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​​Continuing Professional Development

We seek accreditation for selected offerings as evidence of our commitment to:

  • meet nationally approved educational standards
  • provide study credits for maintenance of certification
  • ongoing quality improvement

The quality of our offerings continues to be validated through accreditation by:

  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL)

Important update (June 14, 2017)

For members who have opted for automatic credit transfer to CFPC, we are pleased to share that Mainpro+ credits for POEMs, CMAJ, DynaMed Plus, InfoPratique and the MAiD foundational online course, for the time period of June 20 2016-March 31, 2017, have now been uploaded to your Mainpro+ holding area. To finalize the credit entry process, you must do the following:

  1. Login to your Mainpro+ account.
  2. Click Holding Area in the top menu, or select the activity from the Incomplete CPD Activities section on your main dashboard.
  3. Select the activity from the Holding Area or Incomplete CPD Activities section.
  4. Answer questions 1–6 in the Impact Assessment Questionnaire.
  5. Click Submit.

Mainpro+ credits will not be applied to your account until these steps are complete.

For questions related to Mainpro+, contact CFPC at or 1-800-387-6197 ext 560.

For questions related to Continuing Professional Development for CMA members, contact the Member Service Centre at or 1-888-855-2555.

We apologize for the extended processing time and thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about our automatic credit transfer schedule, visit our Automatic credit transfer process page.

  CFPC Certification RCPSC Accreditation CCHL Accreditation
PLI physician leadership courses Mainpro+® Group Learning — 1 hr = 1 creditMOC (Section 1) — 1 hr = 1 creditMOC 1 hr = 1 credit
CMAJ CPDMainpro+ certified Self-Learning — 0.5 credits for each article (only selected articles qualify)
Mainpro+- non-certified Self-Learning — 1 hr reading = 1 credit
MOC (Section 2) — 1 credit per article N/A
CMAJ Open CPD Mainpro+ non-certified Self-Learning — 1 hr reading = 1 credit MOC (Section 2) — 1 credit per article N/A
DynaMed PlusMainpro+ certified Self-Learning — 0.5 credit MOC (Section 2) — 0.5 credit N/A
POEMs by Essential Evidence Plus Mainpro+ certified Self-Learning — 0.1 credit per article MOC (Section 2) — 0.25 credit per article N/A
InfoPratiqueMainpro+ certified Self-Learning – 0.5 creditN/A N/A
Medical assistance in dying – online foundational moduleMainpro+ certified Self-Learning – 1.5 creditsMOC (Section 1) — 1.5 study creditsN/A

Provisions for US/Canadian reciprocal credits
Bilateral reciprocal accreditation agreements exist with the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.