CCS Accreditation for Co-Development
The CCS welcomes collaboration with industry and other non-physician organizations to develop innovative high-quality programs related to the CCS’ identified learning needs and CCS Guidelines. Education Program Letters of Proposal must be submitted for all proposed Section 1 and Section 3 education programs. The CCS will take the lead as a developer of education programs by clearly defining, communicating and applying a CCS defined framework for quality CPD.
Follow these steps to seek accreditation for co-development:
|List of Steps||Actions Required||Link to Documents|
|Step 1||Program proposer submits “Education Program Letter of Proposal (for co-development)” along with a needs assessment and proposed budget to email@example.com.||Education Program Letter of Proposal (for co-development)|
|Step 2||The CCS reviews “Education Program Letter of Proposal (for co-development)” using CMA Guidelines, Royal College Standards and CCS Quality CPD Checklist for Educational Activity Proposals. The CCS will provide a response in 10 business days. If aligned, the CCS will contact the proposer to discuss the development of a grant request for program funding.||CCS Quality CPD Checklist for Educational Activity Proposals|
|Step 3||Once the grant request is approved, the CCS develops program content and oversees program deliverables and ensures program adherence to relevant Section 1 or 3 accreditation standards. The CCS also oversees the deliverables and dissemination of the program.|
|Step 4||The proposer receives the following:|
1) regular updates on the progress of the development of the program.
2) appropriate acknowledgement for their support.
3) post-program report outlining the success of the program and budget reconciliation.
4) how the CCS will promote the program using the appropriate mediums.
For a co-developed education program, the CCS applies a 20% administration fee based on the total program expenses.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Manager of Continuing Professional Development
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
1100 – 222 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9
Telephone: (613) 569-3407 ext. 410