Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program

CAGS is a Royal College-accredited CPD provider and, as such, is responsible for reviewing programs that have been developed or co-developed by physician organizations for credits under Section 1 (group learning) or Section 3 (self-assessment programs or simulation based assessment programs) of the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program is the Royal College’s continuing professional development program for Fellows and health care professionals.


Please use the tabs below to learn more about accrediting a CPD activity.

Group learning activities held in Canada — such as conferences, workshops and seminars.

Step 1

Complete the checklist to determine if the organization planning the activity qualifies as a Physician Organization.

Step 2

If the organization is considered a physician organization:

  • Download the application form and Royal College Standards below

If the organization is NOT a physician organization:

Step 3

Complete the application form and submit to us at cags@cags-accg.ca.  Upon receipt of your application, an invoice for the application fee will be sent to you.

Important Notes:

  • A minimum of four (4) weeks is required for processing of applications.  Applications received less than four (4) weeks prior to the activity start date will be subject to a late fee or potentially returned without review.
  • Accreditation statements, or statements referencing pending accreditation, cannot be used in any marketing materials prior to application review/approval by CAGS.

Application Fees

Notes: The amounts below are subject to HST

Medical organization with no private sector funding with less than 30 participants
$100 – Non-refundable Application Fee 
$100 – On Approval

Medical organization with no private sector funding with more than 30 participants
$100 – Non-refundable Application Fee
$300 – On Approval

Medical organization with funding from private sector
$300 – Non-refundable Application Fee
$1,500 – On Approval

Non-physician organization; educational co-development with CAGS
$1,500 – Non-refundable Application Fee
$7,500 – On Approval

Additional Resources

Royal College Accreditation Toolkit – Each topic in the toolkit includes explanations, practical examples and other resources to assist interested physician organizations in developing an accredited activity.

– From the Toolkit:

Self-assessment programs are tools that enable physicians to assess aspects of their knowledge or practice and to identify opportunities to enhance their competence through further learning activities.

Step 1

Complete the checklist to determine if the organization planning the activity qualifies as a Physician Organization.

Step 2

If the organization is considered a physician organization:

  • Download the application form and Royal College Standards below

If the organization is NOT a physician organization:

Step 3

Complete the application form and submit to us at cags@cags-accg.ca.  Upon receipt of your application, an invoice for the application fee will be sent to you.

Important Notes:

  • A minimum of four (4) weeks is required for processing of applications.  Applications received less than four (4) weeks prior to the activity start date will be subject to a late fee or potentially returned without review.
  • Accreditation statements, or statements referencing pending accreditation, cannot be used in any marketing materials prior to application review/approval by CAGS.

Application Fees

Notes: The amounts below are subject to HST

All physician organizations
$300 – Non-refundable Application Fee
$1200 – On Approval

Non-physician organization; educational co-development with CAGS
Please contact us.

Additional Resources

Royal College Accreditation Toolkit – Each topic in the toolkit includes explanations, practical examples and other resources to assist interested physician organizations in developing an accredited activity.

– From the Toolkit:

Simulation approximates real-life situations, allowing participants to demonstrate (and receive feedback on) their application of knowledge (scientific and tacit), clinical reasoning, communication and problem-solving, as well as their ability to collaborate and work effectively in a health care team.

Step 1

Complete the checklist to determine if the organization planning the activity qualifies as a Physician Organization.

Step 2

If the organization is considered a physician organization:

  • Download the application form and Royal College Standards below

If the organization is NOT a physician organization:

Step 3

Complete the application form and submit to us at cags@cags-accg.ca.  Upon receipt of your application, an invoice for the application fee will be sent to you.

Important Notes:

  • A minimum of four (4) weeks is required for processing of applications.  Applications received less than four (4) weeks prior to the activity start date will be subject to a late fee or potentially returned without review.
  • Accreditation statements, or statements referencing pending accreditation, cannot be used in any marketing materials prior to application review/approval by CAGS.

Application Fees

Please contact us for fee information.

Additional Resources

Royal College Accreditation Toolkit – Each topic in the toolkit includes explanations, practical examples and other resources to assist interested physician organizations in developing an accredited activity.

– From the Toolkit: