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MyCPD

In April 2011, the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) made it mandatory for veterinarians to engage in CPD activity to meet new registration requirements. The current framework requires that you: 

  • Develop a CPD plan 
  • Complete and record the activities applicable to your plan 
  • Review your CPD plan 

 As part of your NZVA membership, we've made keeping track of your CPD activity easy. 

With MyCPD, you can: 

  • Create a CPD record based on your learning objectives 
  • Record all CPD activities you do with the NZVA and external providers 
  • Share your CPD plans with colleagues and mentors 
  • Access, print or email your CPD record whenever you like (perfect for when VCNZ asks for your CPD record or when you're applying for jobs!) 

If you have any questions about MyCPD, please email cpd@vets.org.nz

New MyCPD portal

In December 2022, we launched a new MyCPD portal to make it even easier for you to create, review and share your records.

You can access the new portal using the same login as you use for the NZVA website.

Any CPD records created before 15 December 2022 will be available on the previous website until 31 March 2023. If you would like to keep these records, you will need to download and transfer them to the new website before this date. 


Open MyCPD

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Access to MyCPD is only available to NZVA members. If your NZVA membership has lapsed, then access will be revoked. If you're a current NZVA member and still can't see the link, please email cpd@vets.org.nz for assistance.

The Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) recommends you spend at least 20 hours doing CPD activities each year. For more information, check out the VCNZ CPD webpage.

In 2021, the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) updated their CPD requirements.

Under the previous system, veterinarians had to accumulate 60 points of CPD activities over a three-year period. Some activity types had a capped number of points available and some activities were worth more points than others. 

Points were accumulated by completing activities within three categories: 

  • Continuing veterinary education 
  • Collegial activity 
  • Self-directed learning 

The new requirement is less formulaic. It requires that you: 

  • Develop a CPD plan to meet a learning need you have identified  
  • Complete and record the activities applicable to your plan 
  • Review your CPD plan 

For more information, check out the VCNZ CPD webpage. 

Please email cpd@vets.org.nz for help with MyCPD.