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Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a training device:

  • initiated by the Hospital, Patients, Health and Territories (HPST) law in 2009 and adapted by the Modernization of the Health System law in 2016;

  • effective since January 1, 2013;

  • dedicated to healthcare professionals in France * (within the meaning of the Public Health Code, chapter IV).



The CPD is a regulated training system


Each healthcare professional must follow a CPD course to fulfill their three-year obligation.

CPD is an active process throughout professional practice


It allows:


  • the healthcare professional to be an actor in their training;

  • to promote inter-professional cooperation and decompartmentalization between the different modes of exercise (city, hospital).



CPD, for improving the quality and safety of care


The objectives of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) are:


  • assessment and improvement of professional and risk management practices;

  • maintaining and updating knowledge and skills;

  • taking into account public health priorities (example: PAERPA).



The CPD offer for healthcare professionals


To meet their three-year obligation, the National CPD Agency makes available to health professionals * the CPD offer made up of CPD actions and programs:


  • Cognitive action (concerning the deepening of knowledge);

  • Analysis of professional practices (allowing reflection on the process and characteristics of the professional's actual professional practice);

  • Risk management (aiming to identify, assess and prioritize risks relating to the activities of a business or an organization).

CPD packages

The National Agency for Continuous Professional Development (DPC) contributes to the support of the CPD for liberal health professionals and employees working in approved health centers (dental surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors, speech therapists, orthoptists, chiropodists, pharmacists and midwives).


Each support package includes:

  • the Agency's participation in the payment of the CPD body dispensing the CPD action followed;

  • compensation for the healthcare professional for his participation in all of his CPD action.


DPC 2020 support packages



Note: Regarding the French overseas departments and territories, the National DPC Agency:

  • participates in the care of health professionals working in the overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion);

  • does not participate in the coverage of health professionals working in Overseas Territories (French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Saint-Barthélémy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Wallis and Futuna).

Example of a physiotherapist: the overall funding envelope amounts to € 1,008 per year and per professional, including:

  • Support for educational costs: € 546 / year / professional

  • Compensation of the MK for loss of activity: 462 € / year / professional)

Toute l'actualité du DPC


A partir du 1er juillet, les professionnels de santé doivent avoir un compte sur le site pour s’inscrire à une action de DPC. 

A partir du 1er juillet, tous les professionnels n’ayant pas migré leur ancien compte créé sur, ne pourront plus s’inscrire à une action de DPC via l’Agence ni être financés tant qu’ils n’auront pas fait les démarches nécessaires à l’activation de leur nouveau compte sur le site


Outre que ce nouveau compte leur permet d’avoir accès au document de traçabilité nécessaire pour rendre compte de leur obligation à leur instance de contrôle, il est adossé aux tableaux ordinaux ou aux données du fichier ADELI gérées par les ARS et permet à l’Agence de s’assurer de leur identité, de leurs données d’exercice et de leur éligibilité à son financement en amont des inscriptions. 


Merci de rappeler cette information aux professionnels qui vous contacteront dans le cadre d’une inscription.

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