CPD Providers and Planners

Would you like to boost attendance and add value to your CPD activity? Submit your program for Mainpro+® certification today!

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) certifies continuing professional development (CPD) activities for Mainpro+® credit.

  • The CFPC National Committee on Continuing Professional Development (NCCPD) oversees the regulation of Mainpro+ certification
  • Administration is performed at the national level by the CFPC’s Department of Continuing Professional Development and at the provincial level by CFPC Chapter offices

Why Mainpro+ certification?

  1. Certification’s peer-review process ensures all content is relevant to family physicians
  2. Mainpro+ certification demonstrates the provider’s commitment to quality educational programming
  3. More than 30,000 family physicians across Canada require Mainpro+ credits to maintain their CFPC membership

How does Mainpro+ certification work?

All submitted programs are reviewed by one or more family physicians to ensure that they adhere to established criteria and policies and that their content is relevant to family physicians.

Depending on the activity and the type of certification sought, programs might also be subject to ethical review (self-study online programs, and programs funded without for-profit financial or in-kind support are currently exempt from this step). This secondary evaluation ensures that each time a CPD program is offered, it is conducted according to ethical standards and guidelines as established by the CFPC, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D).

Learn more about the ethical review process.

What do I need to submit? How much does it cost? How long does it take?

Complete information regarding certification categories, materials to be submitted, fees, criteria, policies, and timelines can be found within “Understanding Mainpro+ Certification” guide.

How do I apply for Mainpro+ certification?

Applications must be submitted via our online certification program, CERT+. Paper-based applications will not be accepted.


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