A professional portfolio template is available here which meets the minimum requirements for APC renewal by CPRB. A portfolio is the property and responsibility of it's owner, and may be organised differently or contain more than the following elements. The portfolio can be kept as a hard copy paper format, saved electronically in folders, or in purpose designed portfolio applications (e.g. Mahara), according to personal preference. However it is kept, it must be made available on request to CPRB. The elements of this portfolio are:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Professional Declarations
3. Professional Society Memberships
4. Annual Practicing Certificates
5. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activities
In consultation with the professional societies, CPRB advises that beginning July 15th 2017, the method of demonstrating continuing professional development activities (CPD) has changed. The CPD points system, and the Renal Recertification Booklet are no longer in use. They have been replaced with a learning outcome record, whereby registrants briefly reflect on the learning that occurred and demonstrate the learning outcome of the CPD activities they engage in. A one page summary describing the type of activity, date, and learning outcome should be kept for CPD activities where relevant learning occurred.
CPRB has mandated a minimum level of learning activities in order for continuing issuance of an APC, however we encourage registrants to engage in reflective learning as often as possible. Learning should be directly related to your scope of practice. If you are registered in 2 or more scopes of practice, CPD should be undertaken over both scopes. CPD should also be appropriate for your level of experience in it's relevance and complexity.
The minimum requirements are:
Transition to new Portfolio - guidelines
New APC holders: Download the portfolio template and begin organizing your documents into the suggested format.
Existing APC holders: Download the portfolio template. Documents such as your CV, declarations, APCs, can be easily re-filed into the portfolio sections. CPD activities up until July 2017 under the points system can be filed in their existing format - you are not required to complete additional CPD forms for these. From July 2017 on wards, complete a CPD learning outcome form for any activities where learning occurred, as per the activities table.
Renal 3 yearly re-certification: Download the portfolio template. Documents such as your CV, declarations, APCs, can be easily re-filed into the portfolio sections. CPD activities up until July 2017 from your Renal re-certification booklet can be filed in their existing format - you are not required to complete additional CPD forms for these. From July 2017 on wards, complete a CPD learning outcome form for any activities where learning occurred, as per the activities table. You will continue to receive 3 yearly reminders to submit your Portfolio (which replaces the NZBDP booklet from July 15th 2017 onwards)
APC holders enrolled in post-graduate development: the same minimum number of CPD learning forms is required (18 over 3 years). You can include learning from the structured course you are enrolled in which has particular relevance to your practice as a Physiologist. As learning from structured courses is only one type of CPD activity (Group B), you will also need to provide evidences of workplace learning and self-directed learning (Group A and C).