CPD approval for events

  • The College approves national/international events - physical and virtual - for CPD purposes where the vast majority of delegates are pathologists in consultant grade posts.
  • Applications should be made to the College at least four weeks in advance of the meeting.
  • Retrospective approval will not be granted. 

To apply please use our online CPD event approval form in the red box opposite.


CPD approval for all meetings is subject to a fee (inclusive of VAT), which is listed below.

1 Day (up to 7 hours)


2 Days (8-14 hours)


3 Days (15 hours plus)

£300 (cap)

Please note there is an additional (late) fee of £50 for applications received 14 days or less before the date of the event. 

Advertising your event

As a benefit of applying for CPD approval your event will be advertised as described below:

  • Advertised on the College calendar of events
  • Advertised in the President's e-newsletter for the current or following month
  • Advertised in the College Bulletin subject to publication deadlines
  • Advertised on Twitter

Please note that if your event conflicts with a College organised event, we will need to seek approval from the RCPath Events team. If we are unable to advertise your meeting you will receive a refund of 50% of the CPD fee paid (excluding any late application fee).

Frequently asked questions

Local/regional meetings

Does the College approve local or regional meetings for CPD purposes?

How should delegates claim CPD credits for local/regional meetings?

Online learning courses

Can I apply for CPD approval of an online learning course?

European CPD approval

How should I seek CPD approval if the delegates are from other european countries?