Are you applying to practice medicine in Ontario? Below you will find forms and other requirements you need to get started.
Online Applications through physiciansapply.ca
We are now accepting online applications for medical registration (AMR) through the secure national portal, physiciansapply.ca.
The online application is currently available to all first time CPSO applicants who meet the standards and qualifications for a certificate authorizing independent practice outlined in the Ontario Regulation 865/93: Registration.
Effective April 8, 2019, the online application is also available to Ontario residents transferring from a Postgraduate Education certificate to an Independent Practice certificate (i.e. Final Year Residents in Ontario).
More information about this initiative is available in our guide for using the online AMR.
These are for physicians with a confirmed appointment to a residency or clinical fellowship at one of Ontario’s six medical schools.
- Postgraduate Education Application — Canadian or US Graduates
- Postgraduate Education Application — Graduates outside Canada and the US - Clinical Fellows
- Postgraduate Education Application — Graduates outside Canada and the US - Residents
These are for physicians enrolled in a postgraduate medical education program at an accredited medical school in Canada or the US with a confirmed appointment to an elective (not to exceed 15 weeks) at one of six medical schools in Ontario.
- Postgraduate Education Elective Application — Canadian or US Graduates
- Postgraduate Education Elective Application — Graduates outside Canada or the US
IMG trainees enrolled in a postgraduate medical education program in the US are eligible only if they passed the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) or Part 1 of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination 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.
Independent Practice – Canadian, US and International Medical Graduates
This is an online application for medical registration in Ontario available via physiciansapply.ca. This option is currently only available to first-time applicants to Ontario. See this guideline for more information.
If you wish to access the online application, you must first submit the review of qualifications form and a copy of your curriculum vitae (i.e. resume) to email@example.com. Completion of this form is used to determine your eligibility for registration. Our review of your qualifications does not guarantee that you will be granted access to the online application, or awarded a Certificate of Registration to practice medicine in Ontario.
The following application types are for those who already have a registration file based on current or previous licensure in Ontario.
- Independent Practice — Canadian or US Graduates
- Independent Practice — International Medical Graduates
Canadian Free Trade Agreement
If you would like an application on the basis of your out-of-province licence under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, please submit the review of qualifications form, a copy of your current out of province license, and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking to change your scope or re-enter practice, you can find information and forms to do so on our Ensuring Competence: Changing Scope of Practice and/or Re-entering Practice policy page.
While we individualize the process for each physician, it generally includes a needs assessment, training, supervision, and a final assessment.
- Confirmation of Standing by Medical Licensing Authority (for CPSO Applications only)
- Inquiry Form - Federation of States Medical Boards Action Data Bank
- Reference Form
- Supervision Arrangement
- MINC Consent Form
Other classes of registration
Please contact us if you wish to apply for Academic Practice and Supervised Short Duration. See our registration requirements for details.
Current or returning previous members who already have a registration file in Ontario may contact us to obtain a customized application package.
Please note: Completion of these forms is used to determine your eligibility for registration under 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.
The College offers a service fee that allows for the expedited review of applications. The initial assessment for applicants who select this option will be less than three weeks, which is currently the service standard. Expedited review does not include the time required to issue a certificate. Expedited review is not available for applications with past complaints, investigations, or for applications that must be reviewed by the Registration Committee.
Applications and Credentials Department
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
80 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2E2
Telephone: 416-967-2617 or 1-800-268-7096