Apply for ACM CPD Recognition

Do you have an activity that is of interest for Midwives?  Its time to get your activity CPD Recognised by ACM

What is ACM CPD Recognition?

ACM CPD Recognition was established to assure midwives that listed CPD activities are relevant to them and their professional development.  The activities are assessed and approved against a set of quality criteria that encompass midwives professional and educational requirements.  Since the Program inception over 700 applications have been processed, representing >1000 events Australia Wide and over 8,000 hours of CPD for midwives.

Why is it relevant to you?

Each year midwives are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPD activities to meet their registration obligations. ACM provides a number of CPD events per year, but not all midwives can get to them (for a variety of reasons) and they don’t always meet the learning needs of every midwife. Therefore the wider community needs to fill the gap and ACM wants to make sure that what is offered is of a high quality and meets the needs CPOD of midwives.

Why should I want my CPD Activity to have ACM CPD Recognition?

  1. ACM CPD Recognition grants you use of the approved ACM CPD Recognition badge for promotional purposes,
  2. A dedicated website listing on the ACM website and
  3. Direct promotion of your activity to the membership via the weekly ACM newsletter in the period your application is approved.

What are the benefits of the ACM CPD Recognition Badge?

Displaying ACM CPD Recognition badge on your activities promotional materials and certificates of attendance, identifies to midwives that the activity is one of quality and relevant to the midwifery community.  Further the badge clearly identifies the number of CPD hours that have been recognised and when the activity has the CPD Recognition until.

These elements ensure that midwives can have confidence that the activity has met ACM standards which are consistent with the CPD requirements set by AHPRA. Further, midwives can clearly identify the extent to which the activity will help them meet their annual registration requirement of 20 hours CPD.

Example badge

All Badges will have a standard format that includes ACM Branded colours and the ACM CPD Recognition logo (centrally located).

The Badge has two key features that will be pertinent to the activity that has been recognised:

  • Number of CPD Hours recognised (an activity that has more than one component - such as a 3 day conference - may be provided with more than one badge when there are options for participants to attend less than the whole activity e.g. Day 1  only of a 3 day conference)
  • Date Activity has CPD Recognition until


What Activities have been approved?

Check out our 'External CPD Recognised' web page for a full list of what activities are currently CPD Recognised.  You will see a fabulous variety of activities for midwives to access.  Or take a look at the ACM weekly newsletter, in the CPD section, for a list of those activities we have recently recognised.

Application fees

$250.00 per application.  One application per activity.

CPD Recognition duration

Once approved all activiies are recognised for ACM CPD Recognition for a period of 2 years.  The activity can be offered as many times as the organisers wish in that period using the one CPD Recognition application as long as the content does not change by more than 10%

Apply for CPD Recognition

If you would like to apply to have your event or education activity ACM CPD Recognised, please follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to your website account (or create a website account if you do not already have one)
  2. Navigate to your Member Portal 
  3. Scroll down the page to see the CPD Recognised Event Application option (bottom of the left hand menu) 
  4. Click on Create CPD Recognised Event Application 
  5. Complete the details on each vertical tab menu
  6. You will then be requested to Pay to Publish - this will process your payment and application which we will be notified about (by the system) so that we can review. 

Application processing

Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks for your application to be assessed.  In times of peak business there may be a slight delay.