Physiotherapy Board recertification programme survey 2018
The Physiotherapy Board (the Board) is the regulatory body for Physiotherapists, established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). Its purpose is to set standards, monitor and promote competence, continuing professional development (CPD) and proper conduct for the practice of physiotherapy in the interests of public health and safety.
Ongoing competence and CPD are monitored via the Board's recertification programme. This is a trust based programme whereby physiotherapists maintain their own professional development portfolio and log at least 100 CPD hours over three years. At the time of annual practising certificate (APC) renewal, physiotherapists must make a declaration that they have complied with the CPD requirements.
Each year 5% of APC holders are randomly selected for an audit of their Professional Development Plan for the three year review period. This includes their logged CPD, five pieces of supporting evidence for selected CPD, evidence of a professional peer review, and three reflective statements pertaining to ethics, cultural competence and professional practice.
The Board is reviewing the recertification programme and the first step in this process is to find out your thoughts on the pros and cons of the current programme.
We are also interested in your thoughts and ideas about how we could change and improve the recertification programme.