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.

    A non-refundable deposit must accompany your application package; an invoice will be forwarded upon receipt of your application package. If the application is approved, the deposit will be applied against the full accreditation fee and you will be invoiced for the balance.
    Please note that review of an application does guarantee approval.


    (Section 1 & Section 3)
    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.
    If additional funding agreements are required:

    • $1,500 grant administration fee each
    $2,000 $300 $1,000

    CPD activity toolkit

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    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.)

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