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
- Mainpro+ (1 cr/hr) Group Learning
- MOC Section 3 Assessment (Performance Assessment (SIM) or Knowledge Assessment (SAP))
- Mainpro+ (1 cr/hr) 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.
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.
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).
Credit hours for MOC Section 1 and Mainpro+ (1cr/hr) are one credit per hour. Count up the educational hours, subtracting all breaks, lunch, social activities, networking, AGMs, poster viewing, and any unstructured learning time. The result is the number of the credits that a program is granted as the eligible maximum credit amount.
Credit hours for MOC Section 3 are three credits per hour. The educational hours are counted the same way, and the credits are auto-tripled upon entry when they are claimed by the physician in the Royal College portal.
MOC Section 1 and Mainpro+ Group Learning credits are good for one (1) year from activity start date. MOC Section 3 Assessment credits may be approved for up to three (3) years.
Content may be repeated within an accreditation/certification period, but the content may not change post-approval (excluding rounds). New content requires a new application, regardless of the timeframe.
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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