Continuing Professional Development

As per section 2-6 of the College Bylaws under the Health Professions Act, all registrants must comply with requirements for continuing professional development (CPD), which requires the registrant to enroll in and be compliant with CPD expectations of either the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). 

In lieu of the RCPSC and CFPC, physicians who are currently certified by and comply with maintenance of certification requirements with the American Boards of Medical Specialties (ABMS) are considered compliant with the above expectation.

Currently physicians who do surgical assisting only (no pre and post-operative care) are exempt from the CPD requirement.