Renewal of Postgraduate Education Certificate of Registration
All postgraduate medical trainees require valid CPSO certification to practice or train in Ontario.
This information is for postgraduate trainees with a postgraduate education (PGE) certificate from the CPSO. If you have questions or need assistance, please email PGE renewal staff, or call 416-967 2673 or 1-800-268-7096, ext. 673.
2020 Application for Renewal Requirements
Your PGE certificate expires on the last day of your current postgraduate training appointment at your medical school. If your training appointment is renewed, you must apply to renew your certificate before it starts. If you do not renew your PGE certificate by the expiry date, you must cease all medical practice and training in Ontario until it is renewed.
We require the following to renew your PGE certificate of registration:
- Letter of Appointment signed by the trainee and submitted to the CPSO by the medical school.
- Completed online application form for renewal. (See the sample form for reference.)
- Payment of the CPSO’s annual membership fee.
- Valid work permit for trainees who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
- Statement of Objectives for trainees entering a clinical fellowship.
You must complete the online form and submit payment by the enclosed deadline to ensure timely renewal.
You can check the status of your application by viewing your profile in the Doctor Search database — if your registration expiry date is unchanged, your certificate was not renewed.
PGE Certificate Renewal Fee
All PGE certificate renewals require a fixed fee, which cannot be reduced or pro-rated for training appointments that are less than one year. In addition, the membership fee is non-refundable once the certificate is renewed and training has started.
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 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.