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Professional Competence

Guidelines and Resources


Your Guide to Professional Competence

To practice in Ireland, doctors must be registered with the Irish Medical Council and be enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is also how doctors update their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. This section will guide you through the various Professional Competence components and requirements.

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Contact Us

We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence. The fastest way to contact this department is by logging in to our support desk.

  • If you need help with your ePortfolio, we can arrange a convenient time to work with you to ensure your records are up to date.
  • If you need advice on how to apply for CPD approval for your event submit your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do.
  • Contact the Professional Competence Team at If you would like a callback, please let us know the best time and phone number to call you. .
  • Alternatively, you might like to visit our Professional Competence FAQs