Consultation on recertification

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We are reviewing the way we recertify practitioners. We are currently in the first phase of consultation on this review. This round of consultation is all about learning how our practitioners see the system—what you see as its strengths and weaknesses and any ideas you have for improvement.

Please read our discussion document and the supporting documentation, attached above.

We have created a new section on our website dedicated to our recertification review. Find it here.

Read all about our review, and New Zealand and international literature on recertification, here.

We encourage you to come along to one of our forums or attend one of our webinars. See our full schedule here.

When you are ready to make your submission, you can do so online here. Submissions are due by 30 September. 

We really want you to get involved - please read the discussion document, come to our forums or join one of our webinars, ask questions and send us a submission. We can't do this without you.

About the online submission survey

The submission survey should take most people approximately 20 minutes to complete. The submission survey is set up so you can:

  • save your response and return to complete it at a later time, if you need to
  • print a copy for your records once you have completed your submission survey.

Please note that we will also be uploading all submission surveys to our website—so you will also be able to get a copy for your records from our recertification submissions page.

Publishing of submission surveys on the Council’s website

All submission surveys received will be published on our website shortly after receipt, and will remain there as a public document. For submission surveys made by individuals, only your name and profession, if you are a registered health practitioner, will be published on our website. All personal contact details will be removed from your submission survey.

As this is a public consultation, “in confidence” information will only be accepted under special circumstances. Please contact us before submitting material in confidence. We also reserve the right not to publish any derogatory or inflammatory submission surveys.

Please feel free to contact us at recertification@dcnz.org.nz or +64 4 499 4820 if you have any further questions.