The CPD Program is authorized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RC) to assign “Maintenance of Certification” Section 1 and Section 3 credits for all continuing education for Specialist Physicians that meet its standards. We can also approve “Mainpro+” credits on behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), but only for those programs in which we work as close educational partners.

Royal College

The application must represent a physician organization, defined by the RC as “a not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, its specialist physician members through continuing professional development, provision of health care and/or research.”

Applications are due six weeks prior to the event, and an accreditation fee is charged.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Mainpro+ one credit per hour event certification may be granted by CPD Medicine only for programs in which approved CPD Medicine faculty are substantially involved in ALL stages of planning the event. Other programs need to be accredited for family physicians by the Manitoba College of Family Physicians. If you would like to partner with us in this way, please contact our Education Director at 204-789-3241 before starting your program planning. We are pleased to partner on events that meet our strategic goals in the Rady FHS.

College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba recognizes learning activities that have been accredited by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (MOC) and/or The College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro+).

Pharmacists can claim these continuing medical education programs as accredited learning by selecting the appropriate accrediting body in the member’s online Professional Development Log.

Accreditation Requirements

Specific program requirements are described on the websites of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Royal College of Physicians of Surgeons of Canada, and College of Pharmacists of Manitoba but in summary:

  • The planning committee must be representative of the target audience and include a member of the Royal College or CFPC
  • The scientific planning committee may have control over all aspects of the program
  • The program must include an assessment of needs of the target audience
  • The program must have learning objectives that address the identified needs
  • At least 25% of the total education time must be devoted to interactive learning
  • The program must be evaluated
  • The program must meet ethical standards for continuing professional development

For further information, please contact the CPD Medicine Program, part of the Office of Continuing Competency and Assessment at 204-789-3660.