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Renewal of Postgraduate Education Certificate of Registration

All postgraduate medical trainees require valid CPSO certification to practice or train in Ontario.

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All postgraduate medical trainees require valid a CPSO certificate of registration to practice or train in Ontario.

On April 11, 2022, the College’s process will begin for renewing Postgraduate Education (PGE) certificates for training appointments starting on or after July 1, 2022.

You must complete your application for PGE renewal in the Member Portal (please see below for instructions on how to access the renewal feature in your member account.)

Your PGE certificate expires on the last day of your current postgraduate training appointment at your medical school or on your certificate expiry date, whichever comes first. If your training appointment is renewed, you are required to apply to renew your certificate before it starts. If you do not complete your application to renew your PGE certificate by the expiry date, your certificate will expire and you must cease all medical practice and training in Ontario until you apply for and are issued a new certificate of registration.

This information is for postgraduate trainees with a postgraduate education (PGE) certificate from CPSO. Please send any questions via the Member Portal message centre. Alternatively, you can contact the Registration & Membership Services Department at 416-967-2600 or 1-800-268-7096, select option 3 > option 2 > option 7, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We require the following to renew your PGE certificate of registration:

  • Signed Letter of Appointment submitted to CPSO by your PGME Office.
  • Completed online PGE renewal application and payment of CPSO's membership fee.
    Note: your online renewal will only become available once CPSO receives your Letter of Appointment from your PGME office.  A portal message will be sent to you with instructions for renewal, at which point you can log in to the Member Portal and click the “Membership Renewal” tile to complete your renewal.
  • Statement of Objectives (if you are entering a new Clinical Fellowship). A copy of your Statement of Objectives can be emailed to [email protected].

You must complete the renewal application in the Member Portal and submit payment prior to your certificate expiry date to ensure timely renewal. If your certificate expires, you will no longer be eligible for renewal and will have to submit a new application.

You can check the status of your renewal by viewing your profile in the Doctor Search database on the CPSO website, or by verifying your certificate expiry date on the Registration section of your “Profile” in the Member Portal. If your certificate expiry date is unchanged, your certificate was not renewed.

PGE Membership Renewal Fee

All PGE certificate renewals require payment of a pro-rated annual membership fee, which is calculated based on the duration of your training appointment. The fee cannot be refunded once paid.

How to complete the renewal

Please log into your Member Portal account by going to CPSO’s website and clicking on the “Member/Applicant Log In” button located on the top right corner. After you’ve logged in, please select the “Membership Renewal” tile from the portal dashboard to begin the renewal process.

Final-Year Residents Starting Independent Practice

If your training is ending or you’re continuing subspecialty training and you intend to start independent practice, you need to apply for an Independent Practice (IP) certificate. Please email the Registration team for application instructions.

Note: if your IP certificate is not issued in time for your training appointment, you must either renew your PGE certificate or postpone your appointment start date. However, the PGE membership fee cannot be refunded once paid.

Have Questions? Need Help?

This information is for postgraduate trainees with a postgraduate education (PGE) certificate from CPSO. Please send any questions via the Member Portal message centre. Alternatively, you can contact the Registration & Membership Services Department at 416-967-2600 or 1-800-268-7096, select option 3 > option 2 > option 7, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.