A professional portfolio is a record of your professional development as a clinical physiologist. The portfolio belongs to you, is maintained by you, and is your responsibility to keep up to date.
It can be used as part of an interview for a clinical physiologist role, as part of your performance review with your employer, and to demonstrate ongoing clinical competence and professional development for professional society membership or professional registration.
All queries about portfolios or audits should be directed to our Portfolio Manager via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A professional portfolio template is available here which meets the minimum requirements for APC renewal by CPRB. A portfolio is the property and responsibility of it's owner, and may be organised differently or contain more than the following elements. The portfolio can be kept as a hard copy paper format, saved electronically in folders, or in purpose designed portfolio applications (e.g. Mahara), according to personal preference. However it is kept, it must be made available on request to CPRB. The elements of this portfolio are:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Professional Declarations
3. Professional Society Memberships
4. Annual Practicing Certificates
5. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activities
CPD is demonstrated via completion of learning outcome forms (aka CPD form), whereby registrants briefly reflect on the learning that occurred and demonstrate the learning outcome of the CPD activities they engage in. A one page summary describing the type of activity, date, and learning outcome should be kept for CPD activities where relevant learning occurred.
CPRB has mandated a minimum level of learning activities in order for continuing issuance of an APC, however we encourage registrants to engage in reflective learning as often as possible. Learning should be directly related to your scope of practice. If you are registered in 2 or more scopes of practice, CPD should be undertaken over both scopes. CPD should also be appropriate for your level of experience in it's relevance and complexity.
The minimum requirements are:
Portfolio Audits 2021- guidelines
Portfolios should now be uploaded directly to CPRB.
(For due dates after 31st May 2021)
Uploading a Paper-based Portfolio Organise your documents so that:
1) CPD form is followed by its accompanying evidence
For portfolio documents stored on computer files or in a cloud storage folder e.g. Dropbox, Google drive, Onedrive etc… or in a dedicated portfolio storage program:
1) Ensure files are named as being group A, B or C and the year in the filenameUpload to your CPRB profile:
Notify the Auditor
The notification emails sent at 3 months and 1 month prior will have a link (a green button labeled Register) to a short Audit registration form. This notifies the auditor that your portfolio is ready to be audited. If you experience difficulty with this part of the process, simply email the portfolio officer that your documents are ready to be audited.
New graduates, trainees or others enrolled in post-graduate qualifications: the same minimum number of CPD learning forms is required (18 over 3 years). You can include learning from the structured course you are enrolled in which has particular relevance to your practice as a Physiologist. As learning from structured courses is only one type of CPD activity (Group B), you will also need to provide evidences of workplace learning and self-directed learning (Group A and C).
Upload the previous 3 years of contents.
NO patient identifiers: Ensure that no documents in your portfolio, in particular presentations or case studies contain the name of any patient under your or another health professional’s care. All patient identifiers must be deleted or covered.
NO staff identifiers: Where possible do not identify any other health professional without their written permission, or use a reflection of an incident or event to bring any other health professional or profession into disrepute.
Organise CPD by calendar year.
A, B Cs: Within each year, group the types A B and C forms separately from each other. An activity can only be for one group – not multiple groups.
CV: Update your CV annually, and upload to your profile.
Upload: Upload CPD documents to your CPRB profile in the Portfolio Documents section at any time. it will make a portfolio audit less stressful if most of the work is already done.
When choosing how to store your portfolio documents, keep in mind how easy it will be for you to upload these documents to CPRB if you are audited. Your decision may also depend on what technology is accessible to you, for example, do you have access to a multipage document scanner, a Dropbox account, a photocopier scanner, PDF combining software. Choose a storage method that is both convenient for you as you collect forms, and convenient when you need to share the documents with CPRB.
Portfolio documents must be able to be uploaded to CPRB.
You can upload documents to your CPRB Profile in the Portfolio Documents Section at any time, whether your portfolio is being audited or not.
This is a paper free portfolio, with documents stored on a computer or cloud storage.
A – Training session 12.2.2019