Are You Aware That
There are now six (6) criteria that are applied to all CPD programs seeking Mainpro+ certification (CFPC).

A series of requirements pertaining to each criterion allows those with the task of reviewing programs to assess each application in an objective fashion, and to assign credit values appropriately to programs meeting minimum certification requirements.

Based on the total Quality Criteria score achieved at submission, programs will be approved for Mainpro+ certification at one credit per hour, two credits per hour, or three credits per hour.

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There are now six (6) different types of levels of credits dedicated to a CPD Program?

Are You Aware That
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has three recognized continuing professional development (CPD) credit categories?
• Group Learning
• Self Learning
• Assessment

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Mainpro+ Categories

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According to the new CFPC regulations
  • Two- and three-credits-per-hour programs must be developed by or in collaboration with a not-for-profit physician organization, as defined by the CFPC.
  • Specifically, a physician organization is a not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, family physicians through any of the following activities:
  • Continuing professional development
  • Provision of health care
  • Research
This definition includes, but is not necessarily limited, to the following:
  • CFPC National and Chapter Offices
  • Universities/faculties of medicine (including university CPD offices)
  • Hospital departments or divisions
  • National medical societies
  • Medical associations
  • Medical academies
  • Physician research organizations (eg, Canadian' Heart Research Centre)
  • Health branch of the Canadian Forces

This definition excludes pharmaceutical companies or their advisory groups, medical and surgical supply companies, communication companies, and other for-profit organizations and ventures/activities.

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CPFC has amended their entire process for evaluating a CPD Program submission?
– No more Mainpro-M1 – No more Mainpro-C – No more Mainpro-M2

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Are you aware of the new National Standard for the development and delivery of accredited continuing professional development (CPD) activities for physicians in Canada which was issued March 1, 2016?
(Ottawa, March 1, 2016) – The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) have jointly released a national standard for the development and delivery of accredited continuing professional development (CPD) activities for physicians in Canada.

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Over 47 medical organizations, across Canada, developed these standards through consultative process?

Are You Aware That
even though the deadline to apply the new the National Standards is January 1st, 2018, but that the majority of medical societies have already put the new standards into place?