Maintenance of Certification Program info for Fellows
Participation in the MOC Program is a requirement for admission and renewal of Fellowship in the Royal College. Introduced in 2000, the MOC Program demonstrates the Royal College’s commitment to sustaining the highest standards in specialty medicine, and is one of our core services for Fellows.
The Royal College's MOC Program has a number of regulations and policies designed to ensure the highest standards in specialty medicine.
MOC Program requirements waived for 2020
In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Royal College will be waiving all Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program requirements for 2020:
- One year will be added to everyone’s cycle.
- While no credits are required to be submitted this year, any credits submitted will still be counted towards your current (now six-year) cycle. We are waiving the traditional 40-credit minimum requirement for 2020.
For details, please review our FAQ: Impact of COVID-19 on 2020-21 MOC and dues cycles.
- 2.1 MOC and Fellowship
- 2.2 Registration and participation
- 2.3 Exemptions
- 2.4 MOC Program requirements
- 2.5 MOC Program cycle
- 2.6 Royal College Directory
- 2.7 Credit validation
- 3.1 Non-adherence policies
- 3.2 Non-compliance policies
- 3.3 Leave of absence policies (medical or family leave)
- 3.4 International maintenance of certification programs policy
International Fellows who live and practice outside of Canada—and are unable to participate in the Royal College's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program—may choose an alternative continuing professional development (CPD) program that is recognized by the Royal College.