CPD accreditation: Simulation-based learning activities

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.

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

What is a “physician organization”?

Apply for accreditation

Program developers who meet the definition of a physician organization are encouraged to contact a Royal College-accredited CPD provider to obtain the appropriate forms, policies and procedures or applicable fees for having the program reviewed and accredited for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit.

Click here for a list of Royal College-accredited CPD providers.

Be sure to choose an accredited CPD provider based on the target audience of your activity.

Guidelines for simulation activities

Simulations include a wide range of tools of varying complexity. Simulations may be included as a component of a broader educational program or course, or as a stand-alone simulation program.

Credits can only be claimed under Section 3 of the MOC Program if the simulation activity has been reviewed and approved by a Royal College-accredited CPD provider.

Contact us

CPD Accreditation Coordinator
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Echo Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5N8
Telephone: 613-730-2587; toll-free 1-800-668-3740, ext. 587
Email: cpd-accreditation@royalcollege.ca