surgeon.gifThe COA is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We are able to accredit programs developed by others as well as our own.

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For information on how to have a course accredited by the COA, download and complete the MOC Accreditation Package ( Application for Accreditation).  

The Role of the COA in the Accreditation of CPD Activities PDF Print E-mail

Doug Thomson
CEO, The Canadian Orthopaedic Association &
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

As an accredited provider, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) can approve or co-sponsor specific CPD activities for Section 1 credit in the Maintenance of Certification (MoC) programme of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). The COA is able to accredit orthopaedic programmes developed by corporations and not-for-profit organizations, thereby providing more accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for its members.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2007 11:58
How I Record My CPD Activity PDF Print E-mail

Paul Wright, M.D., FRCSC
COA Continuing Professional Development Committee
Burnaby, BC

It can be daunting to keep up on the recording of your CPD credits for the Royal College Maintenance of Certification programme. Having tried to keep it up on the Palm Pilot, laptop and online, I finally settled on a primitive method that has worked for me. It even was quick during the first audit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 20:52