Accreditation Forms and Templates

National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities

The National Standard for the accreditation of Mainpro+ and Maincert applications came into effect January 1, 2018. Key changes under the National Standard include (but are not limited to):

  • New Conflict of Interest Disclosure requirements
  • A formal written agreement with sponsors (financial and in-kind)
  • Submission of the sponsorship prospectus (if applicable)
  • Submission of a summarized Needs Assessment (if one was completed)

Effective immediately all applications must comply with the new standard. All application forms and templates have been updated to meet the standard. Previous versions of these documents, including Conflict of Interest Disclosure forms, will not be accepted. To learn how the standard will impact your application, please read the following:

Application Forms

One-credit-per-hour Application Forms

Please send either ONE or BOTH Application Forms depending on the target audience for your group learning event:

CFPC MainPro+ (credits for Family Physicians) Standards | Application

RCPSC MAINCERT Section 1 (credits for Specialists) Standards | Application

Maincert Section 3 Application Forms

Self-Assessment Program (SAP) Standards | Development Template | Application

Simulation-based Learning Activities Standards | Application

Maincert Section 1 Self Accreditation

Rounds, Journal Clubs and Small Group Learning Activities under Section 1 of the RCPSC MOC Framework can be 'self-accredited' by the organizing "Physician Organization" institution. Application Process

Supporting Documentation

Application Checklist (PDF)

Agenda - Requirements and Template (DOC)

Budget Template (XLS)

Certificate of Attendance Template (DOC)

COI Disclosure Form (DOC)

Course Director Agreement (DOC)

Participant Evaluation Template for Multiple Speakers (DOC)

Participant Evaluation Template for Single Speaker (DOC)

Speaker Communication Template (DOC)

Sponsorship Agreement (DOC)

Additional Requirements for Mainpro+ Applications

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Slides

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) now requires a 3 slide disclosure at ALL Mainpro+ certified events. These include:

  • Full disclosure of sponsorship funding received for the program.
  • Outline of how potential conflicts of interest resulting from sponsorship funding or relations between speakers/planning committee members and industry have been resolved.
  • Conflict of interest disclosure for each speaker and planning committee member.

Additional Resources

3-slide COI Disclosure template

Job Aid with suggestions on how planning committees can mitigate conflicts of interest

Mainpro+® Certification Standards: Standards for CPD Program Providers

Content Review for Programs on Opioids and/or Medical Marijuana/Dried Cannabis

A review process is in place to apply for MainPro+ credits for programs or presentations on topics related to prescribing opioids and medicinal marijuana/dried cannabis. This process does not apply to Maincert applications.

When submitting an application for a program which includes opioids, please submit the title and overall objectives for the presentation in question. The speaker should also provide a statement confirming if their presentation will include discussion on the prescribing and dosing of opioids. If it does, they should also confirm that they are not recommending dosing higher than the 2017 Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.

When submitting an application for a program which includes medical marijuana/dried cannabis, please submit the title and overall objectives for the presentation in question. The speaker should also provide a statement confirming if their presentation will address prescribing medical marijuana to patients or if it focuses on recreational use and its side effects.

Once this information is received you will be advised if full content review is required or not.

Should a presentation require expert content review, the full presentation will need to be submitted at least one month prior to the event. The fee is $250 per hour. If content review is required it must be completed before program accreditation can be granted.

Additional Information

Submission of an Application

Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to

Complete submission packages should be received no later than 4 weeks in advance of your program date. Applications received later than this will incur additional charges.

Planners cannot advertise that an event has been accredited until an application has been approved.  

Planners cannot state that 'accreditation is pending' on their promotional materials.

CPD cannot accredit activities retroactively.

Planning Committee Members

Planning committees must include a minimum of 3 members of the target audience. Administrative staff cannot be counted as one of these 3, unless administrative staff are included in the target audience. Planning committee composition:

For Mainpro+ certified group learning activities, there must be a minimum of 1 member of the CFPC.

For Mainpro+ certified online programs, there must be a minimum of 3 members of the CFPC.

For Maincert Section 1 programs, there must be a minimum of 1 member of the RCPSC. 


Logos and branding which reflect the acceptable physician organization developing, or co-developing, the program should be used consistently on all documentation.

Programs developed, or co-developed, by a clinical department or educational unit of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University must comply with the school’s branding guidelines. More information

Financial Notes

Application fees are assessed once an application has been received in full.

HST is applicable on all tuition fees and educational grants associated with continuing education events.

All Schulich Medicine continuing educational events must be managed through a Fund 4 project account created through Western University Financial Services. To access the Continuing Education Guidelines and Application Form use Internet Explorer as the file may not be visible in other browsers. View Form