Registration Applications and Forms

For issuance of a certificate of registration, physicians must complete the applicable application form and all other credentialing and fee requirements set out in the instruction guide.

Update: In December 2016, Council approved a new service fee that allows for expedited review of applications that meet the requirements for a certificate of registration as defined in Ontario Regulation 865/93: Registration. The initial assessment for applicants who select this option will be less than three weeks, which is currently the service standard. Note: expedited review does not include the time required to issue a certificate and is not available for applications that must be reviewed by the CPSO’s Registration Committee.

Update: In December 2015, Council approved the Blood Borne Viruses policy. This policy requires physicians who are beginning to perform or assist in performing exposure prone procedures in Ontario (including new registrants) to be tested for HCV, HIV and HBV — if they have not been confirmed immune to HBV — before they commence these procedures. Providing a declaration of testing will be part of new registrants’ initial application to the CPSO.


Postgraduate Education Applications - Residents and Clinical Fellows

Postgraduate Education Application - Canadian or US Graduates

Application for graduates of accredited medical schools in Canada or the USA with a confirmed appointment to residency or clinical fellowship at one of six medical schools in Ontario.

Postgraduate Education Application - Graduates outside Canada and the US - Clinical Fellows

Application for international medical graduates with a confirmed appointment to clinical fellowship at one of six medical schools in Ontario.

Postgraduate Education Application - Graduates outside Canada and the US - Residents

Application for international medical graduates with a confirmed appointment to residency at one of six medical schools in Ontario.

Candidates who already have a registration file in Ontario, i.e. returning clinical fellows, may contact the Applications and Credentials Department at 416-967-2617 to obtain a customized application package.

Postgraduate Education Applications - Electives

Postgraduate Education Elective Application - Canadian or US Graduates

Application for Canadian or US medical school graduates currently enrolled in a postgraduate medical education program at an accredited medical school in Canada or the US with a confirmed appointment to an elective at one of six medical schools in Ontario

Postgraduate Education Elective Application - Graduates outside Canada or the US

Application for international medical graduates currently enrolled in a postgraduate medical education program at an accredited medical school in Canada or the US with a confirmed appointment to an elective at one of six medical schools in Ontario

IMG trainees currently enrolled in a postgraduate medical education program in the United States are eligible only if they passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) and have satisfactorily completed at least one year of the program.

International Resident Electives - Applicants currently enrolled in a residency program outside Canada or the US with a confirmed international resident elective appointment at an Ontario medical school must call 416-967-2617 to confirm eligibility and obtain a customized application package.

Candidates who already have a registration file in Ontario, i.e. returning elective trainees, may contact the Applications and Credentials Department at 416-967-2617 to obtain a customized application package.

Applications for Certificate of Registration Authorizing Medical Practice

Independent Practice Application - Final Year Residents in Ontario

The application for residents in their final year of residency at an Ontario medical school scheduled to take the 2017 College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification examination will be available in mid-March.

If you wish to receive an application package for Independent Practice or based on your out-of-province licence, you must submit the review of qualifications form and a copy of your curriculum vitae (i.e. resume) to inquiries@cpso.on.ca. Completion of this form is used to determine your eligibility for registration under the provisions in the Health Regulated Professions Act relating to the Agreement on Internal Trade, and the College’s registration regulations and policies authorizing medical practice in Ontario. Our review of your qualifications does not guarantee that you will be awarded a Certificate of Registration to practice medicine in Ontario.
 

Applications for Pathway 1, 2, 3, and 4

If you wish to receive an application package, you must submit the review of qualifications form and a copy of your curriculum vitae (i.e. resume) to inquiries@cpso.on.ca. Completion of this form is used to determine your eligibility for registration under the provisions in the Health Regulated Professions Act relating to the Agreement on Internal Trade, and the College’s registration regulations and policies authorizing medical practice in Ontario. Our review of your qualifications does not guarantee that you will be awarded a Certificate of Registration to practice medicine in Ontario.

Individual Credentialing Forms

Registration Policy Applications

Changing Scope of Practice

Re-Entering Practice

Applications under any other registration policy (i.e. Restricted Certificates of Registration for Exam Eligible Candidates or Recognition of Certification without Examination by CFPC) can be obtained by contacting the Applications and Credentials Department at 416-967-2617. 


Other classes of registration

Applications for other classes of registration (i.e. Academic Practice and Supervised Short Duration) may be obtained by contacting the Applications and Credentials Department.

Candidates who already have a registration file in Ontario (i.e. current members or returning previous members) may contact the Applications and Credentials Department to obtain an application package.

Applications and Credentials Department 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario 
80 College Street 
Toronto, ON M5G 2E2 
Telephone: 416-967-2617 
E-mail: inquiries@cpso.on.ca