CPD accreditation: Conferences, workshops and other group learning activities
Group learning activities held in Canada — such as conferences, workshops and seminars — must be reviewed by a Royal College-accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider to be approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Section 1 credits. This applies to all face-to-face group learning activities, as well as web-based group learning activities.
To be eligible for accreditation, an activity must be developed by a physician organization.
Apply for accreditation
Program developers who meet the definition of a physician organization should contact a Royal College-accredited CPD provider to obtain the appropriate forms and information (policies, procedures, applicable fees) for having the program reviewed and accredited for MOC credit.
Click here for a list of Royal College-accredited CPD providers.
Be sure to choose an accredited CPD provider based on the target audience of your CPD activity.
Processes for CPD accreditation
To have an activity approved for MOC credits, it must be reviewed by a Royal College-accredited CPD provider.
For physician organizations
Organizations that meet the Royal College definition of a physician organization can apply directly to an accredited CPD provider for accreditation. Physician organizations may also co-develop activities with others — including other physician organizations, non-physician organizations, or an accredited CPD provider.
- Process for seeking approval from an accredited CPD provider
- Process for co-developing with a non-physician organization
- Process for co-developing with an accredited CPD provider
For non-physician organizations
Organizations that do not meet the Royal College definition of a physician organization can co-develop activities with a physician organization or with an accredited CPD provider.
- Rounds, journal clubs and small groups
- Self-assessment programs
- Simulation activities
- List of accredited CPD activities
- Accredited CPD provider tools and resources
- CPD activity toolkit
CPD Accreditation Coordinator
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Echo Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5N8
Telephone: 613-730-2587; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 587