Anaesthetic technician

The Council's recertification framework for Anaesthetic Technicians is based on a continuing professional development (CPD) model.

A condition of being issued with an APC is that you must be able to provide evidence you have undertaken at least 60-hours of CPD activities within a 3-year period.  If you fail to meet your CPD requirements the issue of your APC may be delayed. 

CPD and compliance audit

An annual audit of a random sample of at least 10% of registered anaesthetic technicians is undertaken by Medical Sciences Secretariat, on behalf of the Council. 

As a registered anaesthetic technician you must keep a record of the professional development activities you have engaged in for the previous three-year period as you could be required to provide this to the Council if called up for audit.

Exemptions

While you can apply to the Council for an exemption from a recertification programme, exemption is the exception rather than the rule and will not be approved on an ongoing or long-term basis.  Being away on parental leave for any period within a CPD programme cycle is one situation where the Council may grant an exemption.  All requests for exemption are to be submitted to the Council when you apply for your APC.  You can email these requests to msc@medsci.co.nz.