BEFORE applying please note the following to ensure you are eligible to apply:

•    Read the UBC CPD Planning Guide early in the planning process
•    Only physician organizations are eligible to apply for credits. 
•    Planning commitee must consist of at least 2 physicians.
•    Processing time is: 4-6 weeks. Applicants should plan at least 3 months in advance to prepare in time for review.
•    Applications received less than 2 weeks before the event date will not be accepted.
•    Post-event approval is not permitted.
•    Check the accreditation UPDATES.
•    Review the Standards for Approval and the UBC CPD Support Guidelines (includes commercial and not-for-profit support)
•    Applications from pharmaceutical, medical communications, or for-profit companies will not be accepted.
•    For first-time applicants seeking Mainpro+ only, or Mainpro+ applications for non-UBC events, or applicants with no physician organization please apply directly to the BC Chapter of the CFPC


The online and pdf applications require the same information. Consult the left hand menu or the CPD Planning Guide for more detailed explanations.


Our online application system, Blitzen, is optimized for Chrome or Firefox. Clicking "Save Progress" at the bottom right of the form will generate a unique URL for you to bookmark where all further changes will auto-save.
Once you click "Submit", you will receive payment instructions (see Fees). You will also have the option to
receive a copy of your submission by clicking "Email Copy to Me".



To apply by email, please submit the following to at UBC CPD:

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1. FEES  Application fees due at time of submission.

2. NEW FORMS: January 2019 launch of revised application forms.

These forms reflect the new National Standard which launched last year. (Note the new forms combine the old Essential Info Form + Application.) Use ONE of the following which are applicable to either group learning or assessment credits.

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Application attachments:

4. Budget Include your budget disclosing revenue/funding sources (with or without industry sponsorship) and expenses.

5. Program Evaluation *NEW Aug 1 2018* The required evaluation questions has been reduced from five to three: i) identify whether the content was biased, ii) identify whether learning objectives were met, and iii) reflect on application to practice. OPTIONAL: Asking about barriers and balance, depending on the educational design. The required questions are highlighted in the sample. You may also use our Speaker Evaluation template.

6. Detailed program agenda of event including learner-centered objectives for each session, speakers, topics, start and end times, question and answer/discussion periods, breaks, social events.

7. Program brochure/invitation and registration form, email, or links to website and/or registration.

8. Disclosure Forms of all members of the planning committee (scanned or e-signed). It is fine to use the old version of the disclosure form. Minimum 2 physicians are rquired to make up a scientific planning committee (SPC).

9. Speaker Letter Instructions to speakers regarding accreditation/certification standards for which they are responsible in their presentations.

10. Sponsorship Request Letter (if applicable). Programs seeking sponsorship are required to adhere to the UBC CPD Support Guidelines. When requesting sponsorship, only approved sponsor opportunities outlined in the request letter are permitted.

11. Certificate containing all required information and physician organization logo (and co-developer if applicable).

As of Jan 1 2019, aslo required:
12. Needs Assessment The tools used to deveop the needs assessment are required to be submitted with applications. This requirement is to show how the needs assessment was used to identify the needs for the CPD activity.

13. Sponsorship Agreement (if applicable) Programs seeking sponsorship are required to adhere to the UBC CPD Support Guidelines. Submit a sample sponsorship agreement signed between the physician organization and sponsors. Reminder: all agreements must now be countersigned by the physician organization.


If applying by email, submit your completed PDF application package via email to:
JoAnna Cassie, UBC CPD Accreditation Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine
T: 604 875 4111 x24616

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