why belong to PD-asa

What if you could choose a CPD program that:

  • offers the flexibility to participate at a level that suits you
  • caters for all sonographers no matter where you are in your career or personal life
  • provides the personalised support to help you manage and log your CPD activity.

Now you can! PD-asa is free and exclusive to Ordinary and Student Members of the ASA. Download the PD-asa Fast Facts here.

PD-asa is your CPD program because:

  • it is ASAR and NZMRTB approved so you can maintain your accreditation without the fuss of doubling up
  • you can review your CPD history to ensure your program is meeting your professional goals and triennium requirements
  • your CPD record will be automatically updated when you complete ASA activities
  • you can manually log all non-ASA activities to ensure your CPD is managed securely in one location
  • you have access to a dedicated PD-asa Program Coordinator who will liaise directly with ASAR and the NZMRTB on your behalf, reducing your administrative burden.
PD-asa pathways

The flexible approach of PD-asa now means the choice really is yours. PD-asa offers two pathways of participation to cater for all sonographers – from those wanting the flexibility to manage their CPD over a triennium through to those seeking recognition of additional professional development opportunities.

PD-asa Essentials – 40 points per triennium
PD-asa essentials is the minimum required to practice sonography. It is ideal for sonographers who need to stay up to date with education and industry trends that are directly related to their current role, whilst satisfying triennium requirements.

PD-asa Extension – 120 points per triennium
Ideal for sonographers who seek professional recognition for their valuable contribution as a volunteer within their professional association together with their commitment to CPD.

PD-asa program rules

The PD-asa program rules have been developed by the ASA to provide a framework for all PD-asa participants to operate within. Before nominating and registering with PD-asa, we encourage you to read the PD-asa rules appropriate to your nominated pathway of participation. Members selecting PD-asa must conform to the rules and regulations, and it is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that their records are current. To download the PD-asa Essentials pathway rules click here. To download the PD-asa Extension pathway rules click here.

Frequently asked questions

The FAQs address common issues raised by our members.


PD-asa is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The ASA has undertaken a significant process review and independent third party audit to secure ISO 9001:2008 certification. Achieving ISO 9001 is a clear commitment by the ASA to ensure we continue to be widely recognised as the leading provider of CPD programs for sonographers.

Important dates
1 January Start of a PD-asa yearly cycle
January to March PD-asa/ASAR participation audit period
January to March ASAR annual renewal due – ASA members should select PD-asa as their default CPD program
31 December End of a PD-asa yearly cycle – participants to ensure online records are up to date
Contact us

In order to respond to member needs we encourage and welcome all feedback and suggestions. For any further enquiries or technical issues, contact the ASA Office.