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Recertification Audit

Competence and Recertification Audit

Recertification Programme – CPD

Thank you to those who have engaged with the Board and asked questions about the new recertification process. We have updated our recertification programme forms and templates providing more guidance answering some of the more commonly asked questions. Links to the required templates can be found at our audit resource centre. The recertification programme will still run with the practising year – i.e., the next audit will cover the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021 so you will need to confirm that you have completed 100 hours of CPD between these dates if you have held an APC for the entire three years – if not, your required CPD hours will be pro-rated to reflect the period during which you held an APC. The differences between the previous and current process are detailed in the table below.


The next audit will involve a transition from the old to the new process, but you will need to complete a few items by 31 March 2021. If you hold a current APC, please complete the following items by 31st March 2021:

On 1 July 2021, the audit selection will take place – we will audit 5% of APC holders. If you are selected for audit, you will need to provide:

  • 3 reflective statements (new process)
  • Peer review (new process)
  • Professional Development Plan (new process)
  • Information about your work history (template provided)

You will also need to confirm that you have completed 100 hours of CPD between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2021 (required CPD hours will be pro-rated if you have not held an APC for the entire three-year period).

ITEM Previous Recertification Audit Current (from 2021 Recertification Audit)
Work History Required Required
Logbook of 100 hours of CPD over a three year period, categorised by Work Based, Formal, Self-Directed and Professional learning. Required You are still required to complete and record 100 hours of CPD over a three year period (some activities are still capped at 20 hours).
It is not a mandatory requirement to provide a copy of your logbook, however you need to retain this as it may be requested.
Your CPD can now be specific to your identified learning goals, rather than categorised across the four areas.
Five pieces of evidence across the four learning categories Required This is not a mandatory requirement, however you need to keep your evidence for a minimum of three years as it may be requested as part of the audit.
Three Reflective Statements Required:

  • Ethical
  • Cultural
  • Area of practice

  • One specific to Māori Culture
  • A further two from:
    • Cultural
    • Ethical
    • Professional (relevant to your area of practice).
Peer review Required Required annually – the Reviewer in a clinical context must be a registered physiotherapist with a current APC, in a non-clinical context the Reviewer should be a professional peer.
Annual Professional Development Plan Not required Required – please commence this in early 2021 by setting your learning needs and indicating how you will achieve this.