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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.

NEW 2021 Application for Renewal Requirements

On April 19, 2021, the College’s process will begin for renewing Postgraduate Education (PGE) certificates for training appointments starting on or after July 1, 2021.

This year, you will complete your PGE renewal in the new Member Portal, which replaced the old member portal in September 2020.

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.

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 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. Upon receipt of your Letter of Appointment, a message will be sent to you in the CPSO Member Portal with instructions for renewal.
  • Statement of Objectives (if you are entering a new Clinical Fellowship). Please email a copy of your Statement of Objectives 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.

You can check the status of your renewal by viewing your profile in the Doctor Search database, or by verifying your certificate expiry date on the Registration section of your “Profile” on 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 membership fee, which is calculated based on the duration of your training appointment. The membership fee cannot be refunded once payment is made.

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 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.