About Membership

View a list of membership categories and fees.

CategoryDefinitionRenewal CME/CPD Requirements
Active Licensed Physician in good standing, engaged in the practice of family medicineAnnually at the member’s birth month.  250 credits (total of Mainpro-M1, M2 and/or C) must be submitted in each 5 year cycle; at least 125 must be Mainpro-M1 and/or Mainpro C
Resident Physician enrolled in an approved postgraduate training program Annually each July. Terminates upon ceasing to be enrolled in an approved postgraduate training program.N/A
Sustaining This category is being phased out. However, members in this group prior to 2009 may continue with this status. Licensed Physician in good standing who is not actively engaged in providing medical care to patients, but who is engaged in a medically related field.Annually at the member’s birth month.Sustaining members (from January 1, 2005 - 2008): Same as "Active" (prior to January 1, 2005): submission of CME/CPD credits highly recommended but not mandatory
SeniorLicensed Physician in good standing, aged 65 or over who has been a member in good standing for at least the 10 consecutive years immediately prior, engaged in providing medical care to patients or in a medically related field.Annually at the member’s birth month.Same as "Active"
RetiredPhysician who is not actively engaged in providing medical care to patients or actively involved in a medically related field.Annually at the member’s birth month.N/A
Affiliate SpecialistA Licensed Physician in good standing, who holds Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or other recognized certifying body outside the College and whose primary practice is in a specialty other than family medicine.Annually at the member’s birth month.Same as “Active.” Credits from equivalent programs (e.g. Royal College) may be submitted in lieu of Mainpro.
StudentIndividual enrolled in a Canadian university faculty of medicine undergraduate program leading to the MD degree.Annually each July. Terminates upon ceasing to be enrolled in an approved undergraduate training program.N/A
AssociateMembers of the public who are serving or have served as Directors of the National Board of the College or allied health professionals or other non-physicians who work in collaboration with family physicians or academic departments of family medicine.Annually at the member's enrollment month.N/A

 

The CFPC Board has approved membership for international medical graduates who are enrolled in a Provincial Ministry of Health and/or university approved assessment/training program leading to the obtention of a license to practice. To be eligible for membership, these physicians must demonstrate that they are enrolled in such a program by providing (i) a letter from their Program Director, (ii) proof of an educational license and (iii) a $57 membership fee payment.

Special consideration is available on request to Active members who are either working part-time (less than twenty hours per week, with no other source of professional income) or who will be absent from practice for a period longer than four months. Reasons for practice absence include maternity or other parental leave, illness, disability, or absence from the country for work-related activities. Sabbatical leave does not qualify. The reduced fee will be 66 2/3% of the National Active membership fee and is pro-rated according to the requested time period. Members must apply annually to receive a reduced fee. Please contact us for further information.

Family physicians whose main practice or residence is in another country are eligible for CFPC membership as an “out-of-country” member.

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