Fellows may temporarily cease clinical practice and place their recertification on hold.  Fellows should communicate with RNZCUC (admin@rnzcuc.org.nz) prior to taking a break.

If your absence from the programme is for more than 6 months, we pause your CPD on ePortfolio, and inform MCNZ that you have suspended your recertification.  You should also inform MCNZ.  We arrange a pro-rata refund of membership funds paid for the year.

On your return, annual and triennial recertification requirements will be pro-rated at the discretion of the Board of Censors.

RNZCUC requirements for CPD during this absence are as follows:

1. Absence of up to 6 months

Carry on with the normal CPD cycle.

2. Absence of 6 months –  1 year

CPD can be halted for length of time absent then recommenced upon return.  Triennial recertification requirements will be adjusted.

3. Absence of 1 year – 3 years

Inform the Board of Censors before or early in the absence, and prior to planned return.

4. Absence of > 3 years

Inform the Board of Censors before or early in the absence, and prior to planned return.  The Board of Censors will develop an individual return to work programme, the cost of which may be borne by the member.

Members who are, in the opinion of the Board of Censors, significantly in arrears with CPD on taking a break from clinical practice may be subject to a Board of Censors review before recommencing. The review may stipulate requirements to be met before and / or after rejoining.