The SOGC is recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a fully accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits within the College's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. The SOGC can review and approve Section 1 and Section 3 applications (Section 2 activities must be entered into MAINPORT by the member).
CPD credits participants can claim:
- Section 1 - Group Learning: 1 credit per hour of an accredited group learning activity or 0.5 credits per hour of an unaccredited activity
- Section 2 - Self-Learning: Credits vary, please click here for more information. Note that the SOGC cannot review Section 2 credits.
- Section 3 - Assessment: 3 credits per hour of an accredited knowledge assessment or performance assessment activity
Applications for accreditation are based on organisation type: physician organisation or non-physician organisation. Before applying, please take note of which of the following definitions applies to your group.
A physician organization is a not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, its specialist physicians members through:
This definition includes the following groups:
Any group that does not fit the definition of a physician organization is considered a non-physician organization. This includes pharmaceutical companies and their advisory groups, medical and surgical supply companies, medical device companies, communication companies and other for-profit organizations and ventures/activities.
Examples of other non-physician organizations include:
Via regular post
Education and Accreditation Division
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
780 Echo Dr.
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5R7
Please note payment must accompany your application form; if payment is not included, your application will not be processed. Applications must be submitted to the SOGC a minimum of 8 weeks in advance of the intended date to advertise the approved CPD activity.
SOGC Charges an additional fee for expedited accredition of 8 weeks or less of the event date
Physician Organization Fast Tracking Accreditation Review fee: $250 + applicable taxes
Non·Physician Organization Fast Tracking Accreditation Review fee: $1,500 + applicable taxes
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 613-730-4192 or 1-800-561-2416 extension 238.