CPD Accreditation

Providing a quality mark for surgical education

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events provide learning opportunities which play a key part in surgeons' revalidation.

The CPD events accredited by the RCS include: conferences, training events, career updating, masterclasses and case conferences for surgeons and allied professionals


We want to ensure these activities provide a high quality learning experience for those who participate. We do this through the process of accreditation, verifying the quality of the educational event and checking participants' comments and level of satisfaction.

We offer CPD event providers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Review by leading surgeons and recommendations on quality enhancement
  • The award of CPD points
  • Use of the strap line ‘Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to x number of CPD points’
  • Listing on the RCS website and / or Accreditation Portal and in the RCS publication The Bulletin
  • Advertising discount

Apply now

In order to apply for your activity to be accredited for the purposes of CPD, please select the link below:

Apply for Accreditation

Applying for online activities

Please complete and return this form to qa@rcseng.ac.uk if you are applying for accreditation of an online CPD surgical education activity.