Mainpro+ serves three key functions:
- To provide CPD participation guidelines and standards
- To help participants track their CPD participation conveniently
- To ensure the delivery of high-quality, ethical CPD programming through a rigorous peer-review certification process
To maintain your CFPC membership or your Non-Member Mainpro+ Participant (NMMP) status, you must meet the following requirements:
|Membership or Participation Type||General Credit Requirements||Certified Credit Requirements||Non-Certified Credit Limitations|
|Practising||Submit a minimum of 250 credits in each five-year cycle.
Submit at least 25 credits each year (either certified or non-certified).
|At least 125 of the 250 credits must be Mainpro+ certified.||Up to 125 of the 250 credits may be non-certified.|
Members with optional CPD participation
|Membership or Participation Type||General Credit Requirements|
|Learner – International medical graduate (IMG) and Resident||Access to the Mainpro+ system is available, but participation in the program is voluntary.|
There are two credit categories:
- Certified credits: Activities that are formally reviewed and approved by the CFPC as meeting standards for certified CPD provide certified credits.
- Non-certified credits: Activities that are not formally reviewed but comply with the College’s definition of CPD, are non-promotional, and provide valuable professional learning opportunities can be used for non-certified credits.
|Activity Categories||Certified Activities
Mainpro+® participants must earn at least
125 certified credits during a reporting cycle.
All non-certified activities are eligible for one
non-certified credit per hour of participation.
Industry-sponsored (e.g., pharmaceutical) meetings that do not bear the CFPC certification statement are not eligible for any type of Mainpro+ credits.
Mainpro+ remedial cyclesOver the years our members have told us the single most important question they have is:
What happens if I do not meet the requirements?
Any CFPC member or NMMP who does not meet the credit requirements of their five-year cycle will be placed in a two-year remedial cycle. During this time:
- The use of all applicable CFPC Special Designations (e.g., CCFP, MCFP, FCFP, and CACs) will be suspended
- Cycle and Special Designation status updates will be reported to the appropriate licensing body
- All entries will require documentation (proof of participation or certificate of attendance) to be uploaded at the time of credit entry and are subject to review and approval by the CFPC
For example: If your two-year remedial cycle began on July 1, 2020 (with an end date of June 30, 2022), and you were able to earn and report 50 certified credits and 50 non-certified credits by February 1, 2021, your new cycle would be:
- Start date: July 1, 2020
- End date: June 30, 2025
- Cycle summary: 50 certified and 50 non-certified credits