CREDIT POINT SYSTEM

OMSB CPD Program

Participation in CPD program will be linked to a credit point system. Credit points will be accumulated from each activity the participant attended or was involved in as speaker, moderator, facilitator or organizer. Depending on the specialty, all health care providers have a minimum set of credit point requirement based on a 3-year cycle to maintain their CPD as outlined in Table below from category I & II. 

Health Care Professionals

Number of CPD

credits/category/ year

Length of each cycle

Number of CPD credits/category/cycle

Minimum number of total CPD

credits/cycle

Physicians 

25 Category I

15 Category II

3 years

75  Category I

45  Category II

120

Dentists

25 Category I

15 Category II

3 years

75 Category I

45 Category II

120

Pharmacists

20 Category I

10 Category II

3 years

60 Category I

30 Category II

90

Nurses and Midwives

15 Category I

5 Category II

3 years

45 Category I

15 Category II

60

Allied Health Professionals

12 Category I

8 Category II

3 years

36 Category I

24 Category II

60

Technicians 

6 Category I

4 Category II

3 years

18 Category I

24 Category II

30



     

Allied health care professionals  include  assistant pharmacist, radiographers/ medical imaging, physiotherapist , occupational therapist, medical laboratory, dental hygienists/assistants, dietitians/nutritionists.

Technicians include optometrists, refractionists, audiometry, dietetics, orthotic/prosthetics and podiatrists.

Medical records personnel, IT technicians, engineers, medical orderlies, health administrators and finance personnel are not included within in the scope of OMSB CPD program.  However, the OMSB values the importance of maintaining their continuing professional development.