Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

CPD approval

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

It is important to apply for CPD approval of events to the Irish postgraduate medical training body that best matches your audience.


A CPD certificate of attendance for an event or activity granted by one Irish postgraduate training body or faculty will be accepted by the other training bodies as evidence of a doctor's participation in that activity. You need only apply for CPD approval to one training body.

RCSI approves educational events which take place in Ireland and are organised specifically for the purposes of external CPD.

Typical activities in the external CPD category include:

  • Scientific meetings
  • Specialty relevant courses
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

To apply for CPD approval, please do the following:

Valid applications are usually processed within a 2-4 week timeframe and confirmation is then issued by email.


To apply please click here.

Should you require clarification or further information in respect of CPD approval please email your query to or telephone +353 (0) 1 402 2743.