Accrediting your education activity
As an accredited provider, the CPS is able to accredit continuing professional development activities from outside organizations. The CPS Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD-Cmte) accredits programs falling under:
Section 1 - Group Learning - Includes conferences, rounds, journal clubs or small-group activities that adhere to Royal College standards. Accredited group learning activities can occur face-to-face or web-based (online).
Section 3 – Assessment (self) - Provides data with feedback to individual physicians regarding their current knowledge base to enable the identification of needs and the development of future learning opportunities relevant to their practice.
All submitted programs are reviewed by a CPD-Cmte member to ensure adherence to established criteria and policies of the Maintenance of Certification program.
Physician or non-physician organization may apply to the CPS to have their educational activity accredited.
Physician organizations wishing to have their event approved for Section 1 or Section 3 MOC credits simply submit the appropriate application form to the CPS for review and approval. Applications must be submitted at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the course. A rush fee of $300 will be added to applications received after this time.
Non-physician organizations wishing to co-develop an educational activity with the CPS must contact the Society at the “idea” stage of the project. The CPS will determine whether the activity fits within its educational priorities and assign a member representative or planning committee to develop the content. For more information, review the Guidelines for CPS Co-development of Section 1 Accredited Group Learning Activities and contact the CPS Education Department at email@example.com. The CPS will not co-develop educational activities that have already been developed.
Physician organizations are not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, specialist physicians through: continuing professional development; provision of health care; and/or Research. This definition includes (but is not limited to) the following groups: Faculties of medicine, Hospital departments or divisions, medical (specialty) societies, medical associations, medical academies, physician research organizations, health authorities not linked to government agencies.
Non-physician organizations include pharmaceutical companies or their advisory groups, medical supply and surgical supply companies, communication companies, or other for profit organizations and ventures/activities.
Feb 13 2013