Maintenance of Certification

Did You Know…

Did you know that CSIM can accredit your continuing medical education events?

The CSIM is a fully accredited provider under the Maintenance of Certification program.

Our CPD subcommittee is composed of physicians with an in depth knowledge of the Maintenance of Certification program and with several years of experience in both planning and accrediting CME programs for several different specialties.

In order to give us the opportunity to adequately review your program and make any suggestions for improvement, applications should be received eight weeks in advance of the event and preferably before the final program has been printed (this does not include applications in consideration for educational co-development).

If you have a program that you are interested in having accredited, please contact the CSIM at or 613-422-5977.

Activities submitted for approval under Section 1 must meet the requirements for either Option A or B.

Option A: Activities planned by a physician organization or medical organization may be approved without being co-developed.
Option B: Activities planned by non-physician or non-medical organizations must be co-developed by a physician organization, medical organization or an accredited provider.

If you do not meet the criteria in Option A or B, we will not be able to consider your application; the program is ineligible for Section 1 credits.

If you are hoping to have this program co-developed with Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (the accredited provider), CSIM MUST have been involved in the planning process from the beginning. This includes planning, the needs assessment, program design, implementation and evaluation of the program. This constitutes educational co-development.

Please note that programs with corporate sponsorship are not eligible for Section 1 if travel and accommodation for delegates is being covered.  Please refer to CMA Guideline #32

Please note that promoting accreditation (e.g.: “accreditation pending”) prior to formal approval by the CSIM is not allowed.

CSIM Guidelines for Approval of CPD Activities

CSIM APPLICATION FORM for approval of Section 1 CPD Event

CSIM INITIATION FORM for Co-Development (PDF format)

CSIM Section 3 Self-Assessment Program (SAP) Application Form

CSIM Section 3 Simulation Activity Application Form


CMA Guidelines, Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry (2007)

Royal College CPD Activity Planning – Establishing Links

Royal College Interpretation of the CMA Guidelines

General MOC Information

Royal College Glossary of Terms

Royal College Accreditation Toolkit

Planning your CPD event

Accreditation FAQ


Listing of Accredited Programs approved for MOC by CSIM

Click here to submit your credits on the Royal College Portal

An application submitted for consideration must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee. If the program is approved, this fee will be applied to the full accreditation fee.

For further information or for an application form, please contact the CSIM Office at or call 613-422-5977. If you have questions about accreditation, please feel free to contact us. However, please note that in order to determine if your program is eligible for Section 1 accreditation, a full application must be submitted along with fees.

Self-assessment programs seeking accreditation under Section 3 of the Framework of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Options of the Maintenance of Certifications program (MOC) must complete the following application. Contact the CSIM Office for further information regarding Section 3 accreditation.

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