Accreditation

Accreditation

Are you a Physician Organization?

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada will only accredit continuing professional development (CPD) activities that have been developed by a physician organization. Please check on the definition of 'Physician Organization' before preparing your application.


Learning Events cannot be accredited retrospectively

Statements on any promotional materials indicating that an activity is “pending approval” are strictly prohibited. Applications submitted within 30 business days of the learning event will be levied a late fee. Applications submitted within two weeks or 10 business days of the learning event will not be reviewed. Additional fee payments may apply for complex application reviews. The CME & PD Office reserves the right to ask for additional documentation to verify administrative, educational and/or ethical standards have been met.

Learning Events

1. Learning events developed by Physician Organizations can be reviewed and approved by the Office of CME & PD for: 

  • RCPSC MOC Section 1 group learning activities
  • RCPSC MOC Section 3 self-assessment programs
  • RCPSC MOC Section 3 simulation activities 

2. If you are seeking to co-develop a program with The Office of CME&PD, contact cme@ucalgary.ca

3. If you are a University of Calgary applicant seeking assistance with accreditation for CFPC Mainpro+, contact cme@ucalgary.ca

4. If you are not a University of Calgary applicant and are seeking accreditation for CFPC Mainpro+, click here

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Application Checklist

Use the application checklist to organize and send with your application materials. 

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Needs Assessment Summary

Identify the educational needs of the target audience and provide a summary document. 

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Program/Schedule

Provide - the Program/Schedule and include learner-centred objectives for both the overall program and for each session, speakers, topics, start and end times, interactive learning activities, breaks and social events.

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CanMEDS Roles

Review the CanMEDS Roles to determine the competencies for your program. Please select the appropriate competencies within the application.

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Budget

Provide the budget using the CME Budget Template

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Sponsor Letter and Written Agreement

Provide these documents with your application (if applicable).

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms

Provide a sample of the Conflict of Interest form.

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Brochure/Promotional Materials

Provide all promotional materials, i.e. brochures, invitations, emails, website links. Brochures, agendas or programs must detail the topics, learning objects, speaker details, date and location of the event.

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Certificate of Attendance

Provide certificate template for the program 

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Fee Payment Form and Payment

  • The University of Calgary does not accept and will not process credit card information sent through email or phone.
  • A $250 late fee applies to applications submitted within 30 business days of the event.
  • Fax Fee Payment Form with credit card and IDB payment to (403) 270 - 2330
  • Fees are not refunded for applications not approved or withdrawn after submission
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Email

Email cme@ucalgary.ca with the subject line: Accreditation Application. Ensure you attach the checklist, application, and separate PDFs for each section of the supporting documents

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Fax

Fax the fee payment form to our confidential fax line at (403) 270-2330

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Receipt

Receipt of your application will be confirmed. Missing documentation or revisions may be required.

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Status

You will be notified of the status of your application by email. 

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Letter of Approval

Successful applications will receive a letter of approval.

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RCPSC Notification

The Office of CME&PD will notify the RCPSC of your accredited event. 

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Certificate of Attendance

The applicant is responsible for providing the Certificate of Attendance to participants. 

Accreditation Resources


National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Acivities

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RCPSC - CPD Accreditation Resources

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CFPC - CPD Accreditation Resources

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Guide to Grand Round Accreditation

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ACFP - CPD Accreditation Resources

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Guide to Writing Multiple Choice Questions

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Accreditation Statements

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