Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is available for education and training completed in the 10 years prior to applying for RPL. There is no recency requirement during the grandparenting period, however qualifications older than 10 years need to be ‘kept alive’ by virtue of regular practice, registration, affiliation, and continuing professional development in that field.
The maximum number of points that can be claimed by way of RPL is 960, except during the grandparenting period where up to 1440 points (the full Fellowship) can be claimed. There are other requirements relating to RPL in the Framework which are also waived in the grandparenting period.
It is expected that most Fellowship candidates will have significant claims for RPL. For example, tertiary level qualifications in Lifestyle Medicine related areas will be eligible for points, as will seminars, workshops, conferences and other education, training and CPD directly related to Lifestyle Medicine.