As an Accredited CPD Provider, designated by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), COS develops, approves and delivers activities for CPD credits under Section 1 and Section 3 of the RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

Working in collaboration with physician organizations, universities, industry partners, our members and other stakeholders, COS develops and accredits CPD activities based on the educational needs of ophthalmologists across the country. These activities will bring the latest developments on best practices in ophthalmology clinical practice and research.

National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities

The intent of the National Standard for Support of Commercial Support of Accredited CPD Activities (the Standard) is to safeguard the integrity of accredited CPD activities from the influence of sponsoring organizations that could lead to bias. The Standard applies to all situations where financial and in-kind support is accepted to contribute to the development, delivery and/or evaluation of accredited CPD activities. Adherence to the Standard is required for the approval of all accredited CPD activities.

Accreditation Fees

Section 1 Activities

  • Activity budget of less than $15,000: $700 + HST
  • Activity budget of $10,000 to $50,000: $2,000 + HST
  • Activity budget of $50,000 to $100,000: $3,000 + HST
  • Activity budget of more than $100,000*: $5,000 + HST

*Activities with an activity budget of more than $100,000 will be assessed on the level of complexity of the activity and the accreditation fee may increase depending on the complexity. Any increase would be determined by the COS in consultation with the applicant.

Section 3 Activities
Online Self-Assessment Program

  • 1-year accreditation: $3,000
  • 2-year accreditation: $4,000
  • 3-year accreditation: $5,000

Late Fees

Should an application be submitted for review less than four (4) weeks from the activity’s start date, the accreditation fee doubles. This increase covers the costs associated with the expedited accreditation review process.

NOTE: COS will invoice the physician organization once the program application has been processed. Accreditation fees are non-refundable.

How to Get Your CPD Activity Accredited


Are you a Physician Organization?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I’m not sure

A physician organization is defined by the Royal College as a not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, its specialist physician members through continuing professional development, provision of health care and/or research.

Is your proposed activity RCPSC Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3?

  • Section 1
  • Section 2
  • Section 3
  • I’m not sure

Is your activity Self-Assessment or a Simulation Program?

  • Simulation
  • Self-Assessment
  • I’m not sure

Still have questions? Contact the COS at [email protected] or by phone: 1-800-267-5763