Introduction to Mainpro+®


Mainpro+® (Maintenance of Proficiency) is the CFPC’s program designed to support and promote family physicians’ continuing professional development (CPD). As part of the CFPC’s commitment to providing quality CPD, Mainpro+ has been enhanced to meet your changing interests and learning requirements.

Mainpro+ serves three key functions:

  • To provide CPD participation guidelines and standards for Canadian family physicians
  • To enable family physicians to conveniently track and monitor their CPD participation
  • To ensure high-quality, ethical CPD programming through a rigorous peer-review certification process

The Mainpro+ system is easier and more intuitive to use. There are new reporting categories that provide opportunities to earn credit for more practice activities, and a new credit reporting platform for entering CPD activities. We invite you to take five minutes to read the brochure and watch the video explaining these and other changes.

Mainpro+ sets the standards for effective CPD for Canadian family physicians

Mainpro+ policies and guidelines are developed by the CFPC National Committee on Continuing Professional Development (NCCPD). The NCCPD has representation from each of the 10 CFPC provincial chapters; to foster collaboration and best-practice sharing, committee meetings also include invited participants (non-voting observers) from organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The NCCPD employs trusted resources, including outcome-based educational research, Canadian quality of health/health care indices, and the National Physician Survey, to guide its work.

Physicians participating in Mainpro+ demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through completion and documentation of personal CPD; individual participation is measured against established minimum participation standards. Mainpro+ is flexible, allowing physicians to engage in CPD relevant to their practice population and individual needs. The online reporting feature allows physicians to monitor CPD progress to date, report CPD participation, and print CPD transcripts—all at the touch of a button.

A well-defined, physician-administered CPD certification process ensures that educational offerings are pertinent and valuable to family physicians, while encouraging educational providers (those developing and hosting CPD events) to offer the most effective programs possible. Mainpro+ certified programs are thoroughly reviewed by trained CFPC member physicians who ascertain that content is appropriate and that the materials and delivery follow established guidelines. To facilitate timely program review, the CFPC offers educational providers the opportunity to apply for Mainpro+ certification online using Cert+.


If you have any questions, please email CPD staff at [email protected] or call 1-800-387-6197 +1, ext 560.

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