What you need to know about ePortfolio for Professional Competence

  • Log in to www.rcpi.ie and click on the button entitled New ePortfolio
  • If you are using your own personal device select ‘Trust device’
  • Review your Dashboard and check all details
  • Use the Create button to start recording

All courses and events booked through our course booking website will be automatically uploaded to your ePortfolio with the correct CPD credits. This will be done within two weeks of attendance.

This means that from July 2019, you no longer need to upload a certificate to your ePortfolio as proof of attendance at an RCPI course or event.  We will notify you every time your activities are added

We are working towards automatic recording of all RCPI activities, not just attendance at courses/events, and we will keep you updated on progress in this area.


All data entered since 2013-2014 has been transferred from the old ePortfolio, and you will see these records in your new ePortfolio


To record your plan:

  • Click “Create a new event”
  • Choose “Add a Personal Development Plan”
    • “Date Occurred on” is the start date for your plan
    • “End Date” is the end date for your plan
  • Pick the Professional Competence Year you are planning for
  • Use the form fields to create a plan that suits your needs
  • Don’t forget to complete our learning needs survey
  • Click "Submit"

To claim your CPD Credit:

  • Click “Create a new event”
  • Choose “CPD”
    • “Date Occurred on” is the start date for your CPD claim
    • “End Date” is the end date for your CPD claim
  • In the "CPD Categories" list, pick "Internal (Practice Evaluation and Development)"
  • In the "Location" field, enter "Personal Development Plan"
  • Add 5 Internal CPD Credits
  • Choose the Domain that best suits you
  • Click "Submit"

CPD credit for External, Internal and Personal Learning activities is calculated as 1 learning hour = 1 CPD credit.   

You should claim credit for the number of hours you spent engaged in the activity. It is acceptable to round the number of credits up to a whole number where the duration of the activity is half an hour or more.

Research or Teaching: Desirable: 2 credits per year
Postgraduate teaching, postgraduate examining, research, analysis of learning needs and planning professional development can also generate credits. It is not necessary to apply to a training body for approval of research or teaching activities.
5 CPD credits can be claimed in this category for the first time only preparation and delivery of a lecture, poster, presentation etc. In particular instances, teaching and assessment of undergraduate students may have value in terms of professional development and credits can be assigned to such activities where learning and impact on practice can be demonstrated by entering some reflection on the learning you gained through engaging in this activity.


The total number of credits and number of audits you record will be counted on your Annual Statement participation based on the "Date Occured On" and "End Date" that you enter in your ePortfolio forms. If you have an absence from practice that is eligible for an annual statement annotation, this will also be affected by the start and end dates of your absence.

For this reason, we recommend that you always check the dates before you click the "Submit" button.

Read:  How to enter dates correctly

ePortfolio for Professional Competence - User Guide

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Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9700 and press 2

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 by logging in to our support desk here

  • 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