Registration Applications and Forms

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

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 - Canadian or US Graduates

Application for Canadian or US graduates meeting the regulatory requirements for an Independent Practice certificate of registration.

Independent Practice Application - Graduates outside Canada or the US 

Application for international medical graduates meeting the regulatory requirements for an Independent Practice certificate of registration

Independent Practice Application - 2014 Final Year Residents in Ontario

Application for residents in their final year of residency at an Ontario medical school scheduled to take the 2014 College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification examination.

Holders of Full Unrestricted Undefined Licence

Use this application only if you currently hold a full unrestricted undefined licence to practice in another Canadian province or territory (except Nunavut*) that is equivalent to an Independent Practice certificate of registration in Ontario. This application is reviewed and processed under the provisions in the Ontario Regulated Health Professions Act relating to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). The application process involves an in-depth review of a current certificate of registration in another province/territory and should it be determined candidate's certificate of registration is in any way defined or restricted, it will require review by the College's Registration Committee.

Do not use this application if you hold a full or other type of licence in Canada that is in any way defined or limited by scope, location, term, specialty, field of practice, etc.

Holders of Defined, Provisional or Special (or similar) Licence

Use this application if you currently hold in another Canadian province or territory (except Nunavut*) a full licence with defined practice or any other type of licence that is provisional, special, or limited in any way by scope, location, term, specialty, field of practice, etc. All applications under this category are processed under the provisions in the Ontario Regulated Health Professions Act relating to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and require review by the College's Registration Committee for decision on whether to approve the application and impose terms, conditions and limitations equivalent to those on the out-of-province licence.

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

Registration Policy Applications - Pathway 1, 2, 3, and 4

Pathway 1

Application for physicians with a Canadian medical degree and postgraduate training without RCPSC or CFPC certification and at least five years of continuous independent practice in Canada or the US. Leads to independent practice in Ontario without the usual requirement for certification by RCPSC or CFPC. Requires a period of supervised practice followed by successful completion of practice assessment.

Pathway 2

Application for international medical graduates with Canadian postgraduate training without RCPSC or CFPC certification and at least five years of continuous independent practice in Canada. Leads to independent practice in Ontario without the usual requirement for certification by RCPSC or CFPC. Requires a period of supervised practice followed by successful completion of practice assessment.

Pathway 3

Application for Canadian or US medical school graduates with US postgraduate training and certification. Leads to independent practice in Ontario without the usual requirement for certification by RCPSC or CFPC. Requires a period of supervised practice followed by successful completion of practice assessment.

Pathway 4

Application for international medical graduates with US postgraduate training and certification. Leads to independent practice in Ontario without the usual requirement for certification by RCPSC or CFPC. Requires a period of supervised practice followed by successful completion of practice assessment.

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.

Individual Credentialing Forms


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 a customized application package.

Applications under a Restricted Certificates of Registration for Exam Eligible Candidates policy or Recognition of Certification without Examination by CFPC policy can be obtained by contacting the Applications and Credentials Department.

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