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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 note: CFPC credit transfer delayed

With the launch of the new Mainpro+® program, the automatic transfer of CPD credits has been delayed owing to technical issues. Credit transfer is normally scheduled quarterly. Credits have not been sent to the CFPC since June 22, 2016, but credits are still being accumulated on cma.ca and can be reviewed under “My CPD activities”. We are working to resolve the issues and will post updates as they become available.

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

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

  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 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.