Certificates of Professional Conduct

Individuals requesting a certificate of professional conduct from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC must forward a completed Consent for Certificate of Professional Conduct form to the College.

Requests for certificates for BC health authorities will be processed free of charge; for all other requests a fee of $105 ($100 fee plus $5 GST) will be charged to the registrant's account.

Changes effective April 1, 2019

As much as the Health Professions Act and the College Bylaws allow, effective April 1, 2019 the College will be amending the information provided on a certificate of professional conduct in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada. 

The changes will include

  • a more consistent approach to the reporting of complaints and dispositions,
  • an explanation for any blank sections,
  • a specific date for when the collection of particular types of information commenced, and
  • where known, documentation of a physician's name change, history of findings of guilt or pending charges, and history of professional litigation.

View a sample of the new certificate of professional conduct template here.

To coincide with the release of the new template, the College will release a revised Consent to a Certificate of Professional Conduct form on April 1, 2019. The form must be completed by the physician and returned in its entirety to the College. Both old and new consent forms will be accepted until May 31, 2019. From June 1, 2019 onwards only the new form will be accepted and old forms will be returned.

If you have any questions, please email cpc@cpsbc.ca.