With the introduction of revalidation at the end of 2012, the Faculty will be moving its CPD year to bring it into line with the cycle it plans to use for revalidation. This will also help to facilitate the introduction of the CPD on-line diary.
The CPD year will no longer run on calendar years, instead it will run from 1 April to 31 March of each year. To implement this change, the current 2012 CPD year will run from 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2013.
CPD returns for this extended CPD year (01/01/2012 – 31/03/2012) must be received by 30 June 2013 to avoid the fee for late submissions. Recommended credits for this extended CPD year should be calculated on a pro-rata basis; the recommended minimum CPD credits for the year will become 62½ CPD points.
For the first two years only we will continue to take paper CPD returns from those who do not wish to change immediately. The deadline for the submission of paper returns in both years will be 30 June.
More information on revalidation and the CPD e-system will be made available in due course, however should you have any queries about this amendment to the current CPD year please send your query to CPD@fom.ac.uk.