CPD activities need to be relevant to the Addiction Intervention Competency Framework (2011), or best practice based on emerging evidence.

Each CPD activity is allocated points. Provisional and Registered Addiction Practitioners are required to complete CPD activities worth 100 points annually, and Associate Practitioners and Support Workers must earn 75 points annually.

There are four different categories of CPD activities.

You must earn points from more than one category, unless you are undertaking activities from Category 2: Formal Training and Education, which can make up your full points allocation. The four categories are:

Work-based professional development

This category includes activities you normally complete at your workplace, such as attending education sessions and providing clinical supervision.

Training and education

This category includes formal study, and attending workshops, conferences and live webinars.

Self-directed learning

This category includes activities you normally complete individually, such as writing a reflective practice journal or watching an educational video.

Professional activity for the sector

This category includes presenting at conferences, teaching or participating in research.

From 1 January 2024, you will no longer be required to submit a completed CPD log with your renewal documents. However, we will be auditing 15% of renewals each year.

Continuing professional development auditing process

It is essential that you keep a log of your CPD activities and evidence throughout the year. It is part of your obligation as a registered practitioner and endorsed support worker to complete CPD and to keep an accurate record of this for audit purposes.

If you are audited, you will be required to submit a completed dapaanz CPD log and evidence of activities withing two working weeks of receiving notice of the audit. The audit must be completed before your membership renewal can be processed.

CPD is a fundamental component of registration renewal and ensures continued excellence in addiction practice. It is now over 20 years since dapaanz was established to steward the professionalisation of Aotearoa’s addiction sector with the development of addiction sector competencies, a qualifications framework, Code of Ethics and a practitioner registration process. This has resulted in a highly-esteemed allied health profession whose registration is gazetted into legislation.

A robust and rigorous CPD programme is crucial to the ongoing credibility and reputation of dapaanz registration.

If you have any questions about CPD (including whether an activity meets dapaanz requirements), feel free to get in touch with the team.

Download our CPD log to keep note of all your CPD activity as you complete it throughout the year.