DCNZ's new Recertification Programme - Synopsis

DCNZ’s new Recertification Programme starts on 1st October 2021.

Here are the main points you need to be aware of:

1.  Nominate a Professional Peer by 30th September 2021. You can nominate an individual or a study group representative. There should be a “reasonable” amount of interactions with your professional peer during the year. Here is the guide for the process.      To start the process, log in to the Dental Council’s website.  

2.  Develop a Professional Development Plan (PDP) of your learning objectives. The Dental Council’s Standards Framework can be a foundation for your objectives.

3.  Identify what Professional Development Activities (PDAs) you need to plan to fulfil your PDP. Reflect on both the PDA/PDP during the process. Involve your peer in the PDP, PDA and Reflection activities.  

4.  By the End of September 2022, in order to renew your Annual Practicing Certificate (APC), the Dental Council requires confirmation from: the Professional Peer, and the Dentist confirming the interactions with Professional Peer and that they have created a PDP, completed PDA’s, and reflected on the process.  

5.  Here is the Quick Guide and Full Handbook about the above information.  

The NZDA is working on digital templates on the NZDA website to help members create PDP, populate PDAs etc.
Should you have any questions, consider having a browse through the Handbook. The Q&A portion will  answer most of your questions. If this does not answer your specific question, feel free to email the Dental Council on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We would like to acknowledge the NZIMID for sharing this synopsis with our members.

Auckland Dental Association 1/195 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland. Phone: 09 580 0081 Email: admin@ada.co.nz