How to Become a CPCA Full Member

How to Become a CPCA Full Member

All new members are admitted to the College as Corresponding Members. It is commonplace for members to rise through the membership levels in a stepwise progression.

Once you have been admitted to the CPCA as a Corresponding Member, you will be able to log into the member’s portal and submit an application for an upgrade in membership level. The annual fee for CPCA Full Membership is $2,200.00 per annum, GST Inclusive, payable upon Membership Review Committee (MRC) approval.

To become a Full Member of the CPCA, you will need to demonstrate to the Membership Review Committee that you are a registered medical practitioner with significant experience in cosmetic medicine and a demonstrated competency in a range of cosmetic procedures.

The application process for CPCA Full Membership requires:

52900WA Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine - 10
  • Current Corresponding Membership of the CPCA
  • Successful completion of 52900WA Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Medicine (“Part 1 of the CPCA’s Registrar Training Program”), or
    • Recognised prior learning (RPL) that shows core competencies as outlined in the course and standards (RPL is personalised for each applicant), or
    • Successful completion of CPCA multiple choice question examinations on cosmetic injectables and energy-based devices.
  • Demonstration of competency through supporting documents such as:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Certificates of relevant training and education
    • Certificates of other applicable memberships
    • Details of recent presentations, publications, teachings, or mentorship
  • Three cosmetic physicians as referees.
  • Completion of “procedures currently performed” questionnaire (included within application form).
  • Certificate of current medical indemnity insurance.
  • Demonstration of compliance with applicable Medical Board guidelines and policies

As a Full Member of the CPCA, you can:

  • Attend a convocation ceremony where you will be awarded a formal Full Membership Certificate and badge.
  • Take advantage of the same CPCA Member Benefits as a Corresponding Member plus:
  • Utilise the CPCA Full Membership Logo on personal websites and advertising materials.
  • Be located by patients on the CPCA Find-a-Doctor webpage.
  • Vote at CPCA Annual General Meetings
  • Apply to the Membership Review Committee for Fellowship of the CPCA.