Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Accreditation Information

The CCS’ Accreditation Program

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) strives to meet the highest standards in continuing professional development for cardiovascular professionals in Canada. To that end, we offer an exemplary accreditation program. Through accreditation, we work with innovative partners to develop and deliver relevant and timely interactive programs to our members and the medical community at large, bringing the latest developments on best practices in cardiovascular research and clinical practice.

Propose or Accredit an Educational Activity

As a long-standing recognized accredited provider of the Royal College, the CCS develops and accredits numerous accredited educational activities each year. The CCS ensures that these educational activities align with the Royal College’s “National Standard of Support for CPD Activities” and the Canadian Medical Association’s “Guidelines for Physicians in Interactions with Industry”.

Applications for Section 1, Section 3 Self-Assessment Programs (SAP), and Section 3 Simulation-Based Activities (SIM) accreditation are based on whether your organization is a physician or non-physician organization. Before applying, please review the Royal College definition of a physician organization to follow the proper application process.

The CCS develops and accredits a limited number of education programs under a co-development process with industry partners or non-physician organizations. NOTE: In order to comply with the Royal College National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities all co-developers of education programs must complete and submit a CCS Education Program Letter of Proposal before co-development of the program has begun.

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The CCS periodically implements changes to accreditation processes in response to Royal College revised accreditation guidelines. Please be sure to visit this page regularly to review any recent changes/updates.

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