STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO ADD YOUR CPD RECORD (VERSION 22 SEP 2015)
Login using the provided login name and password at the site www.mps.org.my/cpdonline
Go to My CPD Records
Scroll to the bottom of the page and "Add a CPD Record". The "Add a CPD" screen will appear and you will see a table to be filled in
Name of Activity: Click on "List of CPD Activities" to check if the program you are entering is listed
A calendar of activities will pop up. Go the date of the event and choose the activity. A new screen will show this activity details. If it is the correct one, click "Insert this CPD". The event will be inserted into our record
I f you activity is not listed, go to step 4.2
Check through this inserted record that the details are correct namely the Date, Total Hours, Category / Breakdown, and especially CPD Points. Update / amend if necessary
If all are correct, "Submit" (see more at step 5)
If your activity is not listed in the Calendar of activities, it does not mean it is not an approved item, as for example your activity which is specific for yourself or your place of work. For this case you have to enter manually
In the heading "Name of Activity" key in manually the appropriate Name
Most CPD program are organised as an event with a theme. In such cases please DO NOT Key in Topic by Topic or lecture by lecture - kindly key in the seminar name itself
Description of Activity : It is important to give a brief description eg "This is a training session which I conducted on .." or if you are doing a self-reading, give the title of journal, the paper, year, volume, and page number.
Date - to be fill in
Category: This is dropdown menu - choose the one that best fit your activity (A1 - A11, and B1- B3)
Go the "Breakdown" and choose appropriately
CPD Points : choose the appropriate number following the dropdown menu guide
Key in any remarks if there are any
Look through all your entries before "Submit" ( see more at Step 5)
Your entry will be display, and in the column "CPD Status" will show "Under Review"
NOTE: It takes about 2 weeks for the reviewer to verify and approved all CPD submission.
For your CPD records which you have submitted earlier, if the CPD Status show "Under Review" and there is a comment in the Remarks column (Verifier), please re-visit your record and respond in the Remarks column
IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE
UPDATING YEAR 2014 ACTIVITIES:
You will not see your year 2014 entry if you are updating it now (2015). This is because the default display for the CPD onLine is the current year, ie you will see 2015 activities. To view the year 2014 entry, click on the year at the top of the page and to view
If the activity covers a period time from 2014 till 2015, it will still be display in the 2014 page and not in 2015.
KINDLY DO NOT ENTER YOUR CPD RECORDS BEFORE THE EVENT.
It will not be approved but instead it will be place under a "Pending" CPD status. The Reviewers will not be responsible to search for these Pending cases when the event has finally taken place. They may be left unattended and will not be counted into your points.
THE SITE IS DEVELOPED FOR OPTIMAL USE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER.
Other browser may face login errors and that is much regretted for the inconvenience.
WHEN YOU EMAIL TO US:
In your feedback email please observe the following protocols:
Please enter your name and the topic in the Subject Matter of the email, eg "Adam - Points clarification".
In the email contents, include your full name and login name
This email is for use for CPD enquiries matter only related to yourself as in queries related to the CPD online Points Registration System, including appeal for reclassification of your CPD category.
ABOUT THE CPD PICK LIST (PUBLIC VIEW)
Please check the CPD activity in this list before you update your CPD records.
No login is require to view the list.
However the full features of this list can only be found when you login (member only). Among them:
You can have a calendar view of the activities
Search the activities using free text
Auto filling of the specific event to your personal record when chosen
Please note that the Pick List consists only of those activities that are reported to us by the organiser. It does not mean that those not reported are not approved. Practically all activities that contribute to continuing professional development are encouraged.
Some program are tailored for specific needs of the participants and may not be open for registration or may require a fee.
The Pick List not an open invitation for registration. Participation is sometimes by invitation, or by registration, or by payment of a fees or it may even be complimentary. In any event there is always a limit to the capacity for attendance due to logistics reasons (for example: size of seminar room, optimum number for effective communication as in a workshop).
Deleting of records / Amending of Records
There is a built-in measure to avoid any accidental deletion of records, that is it is not possible to delete any records once entered. However if the record is not yet approved by the Reviewer, you may amend it by editing it with a new record, ie you override with new data. Pending records that are not approved can thus be amended in this manner. Similarly records that have been accidentally entered or submitted twice, while not being able to be deleted, can be override by amending it with new data. Records that have been approved cannot be amended by user
Continuing Professional Development has been defined as the responsibility of individual pharmacists for systematic maintenance, development and broadening of knowledge, skill and attitudes, to ensure continuing competence as a professional, throughout their careers. The Society therefore recommends that each pharmacist perform this personal and professional responsibility in order to keep up to date to perform at the expected level. This process is continuous involving self-appraisal, personal plan, participation, action and evaluation.
This CPDonline has been developed to help pharmacists keep track of their participation in continuing education program which form part of the CPD achievement. To ensure compliance with the Ministry of Health of Malaysia CPD requirement, the grading system scoring schedule for continuing pharmacy education component provided by the CPD Committee of the Malaysian Pharmacy Board has been adopted for awarding of credit points.
Continuing Pharmacy Education Activities
News of interest to Pharmacy in Malaysia (courtesy of MPS)