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Close down of old CPD ePortfolio

Details and timeline for closing the old CPD ePortfolio

After 31 August 2021, you will no longer be able to use the old CPD ePortfolio.

The old ePortfolio will remain available in read-only form until 31 December 2021.

From 1 January 2022 the old CPD ePortfolio will no longer be available.

In the meantime, the suppliers of the old CPD ePortfolio are developing a new mechanism so that you can download an archive of your old CPD data for safekeeping. We will keep you up to date with this development.

The old CPD ePortfolio is managed by an external supplier and it will not be possible for the College to hold the old CPD data indefinitely. It’s important that you download your old data by 31 December 2021 at the latest as it will be deleted.

 

Timeline for close down of the old CPD ePortfolio

31 August 2021

This will be the last day when you can add entries in your old CPD ePortfolio.

1 September  – 31 December 2021

During this period, the old CPD ePortfolio will be available in read-only form.  You will continue to be able to download the archive of your old CPD data for safekeeping, but you will no longer be able to add new entries in the old ePortfolio.

1 January 2022

The old CPD ePortfolio will no longer be available and the old CPD data will be deleted.

 

FAQs

I have participated in CPD for many years, what happens to my old data?

The College is developing a new mechanism so that you can download the archive of your old CPD data for safekeeping. The archive will not be transferred into your new CPD ePortfolio. We will inform you when the mechanism becomes available in the Summer.  A guidance document will be provided to support you with the process.

Will my old CPD data be automatically transferred into the new CPD ePortfolio?

No. The old CPD data will not be transferred automatically into the new CPD ePortfolio.  The old CPD ePortfolio and the new CPD ePortfolio run on different operating systems and frameworks. An automatic transfer is not possible as data from both platforms is not comparable.

However, you will be able to download an archive of your old data for safekeeping from August to 31 December 2021.

Will there be repercussions for my revalidation as my old CPD data will not be transferred to the new CPD ePortfolio?

No. For revalidation you will present outputs of annual appraisals. At annual appraisal you will have shown your CPD ePortfolio summary statements as supporting documentation and your appraiser will have signed off your CPD.

Will I be able to view the old CPD ePortfolio from 1 January 2022?

No. From 1 January 2022 the old CPD ePortfolio will no longer be available.  It’s important that you download your old CPD data for safe keeping by 31 December 2021 at the latest as it will be deleted.

 

Queries and contact

You can see full guidance on the new CPD Framework and new CPD ePortfolio.

If you still have any enquiries regarding the close down of the old CPD ePortfolio or the use of the new CPD ePortfolio, you can contact the CPD team on 020 7772 6307 or email: cpd@rcog.org.uk.