The Clinical Physiologists Registration Board (CPRB) is the registration board set up for clinical physiologists employed in New Zealand. If the professional society that a person belongs to is represented by the CPRB then that person can apply for registration with the CPRB. (click here to see professional societies Links ) Currently registration with the CPRB is voluntary. Notwithstanding the voluntary nature of registration with the CPRB, the registration process is set up to meet the standards and requirements of the Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act (2003)
Registration is awarded to a clinical physiologist when the CPRB is satisfied that the applicant meets specific competencies for a professional Scope of Practice.
When Registration is awarded the member's name is listed on the public Register of Clinical Physiologists. Their name will be listed on the Public Register of Clinical Physiologists indefinitely, and may only be removed upon receipt of formal notification of resignation or CPRB formal process to do so.
Only those on the Register can be issued Annual Practicing Certificates.
An Annual Practicing Certificate should be maintained by all registrants in all relevant Scopes of Practice. Through the APC process professionals show their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as adequate to maintain their level of competency to practice.
As of 2018 all physiologists registered with the CPRB are required to maintain an Annual Practicing Certificate with the CPRB, dependent on the requirements of their employer.
Registration and Scopes of Practice
Professional registration is an assurance for patients and employers that Physiologists have achieved a high standard personal and professional conduct. Professional registration uses competency standards and guidelines to achieve, maintain and improve practice.