Section 1 (Group Learning)

Section 1 – Group Learning

Group learning activities held in Canada — such as conferences, workshops and seminars — must be reviewed by a Royal College-accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider to be approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Section 1 credits. This applies to all face-to-face group learning activities, as well as web-based group learning activities.

To be eligible for accreditation, an activity must be developed by a physician organization.

To submit an application for approval of Section I credits, please complete the application Section 1 Group Learning Application Form (click below to download application).
Section 1 fees are outlined below:

Medical organization with no private sector funding with less than 30 participants
$113* Non-refundable Application Fee
$113* Approval

Medical organization with no private sector funding with less than 200 participants
$113* Non-refundable Application Fee
$339* Approval

Medical organization with funding from private sector where CAGS could be represented on the planning committee
$339* Non-refundable Application Fee
$1,695* Approval

Non-physician organization; educational co-development where CAGS would be represented on planning committee
$1,695* Non-refundable Application Fee
$8,475* Approval
Note HST is included in all above amounts

Section 1 Application Form

Download the CAGS Section 1 and Section 3 Policy and Procedure Manual

Click here for Manual

Please submit the application form via email to cags@cags-accg.ca with the required fees (noted above and in forms above) payable by cheque.  Please make cheques payable to Canadian Association of General Surgeons.
For credit card payments please call the CAGS office at 613-882-6510

Applications can also be mailed to: CAGS, Station B, Box 1428, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5R4

*Allow up to 4 weeks for processing, and  be sure to submit your application in enough time to meet the processing time or the application may be rejected.