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Annual Membership Renewal

Each year, registered physicians are required to submit their renewal application.

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Annual Renewal is different this year!

When Annual Renewal opens on April 19th, physicians will complete their renewal in the new Member Portal, which replaced the old member portal in September 2020. The new portal helped us improve and modernize the annual renewal survey, making it faster and easier for you to complete.

Go to the New Member Portal Resources page to see a list of commonly asked questions about using the new portal to complete annual renewal.

How to complete your Annual Renewal Survey in the new Portal

Already set-up your account for the new portal?
Log in to the portal. After you’ve logged in, click on “Membership Renewal” located on your portal homepage to start the annual membership renewal survey.

Need to create an account for the new portal?
Create your account. You will need to know the email address CPSO has on file — the email address to which CPSO communications are sent to you. You will also need to create a new password. You can no longer use your CPSO number. Once you’ve created your account, you may renew your registration in the portal by clicking on “Membership Renewal” located on your portal homepage.

Important dates about the 2021 renewal

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT:
Log into your New Member Portal account and complete your annual renewal survey by clicking “Membership Renewal” in the portal dashboard.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT:
In response to the impacts of the pandemic, we extended the deadline for submitting your completed renewal information and the annual fee by several weeks. (There will be a late payment penalty fee for any fees received after July 20, 2021.)

This information is for members with one of the following certificates of registration as of March 12, 2020:

  • Independent Practice
  • Restricted (excluding restricted for postgraduate education)
  • Academic Practice
  • Under serviced Area

Membership

A physician becomes a member of the College when issued a certificate of registration authorizing you to practice medicine in Ontario. You retain your certificate by fully completing the online form and submitting payment annually. Your new membership certificate and annual fee receipt is available in the Member Portal on the College’s website.

Every member is responsible for ensuring CPSO has your current mailing and email addresses, and updating your online profile with any changes within 30 days.

Annual Membership Fee

The 2021 annual membership fee is $1,725. This is the third year in a row we have not raised fees and instead have been able to accommodate inflationary increases through internal efficiencies. Ontario’s fees remain among the lowest in Canada.

MRA 2020 2021
Alberta $2,150 $2,150
PEI $1,950 $1,950
Nova Scotia $1,950 $1,950
Saskatchewan $1,880 $1,880
NFLD & Labrador $1,850 $1,850
Manitoba $1,870 N/A
Ontario $1,725 $1,725
British Columbia $1,715 $1,715
Quebec $1,625 $1,660
New Brunswick $600 $600

 

In 2020, we also removed service fees on the following items to reduce overall membership costs:

  • Certificates of Professional Conduct
  • Embassy Letters
  • Use of College Seal
  • Legal Name Change
  • Imaging Revenue
  • Data Sharing Cost Recovery
  • Return Cheque Admin. Charges

Suspension

A member may receive a notice of intention to suspend your certificate of registration in 60 days if you fail to complete the online renewal form or submit the fee payment in the portal. 

If a member’s certificate of registration is suspended, the Registrar will notify the member by mail at which time their registration expires and the former member is no longer authorized to practice medicine in Ontario.

In addition:

  • We add a permanent notation of suspension to the physician’s record and public profile.
  • We circulate a list containing the names of all suspended physicians to Ontario hospitals.

If a suspended physician wishes to resume practice in Ontario, they must submit an application for a new certificate of registration, pay all applicable fees, meet all registration requirements in force at the time of application, and be granted a new certificate by the College.

Have Questions? Need Help?

Our team will be available by phone during regular business hours to answer questions about the new Member Portal or assist with login issues. You can reach them between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, by calling 416-967-2600 or 1-800-268-7096 select option 3 > option 2 > option 3,  emailing [email protected], or sending a message via the Member Portal.