The Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to provide continuing professional development (CPD), and to accredit and co-develop group learning events and self-assessment programs with other physician and non-physician organizations.
As an accredited CPD provider of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the CAPM&R can review and accredit Section 1 and Section 3 (Self-Assessment Program & Simulation) activities and can engage in co-development projects with non-physician organizations. The CAPM&R will be pleased to offer you with assistance in organizing and accrediting your meeting with us.
The CAPM&R, as a Royal College-accredited CPD provider, maintains high standards in continuing professional development. Royal College-accredited CPD providers are organizations that have successfully been assessed against a defined set of accreditation standards. Through our accreditation program, we work with a variety of partners to develop and deliver relevant and timely interactive programs. We evaluate and can accredit programs by both physician and non-physician organizations (in Pathology and/or all medical specialties).
The criteria by which we assess and accredit programs are set out by the Royal College, and have recently been updated in January 2018.
CAPM&R will consider for accreditation these kinds of group learning events and self-assessment programs:
- Those developed by a physician organization.
- Those developed by a non-physician organization if co-developed with a physician organization.
(Section 1 & Section 3)
|TOTAL FEE||NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION DEPOSIT||PROVISIONAL APPROVAL* FEE||LATE FEE**|
|Physician organization (No Educational Grants)||Section 1 Approval||$600||$300||$300||$300|
|Physician organization with Educational Grants||Section 1 Approval||$1,000||$500||$300||$300|
|Physician organization||Section 3 Approval||$1,250||$500||$300||$300|
|Non-physician organization||Educational co-development to include representation from both scientific planning committees at the onset and to completion.||
Plus $375 for each recurring event.
CPD activity toolkit
Resources for developing or reviewing an activity
Are you planning to develop a continuing professional development (CPD) activity for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program credit? Or are you an accredited CPD provider being asked to review a CPD activity for accreditation?
In order for an activity to be eligible for accreditation, it must be developed by a physician organization and approved by a Royal College accredited CPD provider.
The Royal College created the CPD activity toolkit to help accredited CPD providers review activities; and to help developers of educational activities who want to create quality programs.
Each topic in the toolkit includes explanations, practical examples and other resources.
In the toolkit
- Accreditation of CPD activities
- International accreditation agreements
- Frequently Asked Questions
Definition of terms
|Term||Royal College definition|
|Co-development||The process by which two or more organizations, at least one of which must be a physician organization, prospectively collaborate to develop and implement an accredited educational activity, learning resource or tool.|
|Educational grant||The mechanism by which a sponsor provides support to a CPD organizer for a specific educational activity, learning resource or tool.|
|Physician organization||A physician organization is a not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, its specialist physician members.|
|Sponsor||A sponsor is an individual, group, corporation or organization who contributes funds, goods or services to support accredited educational activities, learning resources or tools.|
|Sponsorship||Sponsorship is the process by which individuals, groups, corporations or organizations provide support (financial or in-kind contributions) to a CPD organizer to support an accredited educational activity, learning resource or tool.|
|Tagging||The linking or alignment of a sponsor’s name to a specific educational session within an accredited group learning activity.|
|Transparency||To provide transparency means to clearly disclose, divulge or make known. (The opposite of transparency is ambiguity.)|