Continuing Professional Development
Lifelong learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are fundamental components of a physician’s commitment to practise medicine competently and ethically.
We require all Ontario physicians to participate in a CPD program that meets requirements set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). You must also track your credits with a recognized organization.
The Continuing Professional Development FAQs address most commonly asked questions, including exceptional circumstances in which the CPSO determines compliance may not be feasible.
Approved CPD Tracking Organizations
We require all CPSO members to report their CPD activities to one of these three approved groups:
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program)
- College of Family Physicians of Canada (Maintenance of Proficiency+ (Mainpro+))
- Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (formerly the General Practice Psychotherapy Association)
The RCPSC’s CPD Educators support MOC Program participants in understanding the program’s requirements. For further information or to contact a CPD Educator, visit the Royal College website.