Canadian Cardiovascular Society

CCS Accreditation for Physician Organizations

The CCS will accredit educational programs for other physician organizations that adhere to Royal College’s accreditation standards and align with the CCS’ Quality CPD Checklist for Education Programs.

Physician organizations have the responsibility to ensure that the standards of accreditation are adhered to when developing educational programs and developing programs with industry supporters. NOTE: Please allow sufficient time for development as accreditation applications are due at a minimum eight weeks prior to advertisement of the program.

Follow these steps to seek accreditation as a physician organization:

List of Steps
 Actions RequiredLink to Documents
Step 1Submit “Education Program Letter of Proposal (for Physician Organizations)” to CPD Department at cpd@ccs.caEducation Program Letter of Proposal (for physician organizations)
Step 2CCS reviews “Education Program Letter of Proposal (for Physician Organizations)” and provides response in 7 business days. 
Step 3The physician organization develops program content and oversees program deliverables while ensuring to adhere to accreditation standards.The physician organization submits an accreditation application to CCS upon completing program content.Section 1 Accreditation Application Form

Section 3 SAP Accreditation Application

Section 3 SIM Accreditation Application Form
Step 4CCS reviews application for Section 1 or 3 credits and provides response in 10 business days provided accreditation fees have been paid. 

Accreditation Fees

Accreditation fees must be submitted along with the application form. Applications without accompanying fees will not be reviewed. Accreditation fees are non-refundable.
Physician Organization Accreditation Fees: $1,000 + HST

Note: The CCS charges an additional fee for expedited accreditation of less than eight weeks.

Physician Organization Expedited Accreditation Charge: $500 + HST

Repeat fees for accredited events that repeat throughout the year will be subject to an administrative fee of $500 + HST for each repeat of the accredited program.

Need Help?

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

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