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Framework of Continuing Professional Development Activities

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This table summarizes the learning sections under the MOC Program framework.

Activities submitted via MAINPORT ePortfolio are automatically converted into credits.

CPD activities you can record

Sections Category Examples Credit rating
Section 1: Group learning

Accredited group learning activities

Conferences, rounds, journal clubs or small-group activities that adhere to Royal College standards. Accredited group learning activities can occur face-to-face or online.

Accredited rounds, journal clubs, small groups 1 credit per hour
Accredited conferences 1 credit per hour

Unaccredited group learning activities

Rounds, journal clubs, small-group activities or conferences that have not been submitted for accreditation and have no industry sponsorship.

Unaccredited rounds, journal clubs, small groups or conferences 0.5 credits per hour
(maximum of 50 credits
per cycle)
Section 2: Self-learning

Planned learning

Learning activities initiated by a physician (independently or in collaboration with peers or mentors) to address a need, problem, issue or goal relevant to their professional practice.


100 credits per year

Formal courses

25 credits per course

Personal learning projects

2 credits per hour


2 credits per hour


Learning activities used by a physician to enhance their awareness of new evidence, perspectives or discoveries that are potentially relevant to their professional practice.

Reading a book 10 credits per book
Reading a book chapter 2 credits per chapter
Reading a journal volume 2 credits per volume
Reading a journal article 1 credit per article
Bulk journal reading with transcript 1 credit per article
Bulk online reading/scanning with transcript 1 credit per hour
Podcasts, audio, video 0.5 credits per activity
Internet searching (Medscape, UpToDate, DynaMed) 0.5 credits per activity
POEMs 0.25 credits per activity

Systems learning

Learning stimulated by participation in activities such as setting practice standards, patient safety, continuous quality improvement; curriculum development; assessment tools and strategy development; examination board membership; or peer review.

Clinical practice guideline development 20 credits per year
Quality care/patient safety committee 15 credits per year
Curriculum development 15 credits per year
Examination development 15 credits per year
Peer review 15 credits per year
Section 3: Assessment

Knowledge assessment

Programs approved by Royal College accredited CPD provider organizations that provide data with feedback to individual physicians regarding their current knowledge base, enabling the identification of needs and development of future learning opportunities relevant to their practice.

Accredited self-assessment programs

All assessment activities
are 3 credits per hour

Performance assessment

Activities that provide data with feedback to individual physicians, groups or interprofessional health teams related to their personal or collective performance across a broad range of professional practice domains. Performance assessment activities can occur in a simulated or actual practice environment.

Accredited simulation activities
Chart audit and feedback
Multi-source feedback
Direct observation
Feedback on teaching
Annual performance review
Practice assessments