Benefits for Diplomates

If you have been deemed eligible for a Royal College Area of Focused Competence (AFC) credential, you are invited to become a Diplomate.



  • can use the designation DRCPSC (Diplomate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada);
  • are listed in the online Royal College directory, along with the name of the discipline in which they achieved the AFC credential;
  • receive a diploma suitable for framing, with their name, DRCPSC designation and AFC discipline;
  • receive personalized support and assistance with MOC Program requirements*;
  • receive Royal College publications such as the Dialogue e-newsletter and CEO messages; and
  • can save money through discounts on Royal College publications and resources, such as those related to CanMEDS.

*Family physicians who are not Royal College certified and provide proof of participation in CFPC’s MAINPRO+ program are exempted from this requirement.

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Royal College Services Centre
Telephone: 613-730-6243; toll-free 1-800-461-9598

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