Revalidation, MAINPRO® and Non-Member Mainpro Participants (NMMP)
It is the position of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) that all licensed physicians in Canada must demonstrate, through participation in a recognized revalidation process, their commitment to continued competence in performance. The purpose of revalidation is “[to] reaffirm, in a framework of professional accountability, that physicians’ competence and performance are maintained in accordance with professional standards.”[i]
As provincial licensing authorities that endorse the FMRAC position on revalidation implement quality assurance programs, compliance with the established continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of either the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) has become mandatory for many Canadian physicians. The CFPC Maintenance of Proficiency (MAINPRO®) and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC®) programs have been recognized nationally for providing a framework for CPD that is fair, relevant, inclusive, transferable and formative.
Physicians who participate in Mainpro (Maintenance of Proficiency) are required to engage in, document and provide evidence of satisfactory CPD participation. CFPC members are provided with live support and access to numerous self-directed learning opportunities to help in meeting individual CPD goals. To ensure that all Canadian physicians have the opportunity to meet CPD revalidation requirements, the CFPC has extended access to Mainpro to non-member physicians.
About Non-Member Mainpro Participation
Non-member Mainpro participants (NMMPs) participate in the Mainpro program – however, they do not receive any of the benefits of CFPC membership.
When you register as a non-member Mainpro participant, you will be assigned a five-year Mainpro cycle. During each Mainpro cycle, you must complete and report a minimum of 250 Mainpro credits (a minimum of 125 must be Mainpro-M1 and/or Mainpro-C).
Two important changes to Mainpro credit reporting will occur in January 2013. Learn more about these changes.
Click here to learn more about Mainpro credit categories and eligible activities.
Become a Non-Member Mainpro Participant
To become a non-member Mainpro® participant, apply online.
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