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Certificate of Professional Conduct

A Certificate of Professional Conduct verifies a physician’s registration and standing with the CPSO.

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It’s required by Ontario hospitals and other health facilities reviewing your application for hospital privileges or other employment. It’s also required if a doctor applies for a medical licence in another jurisdiction.

To obtain a Certificate of Professional Conduct:

  • Complete the appropriate request form:
  • Submit the $75 fee by credit card or cheque payable to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Mail or fax the request form and payment to Membership Services. Email submissions are not accepted. If sent by fax, payment must be by credit card.
    • Mailing address:
      College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
      80 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2E2
    • Fax: 416-967-2654

We process the request in approximately five days, but some requests may take longer. We send the official copy of the Certificate of Professional Conduct directly to the requesting organization and an unofficial copy to you for your records.

Note: the certificate may include any other information about you the Registrar/CEO is aware of and considers relevant to the receiving hospital, medical school, regulatory authority or other organization. Examples of such information include:

  • Reference to ongoing complaint investigations;
  • Active undertakings by the member;
  • Investigation outcomes;
  • Third-party information about the member, such as reports from hospitals, other regulatory authorities, etc.; and/or
  • Findings of professional negligence or malpractice, settlements, and charges or convictions for offences.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email Membership Services staff, or call 416-967-2673 or 1-800-268-7096, ext. 673.