How to prepare for year-end

Important: Medical Council Maintenance of Professional Competence requirements for 2019-2020


As you are aware, it is a legal requirement to fulfil the Medical Council Maintenance of Professional Competence requirements each year.

Doctors who have not met the requirements by 30 April 2020 will be reported to the Medical Council.

When you go to renew your registration with the Medical Council in 2020 you will be asked to declare (by selecting Yes/No):

      1a.I am enrolled in a professional competence scheme in Ireland and have paid my Scheme enrolment fee for the scheme year 2020-2021
     1b.My Annual Statement of Participation as of May 2020 demonstrates that I am meeting my maintenance of professional competence requirements

The Medical Council will ask all Training Bodies for the registration numbers of all those who have not met the requirements for the 2019-2020 Professional Competence year.

Recording your Professional Competence requirements in your ePortfolio

Here's a checklist of what you need to record in your ePortfolio so that your Annual Statement will show that you met your Medical Council requirements for the year:

  • 1 Audit or Quality Improvement Project
  • 20 Credits in the External CPD Category
  • 20 Credits in the Internal CPD Category
  • 5 Credits in the Personal Learning CPD Category
  • 50 CPD credits recorded overall

How to prepare for year end

You do not need to add evidence to your ePortfolio to get an Annual Statement, but it is important that you collect your evidence and keep it in a safe place in case you are asked to present it at a later date.

Don't forget your Personal Learning

Do you need help?

Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence. Please note, at present the fastest way to contact this department is via email.

  • 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 call or email with your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do.
  • Contact Jennifer Noordman or Deirdre Donegan in our Professional Competence Department for any queries relating to your professional competence scheme or your application for CPD approval.
  • Alternatively, you might like to visit Professional Competence FAQs