Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME opportunities 

This document contains a list of CME approved events.  You can ask for a course or event not listed here to be approved for CME by contacting – please provide as many details as possible to speed the approvals process.  CME providers can ask for their event to be endorsed and promoted – visit this page on the website.

Claiming points

Unless otherwise stated, claim 1 point per hour for content that is directly related to urgent care, up to a maximum of:

  • 6 points for a full day event
  • 4 points for a half-day event
  • 3 points for an evening event.

When to claim

Some items cannot be claimed when completed as part of the training programme, or otherwise-required CPD.  Table 1 lists the activities that count as CME only when completed in addition to compulsory requirements1.  Table 2 lists activities that do not have that restriction.


Table 1 – Item that can be claimed as CME when completed beyond compulsory requirements1

Item Maximum points claimable per item Maximum points claimable per triennium
Educational courses, workshops, conferences 30
Being formally examined in UC practical skills 15
Being examined in UC skills in overlapping speciality 5 per exam 15
Resuscitation courses and workshops 40
University papers 10 per paper 30
Clinical audit 10 per audit 30
Peer review group attendance 20


1.  Fellows and registrars cannot claim for items completed as part of CPD requirements stipulated elsewhere.  Registrars cannot claim for online UCC completion, attendance at UCPEX, specialist clinics, or courses and university papers they are required to complete as part of the training programme.


Table 2 – Items that can be claimed as CME, whether completed as part of the training programme or not

Item Maximum points claimable per item Maximum points claimable per triennium
Research and publication (including Medical Literature Project) 30
Teaching 20
Supervising/mentoring 20
Examining at formal examination 5 per exam 20
Assessor/reviewer for MCNZ, RNZCUC, or college-approved body 5 per case 20
Auditing a facility 20
Audit reviewing (marking) 20
Expert witness 10
Presentation at scientific meeting 20
Clinical audit development 20
RNZCUC committee meetings relating to urgent care education 5 per meeting 20
Journal or text reading 1 per text / chapter 10
Self-directed learning, including online CME, reading HDC opinions, etc 10 per annum 30
Training in developing technology (eg POCUS, health informatics) 40
Undergoing or completing a clinical practice visit (CPV) 20



Additional information

Use ePortfolio to maintain a record of your CME activities.  Remember to load supporting documentation. We recommend keeping a copy safe.

Educational Conferences, Courses and Workshops:

Automatically approved are:-

  • Training programme course components completed beyond compulsory requirements
  • Goodfellow Unit courses
  • Clinic CME Courses
  • Hospital CME programmes
  • The urgent care content of approved conferences.


Original research or journal review conducted for the purpose of publication.


Urgent care teaching and any ancillary work before or after the teaching session.

Supervising or mentoring

Organised mentoring or supervision, such as supervisor / registrar meetings, but excludes day-to-day conferring on patient care.

Self-directed learning programmes

RNZCUC approved online providers include, and ‘emrap’; please let RNZCUC know if you would like another provider to be considered.

Journal or article reading

Reading academic articles or texts related to urgent care for personal development, preparation for presentations or lectures to peers or students.

Assessor/reviewer for MCNZ or similar

Includes assessments of other doctors performed for the MCNZ, RNZCUC, HDC or like bodies.

Clinical Audit development or review

Includes preparation or review of a clinical audit such as a formal audit for RNZCUC or for the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Clinical and Committee Meetings

This includes clinical and committee meeting time relevant to urgent care and having an educational content, such as developing management guidelines or educational policy in urgent care.

Additional activities

For approval of an urgent care CME activity not covered above, please contact the Director of Professional Development or Director of Clinical Training.