CPD accreditation: Self-assessment programs
Self-assessment programs are tools that enable physicians to assess aspects of their knowledge or practice and to identify opportunities to enhance their competence through further learning activities.
Credits can only be claimed under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program if the self-assessment program has been approved by a Royal College-accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider.
In order for an activity to be eligible for accreditation, it must be developed by a physician organization.
Apply for accreditation
Program developers who meet the definition of a physician organization are encouraged to contact a Royal College-accredited CPD provider to obtain the appropriate forms and information (policies, procedures, applicable fees) for having the program reviewed and accredited for MOC credit. The Royal College does not review activities for accreditation.
Be sure to choose an accredited CPD provider based on the target audience of your activity.
Guidelines for self-assessment programs
Self-assessment programs are not tests — they are assessment strategies to help physicians develop an effective continuing professional development plan linked to their professional roles and responsibilities.
- Conferences and workshops
- Rounds, journal clubs and small groups
- Simulation activities
- List of accredited CPD activities
- Accredited CPD provider tools and resources
- CPD Activity Toolkit
CPD Accreditation Coordinator
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Echo Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5N8
Telephone: 613-730-2587; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 367