Both doctors and nurses should be actively encouraged to take responsibility for their own continuing professional training. The PEP course is an ideal way to achieve this goal.

In South Africa the PEP courses have been registered with the Medical and Dental Professional Board for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for doctors only. Points will be awarded on the successful completion of each examination. A certificate of CPD points awarded will be issued by the Trust. It is hoped that a similar system for nurses will be available soon.