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Continuing Professional Development
Data Protection and Certificate security

Data protection :

Personal data collected prior to users taking the quiz, is securely stored in an register of quiz takers which is maintained for security and verification purposes only.

The data cannot be accessed by third parties for advertising or any other purpose.


Certificate Security

A secure record is kept by of all Quiz takers and results.

Records are kept for a period of 5 years.

It is recommended that users :

- keep a printed paper copy or PDF copy of their Personalised Certificates of Completion in a safe place for a period of 5 years

- attach a copy of their certificates to their current CPD Portfolio

Users can Contact Us at to request a copy of the Personalised Certificate of Completion for any Quiz successfully completed in the previous 5 years.

The custodians of the user's Professional Competence Scheme (ICGP or RCPI in Ireland) may request proof that the user successfully completed a given Quiz in the previous 5 years.

Claiming CPD points in Ireland

Claiming CPD points

In Ireland, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) manage the process of approval for live educational events. Websites and enduring educational material, including online courses, are outside this process.

Doctors can self-determine whether or not to claim CPD for engaging in an online educational activity, so the site and associated promotion material simply needs to state that the activity attracts X number of CPD credits.

Doctors should ensure a balance between CPD credits garnered from online learning and from attending live educational events

CPD Type claimable:

  • Personal : eLearning if you completed the activity on your own

  • Internal : Practice Based Meeting if presented and discussed at a practice meeting

  • External : CME Small Group Meeting if presented and discussed at a regional CME meeting

  • External : Examination if submitted with certificate proving successful online completion of assessment

  • Research/Teaching : Undergraduate Teaching if presented and discussed with a GP trainee

Professional Competence Schemes in Ireland

If you are registered on the Supervised, General or Specialist Division of the Irish Medical Council  Register, you are required to be enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme. You must be enrolled in order to demonstrate you are actively maintaining your Professional Competence in a manner recognised by the Irish Medical Council.

When you apply to retain your registration with the Irish Medical Council, you are required to declare the name of your Professional Competence Scheme and the date you enrolled, or renewed your enrolment, on that scheme.  Failure to make this declaration will place your continuing registration at risk.

GPs in Ireland may register into a Professional Competence Scheme.either with the Irish College of General Practitioners, or with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

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