Proposed Changes to Registration Policy
Proposals would reduce barriers for physicians who obtained CFPC certification without examination
Council approved an amended policy for circulation that will remove barriers to licensure for physicians who obtained College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) certification without examination.
The proposed changes are the result of CPSO’s efforts to review its registration policies, evaluating whether additional registration pathways to improve access for IEPs seeking license to practise independently in Ontario can be explored.
Currently, CFPC grants a certification without examination to family physicians who have recognized training and certification from a number of approved jurisdictions outside Canada: Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom and United States.
CPSO proposes removing the supervision and assessment requirements for physicians who received certification without examination by CFPC and have not obtained the LMCC or completed the MCCQE Part 1.
The Recognition of Certification Without Examination Issued by CFPC policy, if approved, would grant the physicians a scope-limited restricted certificate of registration to practise independently in Ontario.
|Physician Category||Current Route and License||Proposed Route and License|
|Physicians with CFPC certification without examination||Scenario 1: Physicians who have CFPC certification without examination and have completed an acceptable qualifying examination are granted a restricted certificate to practise with a supervisor and/or mentor until the completion of an assessment after a minimum of one year of practice.||Scenario 1: Physicians who have CFPC certification without examination are granted a restricted certificate to practise independently without supervision and assessment,
limited to scope of practice.
|Scenario 2: Physicians who have CFPC certification without examination and have completed MCCQE1&2 or obtained the LMCC are granted an independent practice certificate.||Scenario 2: Physicians who have CFPC certification without examination and have completed MCCQE1 or obtained the LMCC are granted an independent practice certificate.|