Section 3 (Accredited Self Assessment)

Self Assessment Programs
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.

Credits can only be claimed under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program if the self-assessment program has been approved by a Royal College-accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider. CAGS is such a provider.

In order for an activity to be eligible for accreditation, it must be developed by a physician organization

Section 3 –  Self-Assessment Program (SAP)

To submit an application for Section 3 accreditation, please submit the following documents:

Section 3 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 with the required fees (noted in Manual – download 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, 233 Argyle Ave, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON  K2P 1B8

*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.