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

Before applying

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.

Physician organization

Non-physician organization

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:

  • continuing professional development,
  • provision of health care, and/or
  • research.

This definition includes the following groups:

  • Faculties of medicine
  • Hospital departments or divisions
  • Medical societies
  • Medical associations
  • Medical academies
  • Physician research organization
  • Health authorities not linked to government agency

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:

  • Disease-oriented patient advocacy organizations (e.g. Canadian Diabetes Association)
  • Government departments or agencies (e.g. Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • Medical education or communications (MEC) companies (e.g. CME Inc.)
  • For-profit online educators, publishing companies or simulation companies (e.g. Medscape, CAE)
  • Small groups of physicians working together to develop educational programming

Via e-mail

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, or 613-730-4192 or 1-800-561-2416 extension 238.