Accreditation

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program supports Australian general practitioners (GPs) to maintain and improve their professional knowledge and skills in order to provide the best possible care for patients and their communities. 

The CPD Health Courses Dry Needling Introductory & Advanced courses have both been accredited by the QI & CPD program. CPD Health courses Dry Needling courses are the only RACGP accredited Dry Needling course in Australia.

Dry Needling Introductory course: 40 category 1 points.

Dry Needling Advanced course: 40 category 1 points.

 

Australian Physiotherapy Association

The Dry Needling Introductory Course was granted full accreditation by the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) in 2013. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 20 CPD hours (40 points).

The Dry Needling Advanced Course was granted full accreditation by the APA (Australian Physiotherapy Association) in 2013. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 16 CPD hours (32 points).

 

Massage & Myotherapy Australia

The 80-hour RMT Dry Needling Course has been granted full accreditation by MMA (Massage & Myotherapy Australia). On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 30 points.

Chiropractors Association of Australia

The Dry Needling Introductory Course has been granted full accreditation by the CAA (Chiropractors Association of Australia) National Ltd.. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 16 FLA hours.

The Dry Needling Advanced Course has been granted full accreditation by the CAA (Chiropractors Association of Australia) National Ltd.. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 14 FLA hours.

Osteopathy Australia

The Dry Needling Introductory Course has been granted full accreditation by OA (Osteopathy Australia). On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 20 CPD hours.

The Dry Needling Advanced Course has been granted full accreditation by OA (Osteopathy Australia) . On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 16 CPD hours.

Myotherapy Association of Australia

The Dry Needling Introductory Course has been granted full accreditation by MAA (Myotherapy Association of Australia). On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 12 points.

The Dry Needling Advanced Course has been granted full accreditation by MAA (Myotherapy Association of Australia). On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 16 points.

The Dry Needling Masterclass has been granted full accreditation by MAA (Myotherapy Association of Australia). On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 12 points.

 

Massage Australia

The 80-hour RMT Dry Needling Course has been granted full accreditation by MA (Massage Australia). 
Please contact your association with regards to awarded CPE.
 

Australian Natural Therapists Association

The 80-hour RMT Dry Needling Course has been granted full accreditation by ANTA (Australian Natural Therapies Association). 
On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 80 ANTA CPE points.
 

Massage Association of Australia

The 80-hour RMT Dry Needling Course has been granted full accreditation by MAA (Massage Association of Australia). On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to record 80 MAA CPE points.

Exercise and Sports Science Australia

 

As an Exercise Physiologist, you are welcome to join the Dry Needling Introductory course (20 Hours) and the Dry Needling Advanced course (16 Hours).

Dry needling is not in the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist & therefore ESSA does not recognise Dry Needling training for CPD hours (but you are still welcome to join us). We advise all practitioners to check with your professional indemnity (PI) insurer that they will be covered to use Dry Needling Therapy subject to successful completion of the DN course.

We advise all EP's to contact AON insurance (Tel: 1800 462 558) or your own PI insurer with regard to gaining this endorsement, before enrolling on our Dry Needling course (AON do not charge extra for endorsements).

You may also check with Guild Insurance at gilbsc@guildinsurance.com.au (or call 1800 810 213).

Australian Traditional-Medicine Society

 

Members of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) are awarded 1 CE point per 2 hours of tuition.

ATMS award 40-CE points after successful completion of the 80 hour Dry Needling Course for Remedial Massage Therapists.

Association of Massage Therapists

 

Members of the Association of Massage Therapist are welcome to join our Dry Needling course and become qualified to use DN Therapy after course completion. After sending your CPD Health Courses Dry Needling Course Certificate of Completion stating you've completed 80 hours of Dry Needling Training, you'll receive 100 CE points (correct at time of publication).

Other

 

CPD Health Courses has not sought accreditation with these professional associations. If you are a Naturopath, Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse you are welcome to join our 80 Hour Dry Needling course and become qualified to use Dry Needling after course completion.

We advise all practitioners to check with their own professional indemnity insurer that they will be covered to use dry needling therapy subject to successful completion of the 80-hr Dry Needling Course.

Registered Nurses can contact Arthur J Gallagher with respect to obtaining Professional Indemnity insurance cover. You may need to join a professional association such as The Australian Natural Therapies Association, which approves and endorses the CPD Health Courses 80-hour Dry Needling course.

Disclosure

 

PI Insurance:

The CPD Health Courses Dry Needling course meet the standard required for professional indemnity insurance with regards to Dry Needling Therapy.

We advise all practitioners to check with their own professional indemnity insurer that they will be covered to use dry needling therapy subject to successful completion of this DN course.

After successful completing your CPD HC Dry Needling course, please send your Certificate of Completion to your insurance company to gain a Dry Needling Therapy endorsement.

CPD/ CPE/ CE:

We advise all practitioners to check with their own Professional Association for awarded CPD points/ hours.

CPD Health Courses takes no responsibilty for incorrect information relating to CPD points / PI Insurance cover at time of publication.