MOC in Quebec
Fellows and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) participants licensed in Quebec are now required to report their continuing professional development (CPD) activities to the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ). Read the CMQ’s Regulation Respecting Mandatory Continuing Education for Physicians (PDF).
You are fulfilling your CMQ obligations through our MOC Program
The MOC Program is allowing you to meet the CMQ’s requirements and you do not have to report activities twice. The MOC Program’s requirements have been mapped to the CMQ program (credits to hours). A data transfer mechanism will automatically transfer your credits between the two systems at the end of February.
Please consent to the data transfer via your CMQ account
Here’s how to give consent if you haven’t already done so:
- Log in to your CMQ account.
- Click the consent box next to the Royal College logo. This allows us to transfer your MOC Program data.
Please note that your data will not be transferred unless you have clicked the consent box in your CMQ account. You can only give consent via the CMQ’s platform and not through MAINPORT ePortfolio.
We recommend proactively reporting all activities by March 27, 2020
Once your data transfer has been launched, you will still need to log in to your CMQ platform regularly to trigger the download of your data from MAINPORT to your CMQ profile. Data will transfer from MAINPORT to the CMQ only once per day, no matter how many times you log in to your CMQ platform. As such, we recommend aiming to have all your data transferred by March 27, 2020, well ahead of the CMQ reporting deadline.
How MOC credits convert to CMQ hours
1 credit of Accredited
Section 1 MOC activities
1 CMQ recognized hour
3 credits of any
MOC Section 3 activity
1 CMQ recognized hour
CMQ and the Royal College - 3 Differences
Unit of measurement
* consistent with other professional orders in Quebec
Assessment Activity cycle minimums
Royal College Section 3
> 8 hours (25 credits)
MOC carry-forward credits do not count towards your first CMQ cycle
If you have any carry-forward credits, please note that these will only apply to your Royal College MOC Program cycle and not to your CMQ cycle. The CMQ will not consider previously completed activities as part of your first CMQ cycle. In order to be recognized by the CMQ, activities must be completed in the period from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2023.
For MOC/MAINPORT enquiries:
Royal College Services Centre
613-730-6243 (Ottawa region)
For CMQ regulation enquiries:
Collège des médecins du Québec
514-933-4441 ext 5224
Benefits of Royal College Fellowship
The Royal College Fellowship is recognized across Canada and around the world as a mark of outstanding expertise. It indicates you are engaged in superior training and committed to lifelong learning. As a Fellow, you have the right to display a premier designation that is recognized worldwide.
Access to the MOC Program for your lifelong learning
The MOC Program is respected and recognized by governments and regulatory authorities across Canada. It is designed for specialists by specialists and is already the preferred option for more than 8,000 specialists in Quebec because of the many benefits that Fellowship has to offer.
Access to the MAINPORT ePortfolio, a comprehensive CPD solution
Track your progress against requirements, access learning opportunities and plan your learning with tools and guidance documents. You will also have a seamless reporting experience that aligns with the CMQ’s new regulation. The Royal College supports you with regular communications, deadline reminders and technological maintenance.
We count on our Quebec Fellows to represent the needs of Quebec on our committees and examination boards, and to bring a bilingual presence to our work. In addition to developing and delivering lifelong learning through the MOC Program, we also accredit specialty residency programs, and we produce and administer the rigorous exams that residents must pass to obtain certification. We could not do this work without our important volunteers in Quebec!