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Annual Membership Renewal

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

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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

CPSO’s membership year runs from June 1 to May 31. 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 2020 annual membership fee is $1,725. This is the second consecutive year 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 2019 2020
Alberta $1,960 $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 $1,816 $1,870
Ontario $1,725 $1,725
British Columbia $1,700 $1,715
Quebec $1,595 $1,625
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. 

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, and meet all registration requirements in force at the time of application.