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Registration Policies

Learn about the pathways to practising medicine in Ontario.

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CPSO does not rely on third parties to assess qualifications/credentials and does not use the application through Applications are submitted directly to CPSO through our Portal. We conduct assessment of all credentials in-house. This allows us to eliminate additional fees for applicants, provide a much quicker turnaround for document verification, and maintains our expertise as leaders in credential evaluation across Canada and worldwide.


We are committed to finding new and creative ways to assess those wishing to practise medicine in Ontario. Our registration policies reflect that commitment. Applicants should review these and contact our Registration & Membership Services department if they have questions.

Our registration committee reviews all applications submitted under one or more of these policies. 

Out of province licence holders should review the Out of Province Licence Holders section of our Requirements page prior to reviewing these policies.