About CPD Online

CPD Online is the eLearning resource for consultant psychiatrists and other mental health professionals from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  


As self-teaching and flexible working has become increasingly important, a growing demand for online learning has also developed. We are pleased to respond to this need by offering a wealth of online learning modules and podcasts covering a vast range of topics.


Our ever-growing list of modules and podcasts provides a flexible, interactive way of keeping up to date with progress in mental health, and complements the College's other long-established CPD activities, such as BJPsych Advances (formerly Advances in Psychiatric Treatment). All modules are written by experts in their field and are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Modules last between 30 and 90 minutes, and we add new content to the website and update existing content regularly.


Furthermore, College members may use CPD Online for up to 25 CPD credits in the UK. For more information about CPD, please read the College report (OP98): Continuing Professional Development: Guidance for Psychiatrists or visit the Continuing Professional Development area of the College website. 


Full benefits of using CPD Online


We extend a warm invitation to all mental health professionals and hope that you enjoy this learning experience.


Subscribe now, or try one of our free modules



During the pandemic, there will be no limit on eLearning that can be counted for CPD; it will be possible for all 50 credits to be obtained in this way.


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