AHPRA is the governing body for all health professionals in Australia

There is no formal recognition process for Dental CPD Education providers in Australia. Practitioners must make their own choices around education based on CPD requirements. Requirements include but are not limited to the following:

1. Practitioners must:

  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of CPD activities over three years

  • 80% of the minimum 60 CPD hours must be clinically or scientifically based

  • Make a declaration of their compliance with CPD requirements at the time of annual renewal 

  • Maintain their own records detailing their CPD activities for audit purposes 

  • Produce evidence of their CPD activities when requested to do so by the Board

(Evidence will take the form of an electronic or paper-based logbook with details of the activities and the number of hours spent. The Board may ask for additional supporting information, such as certificates of attendance.)

2. When a person registers for the first time or has his or her registration restored after it has lapsed, the number of CPD hours to be completed will be calculated on a pro rata basis according to a formula published by the Board.

For more information on Dental CPD approval in Australia, visit: and download the Dental Guidelines on Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Professional Development Fact Sheet in PDF Format

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