Cadmium Accreditation

University of Toronto faculty members in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health are eligible to submit programs for accreditation / certification for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), American Medical Association, and the European Union of Medical Specialist credits.

The application and review process ensures that University of Toronto accredited CPD programs achieve high educational rigor and are aligned with ethical standards that meet the Policy on Sponsorship Support of University of Toronto Accredited Programs.

As per the Royal College and the CFPC, it is not permissible to publicize programs with any accreditation information, nor indicate that an application has been submitted or pending approval, prior to formal notification of approval through CPD.

Returning Program Directors

Log into your existing account on the CPD Accreditation Application System.

Once logged in, please duplicate the previous year’s application or create a new application.

Please ensure that any previous reviewer feedback is addressed in the upcoming program and detailed in the application. Should returning Program Directors need support in addressing feedback, they are invited to meet with a CPD Education Consultant.

New Program Directors & Conference Chairs

You are required to meet with a CPD Education Consultant for an overview of the accreditation requirements and support in program development, design and best practices in CPD program excellence. Education Consults are offered online and at no cost. Please contact Karma Farah to arrange for a consultation.

Prior to starting the application, and before your Education Consult, you will need to create a University of Toronto CPD Accreditation Application System Account.

Accreditation Timeline, Fees, and Late Charges

Application Deadline

The deadline to submit fully complete applications is 10 weeks prior to the program start date. Applicants are encouraged to submit well in advance of the deadline as once approval is granted, the program will be promoted on the U of T CPD and CFPC event listing (if desired).

Applications submitted after the deadline will be subject to late fees.

Accreditation Fees

Fees are assessed as follows:

  • 10% of the registration fee (with a minimum of $5/registrant and a maximum of $25/registrant)
  • the minimum accreditation fee is $750

Accreditation fees are assessed after the conclusion of the program and the submission of the required registrant list. The fee applies to ALL registrants, including physicians, residents, and fellows, as well as all other registrant categories/professionals.

A flat registration fee applies to: national and international societies, programs fully-funded by the Ministry of Health, and faculty development or research programs with a registration fee. Flat fees will be invoiced upon approval of the application.

Accreditation fees are waived for faculty development and research-based programs that have no registration fee.

Application Tools and Resources

Further Questions?

If you have any questions about the application process do not hesitate to contact:

Karma Farah
Accreditation Coordinator

Forgot your application access details?

Please contact our accreditation team.