Annual Renewal

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Membership Renewal

The information in this section is for members holding one of the following certificates of registration:

  • Independent Practice
  • Restricted (excluding restricted for Postgraduate Education)
  • Academic Practice
  • Underserviced Area

Members holding a Postgraduate Education certificate must refer to Application for Renewal of Postgraduate Education Certificate of Registration.

For 2016:

  • Renewal notices will be mailed on Friday April 15, 2016.
  • Renewal notices will be sent to all members who, as of March 11, 2016, are holding one of the above-listed certificates of registration.
  • All members must renew online. Paper renewal forms are not available.
  • Annual fee payment may be made online or mailed in separately.
  • Instructions for online renewal and fee invoice will be included in your renewal notice.
  • Due date is 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday June 1, 2016.

For assistance, contact the Physician Advisory Services


Annual Renewal Process

College by-laws provide for the collection of information from members in a form approved by the Registrar. The College collects this information using the online annual renewal process. The online form must be fully completed and submitted to the College by the due date. Failure to do so may result in suspension of registration.

Every member is responsible for ensuring the College has his or her current mailing address on file. College by-laws require that members advise the College of their change of address within 30 days of the change either by updating the address online or submitting a Change of Address form.

Membership Year

The College’s membership year runs from June 1 to May 31.

Annual Membership Fee

The annual membership fee for 2016 is $1,595.

A physician becomes a member of the College when he or she is issued a certificate of registration authorizing medical practice. To maintain membership and registration with the College, all members must pay an annual membership fee. As a self-regulating body for the medical professional in Ontario, the College depends on members’ fees to fund its operations, programs and initiatives.

Late Submission Penalty

Members who fail to remit the fee payment by the due date are subject to the late submission penalty. The penalty is 25% of the full annual fee.

Both the fee payment and the completed online renewal form must be received by the College by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Notice of Intention to Suspend

If a member fails to complete the online annual renewal form or fails to remit payment of the membership fee by the due date, the Registrar may give the member notice of intention to suspend his/her certificate of registration. Sixty days after notice is given, the Registrar will proceed with suspension if either the online renewal form or fee payment is still outstanding.

Suspension of Certificate of Registration

If a member’s certificate of registration is suspended, the Registrar will notify the member by mail of the suspension.

Upon suspension, the certificate of registration expires, and the former member is no longer authorized to practise medicine in Ontario.

A permanent notation of the suspension will appear in the physician’s record in the College’s public register. A list containing the names of all suspended physicians will be circulated to Ontario hospitals and published in Dialogue, the College’s magazine.

A physician whose certificate of registration has been suspended and who wishes to resume practice in Ontario must submit an application for a new certificate of registration, pay all applicable fees, and meet all registration requirements in force at the time of application.

Fee Reductions

The College does not offer fee reductions for any reason. These include maternity leave, part-time practice, out-of-province, or semi-retired status.

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Questions about Annual Renewal?

Contact:

Physician Advisory Service

Telephone: 416-967-2603 (toll-free in Ontario 1-800-268-7096) Ext. 603
(8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Email: feedback@cpso.on.ca