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Accreditation & Certification

The Office of Continuing Professional Development is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all CME/CHE activities, whether live or web-based, that are approved for credits related to the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). One of the critical functions of this office is ensuring that programs meet the educational and ethical requirements of our accreditors who grant us the right to award study credits to those who attend programs. The staff at Continuing Professional Development is knowledgeable about the required educational, financial and logistical processes required for development of CME/CHE activities.

The CPD Office offers two service models for accreditation of CME/CHE activities:

Model 1: Co-development of program, with accreditation / certification services

The Office of Continuing Professional Development co-develops programming in full partnership with various entities from the beginning to the end of the program planning process, which ends in an evaluation. Accreditation / certification services are included in this model. As a part of this partnership, conferencing support may be extended. Administrative support is not available on a separate or stand-alone basis.

Model 2: Accreditation / certification services only

The Office of Continuing Professional Development is an accreditation and certification granting entity and the services for this process may be purchased on a stand-alone basis.

If you wish to pursue the development of an accredited CME/CHE program, please contact us.

CFPC Certification Criteria

The program must meet the following criteria as mandated by the CFPC:

  • The program must be based on information obtained through a needs assessment.
  • The program must be 25% interactive.
  • There must be an evaluation of the program.
  • There must be objectives written for participants to review prior to the delivery of the program.
  • There must be a member of the CFPC that has had significant input at the planning stage of the program.

RCPSC Accreditation Criteria

The program must meet the following criteria as mandated by the RCPSC:

  • The program must be based on information obtained through a needs assessment.
  • The program must be 25% interactive or be a small group of less than 16 persons.
  • There must be an evaluation of the program.
  • There must be objectives written for participants to review prior to the delivery of the program.
  • There must be a member of the RCPSC that has had significant input at the planning stage of the program.

Click the following links according to your accreditation / certification needs:

CFPC Mainpro+ Credit Application:

Royal College MOC Credit Application:

Additional Forms:

Tools:

*Please Note:

  • We will review all applications within a 6 week period though we will do our best to review them in a shorter timeframe when needed (some exceptions do apply)
  • 2 and 3 credit per hour certification applications need to be directed to CFPC but we can assist with the application process

Thank you for your interesting in having your program accredited by the Office of Continuing Professional Development at Queen’s University. Accredited programs and conferences contribute to the rigor of Health Science Education and provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to keep their skills current.  Programs accredited by Queen’s offer a layer of distinction to participants and endorse a commitment to academic merit. After the receipt and notification of a successful accreditation application, organizations are permitted to use the University’s name and logo to promote their program.

All programs are reviewed by an in-house accreditation specialist to verify that they meet the criteria of the following bodies:

 

Please note the following changes for the respective colleges:

  

CFPC

 Mainpro+

The College of Family Physicians of Canada launched the new MAINPRO+® on June 27, 2016. For more information, please click here.

 

 

RCPSC

New minimum of 25 credits in each section of the MOC Program

Beginning with new (or next) MOC cycles starting on or after January 1, 2014, all Fellows and MOC Program participants will be required to complete a minimum of 25 credits in each section of the MOC Program during their new 5-year MOC cycle. The annual minimum of 40 credits and a cycle overall minimum of 400 credits are still applicable. For additional information, please click here.