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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.

What is 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.

Click here for a list of Royal College-accredited CPD providers.

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.

Contact us

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