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PCS Year End: 30th April 2021 - Upload Credits

As we now approach the end of the Professional Competence Scheme year 2020 – 2021, we recommend that you update your ePortfolio to ensure that your CPD activity is uploaded for the current year 1st May 2020 – 30th April 2021.   LOGIN to upload your CPD activity


You will be aware from previous circulations that the PCS requirements were adjusted to reflect the current situation in Ireland. Please see outlined below the PCS requirements for PCS Year 1st May 2020 – 30th April 2021.

  • All enrolled doctors are required to engage in and record a minimum of 25 CPD credits across any credit categories (external, internal, personal, research/teaching). CPD targets for each category will not apply for 2020/21.
  • Doctors are not required to record an audit for the 2020 2021 PCS year.
  • Doctors will need to confirm that they have met / not met these requirements when completing their annual Medical Council retention of registration in May/June 2021.
  • At the request of the Medical Council, RCSI will be conducting their annual verification process on the 2020 2021 PCS year. Doctors who are randomly selected for the process will receive notification in May/June 2021.

We wish to highlight that the PCS portal has not been updated / changed to reflect the above PCS interim requirements and therefore when you record the minimum requirement (25 cpd credits) for this current PCS year, your portfolio will indicate that you are ‘not on target’. However, please note that by recording 25 CPD credits you are ON TARGET with interim requirements for this PCS year.