In 2020, the Board relaxed requirements for CPD as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, the Board announced that it expected medical practitioners to resume CPD activities, given the importance of CPD to good medical practice and the fact that providers have adapted their programs to be COVID-safe.
When you renew your registration in 2021, we will ask whether you have met the CPD registration standard for the preceding registration period (1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021). If you have not met the standard because of the Board’s 2020 flexibility in relation to CPD, the Board will not take regulatory action.
If you perform exposure prone procedures, this year we will be asking you whether you have complied with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) guidelines: Australian national guidelines for the management of healthcare workers living with blood borne viruses and healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures at risk of exposure to blood borne viruses.
We do not need to know your test results. Only a yes or no declaration about your compliance with the CDNA guidelines.
In summary, the CDNA Guidelines require healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures to take reasonable steps to know their blood-borne virus (BBV) status and to be tested for BBVs at least once every three years. Healthcare workers who are living with a blood-borne virus and who perform exposure-prone procedures have additional requirements.
The renewal application form will include relevant definitions, information and links to resources to help you answer the questions.
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Watch this short video to learn how to renew your registration online.
The registration renewal date for medical practitioners with general, specialist or non-practising registration is 30 September. The registration renewal date for practitioners with limited or provisional registration is determined on a case by case basis.
The Board can grant up to 12 months registration. You can check your registration details and expiry date on the national register.
The online register is updated every day and is the safest and most up-to-date way for a practitioner or an employer to check someone's registration details. Paper registration certificates will no longer be mailed out, if needed, you can print a copy from the online portal, the same place you renew your registration. You can also access your tax invoice here.
Make sure your contact details provided to AHPRA, including email, are current as you will be sent reminders when your registration is due. Look for these reminders from AHPRA as confirmation that online renewal is open. After receiving your reminder, go to the AHPRA login page.
See fees for cost of annual renewal, including the late payment fee for renewal applications received during October.
If you do not renew your registration by 30 September, or within the one month late period, your name will be removed from the national register and your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law.
If you wish to keep practising and do not renew registration by 31 October you must submit a fast track application for registration. Fast track application forms are available on the Board website or by phoning the Customer Service Team on 1300 419 495 during November.
If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is processed and your registration details are updated on the national register.
Tips for renewing online