Accreditation and Certification

CACME-Accredited | Educational Consultation | During the Review | Processing Time

UBC CPD is a CACME-Accredited Provider

UBC CPD is accredited by and adheres to the standards of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME) and is therefore able to provide CPD study credits to physicians for learning activities on behalf of the Royal College and the CFPC. UBC CPD accredits and certifies hundreds of CPD activities both internal and external to the UBC Faculty of Medicine each year through our Accreditation Office.

UBC CPD can provide the following credit types:

  • MOC Section 1 Group Learning
  • MOC Section 3 Assessment - Performance (SIM) or Knowledge (SAP)
  • Mainpro+ (1 cr/hr) Group Learning or Assessment

Accreditation vs Certification

Accreditation refers to the processes of obtaining RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits. UBC CPD can accredit programs for MOC Section 1 (Group Learning) and MOC Section 3 (Assessment) credits. Certification refers to the processes of obtaining CFPC Mainpro+ credits. UBC CPD can certify programs for Mainpro+ 1 cr/hr (Group Learning) or Mainpro+ 1 cr/hr (Assessment) credits.

Educational Consultation

The UBC CPD Accreditation Coordinator may provide an initial educational consultation to determine the suitability of a type of CPD activity for accreditation and/or certification. A customized overview of processes for developing a program in accordance with the standards can be provided.

Processing Time

Regular processing time is 4 – 6 weeks after receiving a complete application including all attachments and signatures. Please note that any missing elements will delay the process.

Applications received 2 – 4 weeks before the activity are processed as “Expedited” with an additional expedited fee (see fee schedule). Applications received within 10 working days or less of an activity start date cannot be accepted.

Application Review Fees

A non-refundable fee is charged for application reviews (See fee schedule).

During the Review

No reference to MOC or Mainpro+ credits may be made prior to the official approval. Until an application has been approved, it is not permissible to indicate in marketing and communications that credits have been granted, applied for, or pending. The statement "to be advised", or similar, is not permitted.


The summary of yes/no responses to the industry bias question on the evaluations must be forwarded to UBC CPD within three months following the CPD Activity.



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