CPD Application for Exemption
CPD Application for Exemption

Application for exemption

Fellows and CPD Customers may be considered for exemption from the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) under the following circumstances. Exemptions or variations are granted for a minimum of 6 months up to a maximum of one year for those who meet the following criteria: 

  • Bereavement of immediate family member
  • Extended family/personal leave
  • Health reasons
  • Extended absence from professional duties
  • Parental leave
  • Cultural leave
  • Other special circumstances

Exemptions or variations are granted on a case-by-case basis and if approved may lead to the minimum CPD requirements being adjusted for the applicable calendar year. An applicant may lodge a reconsideration of the CPD Committee decision via the lodgement of relevant documentation as per the College Reconsideration, Review and Appeals Policy. Please refer to the CPD Policy for more information.


If you wish to be considered for a CPD exemption for the current CPD year, please complete the online application below. Your information is treated as private and confidential. Please note documentation will need to be provided, such as a copy of a leave application or medical certificate.

If you wish to discuss your circumstances prior to applying, please contact us by emailing cpd@dermcoll.edu.au.

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