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Title: CPD Points System April 2012
Date: 05-Oct-2012
Category: Continuing Pharmacy Education

CPD Credit Point System for Pharmacists (revised MPS 2)
(Note: At this moment it is not necessary to submit any Proof of Attendance online. But you will need to keep such proof in your own file for the possibility of being requested for)



CPD Category


CPD Activity Description


Points per Activity


Criteria / Explanatory Notes


BPF CPD Committee Consensus (19/1/2012)


Verification Method


Maximum Points for Annual Consideration


Congress/Conference (Local/ international)



20 per conference

A conference should:

a. Be conducted not less than 3 full days, a full day being 5-8 hours.

b. Involve speakers of international standing.

c. Contain plenary lectures / symposia.

d. Allow presentation of free communication / poster, etc.

Can be given for conference activity not less than 2 days, provided that other criteria is fullfilled

Proof of attendance

(certificate or letter of participation)

Certified Copy of event tag.






Scientific Meetings of Chapters of Academy/ Universities/ Colleges/Association/Institutions/ Ministry of Health & others

a.     Less than 2 hours

b.     2-4 hours (1/2 day)

c.     5-8 hrs (full day)

d.     2 full days

e.     3 or more full days.









1 point


2 points


3 points

6 points

10 points


For presentation session in meetings, please claim under A4.


Proof of attendance

(certificate or letter of participation)












Workshops/ Courses/ Fellowships/ attachment etc.  (include hands-on & skills courses)

a.     Half day (2-4 hours)

b.     Full day (5-8 hours)

c.     2 full days

d.     3 or more full days

e.     Skills accredited structured courses by specific disciplines (e.g. ALS, PALS,  NRP, MTLS)

f.      Study Tour






4 points


6 points


10 points

15 points


20 points







5 points


For professional attachment, credit points are awarded to participants from outside the place of work, e.g. Tertiary Hospitals, University Hospitals.



For  training related  to work, including quality, IT, and management



Proof of attendance

(certificate or letter of participation)






CME sessions/ other professional activities e.g.

Topic seminar, Forum, Lectures, Journal Club, Formal Ward rounds (teaching rounds), Clinic attendance, Hospital clinical meeting, Video show, Video conferencing, Reflective Notes, Morbidity and mortality reviews, Epidemiological reviews




1 point/ topic


For ward rounds credit points are awarded to participants from outside own hospital/ establishment, e.g. Private practitioners, verified by the CPD Chairman of that institution.

For activities related  to work, including quality, IT, and management


A session should not be less than 1 hour


Includes CE presentation in meeting

Update 3rd Apr: Max 7 points per session / day

Proof from attendance records






Presentation at accredited meeting


- Plenary lecture/long paper (>45 min.) / Free paper / short paper


- Others lectures/ talks

e.g. Visiting lecture,

Hospital clinical meeting, CME sessions, Public meeting, Giving talk /public advice, Lectures to NGO/ radio or TV talk, Technical briefing/ update.






10 points




5 points




These credit points are in addition to full delegate attendance at congresses, scientific meetings or workshops. Otherwise only credit points for presentation are attainable.

Visiting lecture – Where one is officially invited to give a lecture at venue/ function away from one’s principal place of practice.


Poster presentations




Points given per activity

e.g. 5 points per  workshop

Points can be given for the same topic in different event


Certificate or Letter of appreciation for activity conducted









Publication of articles in journal/ chapters in book /reports


a.    Indexed/ Peer reviewed Journal (authors)

b.    Non-indexed journal (authors)

c.    Chapter in book - each chapter

d.   Reports e.g. Technical report, working papers, etc.






20 points



10 points


10 points


10 points


An indexed journal is one which has international standing and is listed in the Index Medicus or similar indexing system.




Maximum for writing chapters in a book is 20.

Published writing only.

Claim is based on publish date.

Verified presentation or publication in programme book, abstract book, proceedings or journal










Self-study/ Group study/ Distance learning e.g.

Reading scientific papers from indexed journals, Audio-visual, Organized group discussion under accredited co-coordinator



1 point/paper or




Documented evidence (with verification) needs to be produced e.g:


a)     Self study – Self administered MCQ

b)     Documented evidence in the form of synopsis/ evidence table


Each individual is personally responsible to source for and read relevant PTK materials.

Updated 3rd Apr: Max 7 points per session / day

Proof from CME provider or synopsis of article





CME Online

1 point/article or session


The CPD Board is ultimately responsible for accreditation of the providers.

Updated 3rd Apr: Max 7 points per session / day

Proof from CME-online provider




Post-basic courses


a.     1-2 weeks

b.     2-4 weeks

c.     >1-3 months

d.     >3-6 months

e.     >6 months – 1 yr





10 points

12 points

15 points

20 points

30 points

These should be:

a.    Conducted by relevant recognized authorities - local or international

b.    Verified by the CPD committee

c.    Points are given only once, upon completion of studies.

Includes PRP Training. Based on Full registration certificate.

Proof of post-basic or other diploma certificate





a.     Degree, Masters Programs, Postgraduate programmes 

b.     PhD/DrPH

c.     Advanced Diploma/Subspecialty training


50 points


50 points

50 points


Allowed to also get points from other categories / sections

Points claim upon completion of study

Officers on study leave must submit CPD record to their PTJ.

Points will only be given upon award of degree at convocation, or completion of study

Certificate or exam result 

Final transcript  is accepted only  for coursework programme






Involvement as committee or project member

a.    Quality Initiatives eg. KMK, Innovations, TQM, Accreditation, ISO, etc

b.    Research projects (as researcher/ collaborator)

c.    Training activities (as facilitator/ trainer)



5 points for involvement in each area


Involvement as committee or project member for Quality Initiative, research project and training activities.

Any appointment as committee members can be included


Letter of appreciation or appointment for activity






Member of Editorial Board

Referee/ reviewer (per article)

10 points

5 points


5 points

Pertaining to production of journals, special reports, bulletins, newsletters etc.

Includes translator (per article)

Documentation of position held from journal or editorial board, or Letter of appointment




Other supporting activities related to personal development and self-improvement:

Leadership, Management, IT, Organizing Committee/Secretariat, Innovation, Arts, music,

Languages, Teamwork, Member of professional body, etc


a.     Local level



b.     State level



c.     National level



d.     International level















2 points /activity


3 points /activity


5 points /activity


10 points /activity

These activities are not restricted to MOH functions e.g. involvement in PIBG may also be considered.






Documented evidence (with verification) needs to be produced)

Activities are not related to work

Spiritual/religious/ volunteer work/ family day

Memberships of PUSPANITA/ NGOs/ MPS



Certificate or Letter of appreciation/appointment for activity




Registered Members attending Professional Society Annual General Meeting

2 points

A valid membership registration & proof of attendance must be provided and verified








1.     Maximum points refers to maximum that will be accepted for each category, and will be taken into account for the annual CPD/PTK points (e.g. attending 3 conferences in one year will only result in a maximum of 20 points being awarded).


2.     For all activities, certificates of attendance, certified attendance lists, or other evidence for verification are required. (At the moment, it it not necessary to upload any such documents but you have to keep them in your own file with the possibility of being asked for)


3.     These activities are not entitled for CPD points


a.     Special Task (Enforcement)

b.     Meeting Secretariat

c.     Input for annual report

d.     Interview



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