/Organizations will be notified of the approval of their programmes and the number of points awarded. Kindly check the fee schedule for the CPD accreditation.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR A CPD WAIVER?
The CPD requirement for renewal of PIN may be waived on the following grounds:
- On medical grounds
- Professionals under training
- Professionals outside the Country where CPD is not available
Professionals in this category are to officially request the waiver and attach the necessary documentation for review.
They will however be required to pay for the renewal of their PINs.
GETTING VERIFIED BY THE COUNCIL
All requests for credential verification of Allied Health Professionals should be addressed to the Registrar via email at email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the following:
- Name of professional
- Professional’s registration PIN
- Programme of study
- Scan copy of License
WHICH INSTITUTIONS ARE ACCREDITED BY THE COUNCIL?
Kindly download the list of institutions that have been accredited and duly recognized by the Allied Health Professions Council.
The general public is informed that Council does not register the products of institutions it has not accredited.