CPD approval for events

The College approves national/international events for CPD purposes where delegates are predominantly pathologists. 

To apply please use our online CPD event approval form below. A fully timetabled programme with speakers should be supplied plus a link to a website where the event is advertised (where possible). Applications should be made to the College at least four weeks in advance of the meeting to ensure timely approval of the event. Retrospective approval will not be granted. 

Request CPD approval

To request CPD approval for your event, please complete our online form. 


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

1 Day


2 Days


3 Days

£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. 

Exemption from fees

As a benefit of membership of the College, applications for exemption of charges for CPD approval will be accepted if you meet all the criteria below:

  1. the application for exemption is made by a member of the Royal College of Pathologists, AND
  2. the event has a subscription rate for delegates of no more than £50 per day, AND
  3. the content of the meeting is clearly of relevance to one of the College specialties, AND
  4. no more than 10% of funding for the event originates from a commercial organisation.

If you would like to apply for a waiver of the CPD approval fee please provide full details as specified above, via email, to cpd@rcpath.org before completing the online application form.

The event fee will be refundable if the event is cancelled and the CPD Department is informed of this before the date of the event.

In the unlikely event that the date(s) of your meeting conflicts with a College-organised event we would be unable to advertise your meeting. In these circumstances a refund of 50% will be issued (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?