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Changes due to COVID-19

  • At the Royal College, MOC Program requirements have been waived for 2020. For details, please review our FAQ: Impact of COVID-19 on 2020-21 MOC and dues cycles.
  • At the Collège des médecins du Québec, the March 31, 2020, deadline for the declaration of 2019 continuing education activities has been extended to May 31, 2020. The obligation to accumulate at least 25 hours of recognized continuing education in 2020 is postponed to February 28, 2021. For details, please visit the CMQ’s website (French only).

Watch a 48-minute video recording eligible for MOC Section 2 credit of the panel discussion in Montreal, Que.

This activity is eligible for credit in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program under Section 2: Video. In order to claim credit, you must record the activity in your MAINPORT ePortfolio and complete all the required fields, including at least one learning outcome.

From left: Dr. Ernest Prégent, CCFP(em), CSPQ, FCCFP, (Collège des médecins du Québec), Dr. Sam Daniel, FRCSC, (Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec) and Ms. Kate Marsden (Royal College) discussed the changes to continuing professional development for Quebec licensees with Fellows on November 30, 2019. Please note the discussion is mostly in French because that was the preferred language of our francophone audience.

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). Our data transfer mechanism is now fully operational and you may begin the process of transferring your MOC credits to the CMQ. Thank you for your patience while we developed and tested this solution.

Here’s how to prompt the transfer of your data in time for the CMQ’s reporting deadline

Step 1: Please consent to the data transfer via your CMQ account if you haven’t already done so

  1. Log in to your CMQ account.
  2. Click the consent box next to the Royal College logo. This allows us to transfer your MOC Program data.

Note: 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.

Step 2: Proactively report all activities by May 22, 2020

  • Once you have prompted your data transfer, you will still need to log in to your CMQ platform to trigger the download of your data from MAINPORT to your CMQ profile.
  • Data transfers from MAINPORT to the CMQ only once per day, no matter how many times you log in to your CMQ platform.
  • We recommend aiming to have all your data transferred by May 22, 2020, well ahead of the CMQ reporting deadline of May 31.

Note: Maximize your time using the MAINPORT Mobile app, available through the App Store for iPhone users and through the Play Store for Android users.

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Reporting deadlines


Royal College
January 31


May 31

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Unit of measurement


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* consistent with other professional orders in Quebec

Assessment Activity cycle minimums


Royal College Section 3
> 8 hours (25 credits)


10 hours*

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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

International recognition

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.

Volunteer opportunities

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!