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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.

I have three separate small binders that I keep where I do my CME.


1. At the office

2. At home

3. One I travel with and take to meetings

In each of these, I have photocopied the Maintenance of Certification Framework Categories I – VI so I can remember them. Each binder has photocopied Categories I-VI record keeping sheets.

If I am given an attendance certificate, notice of rounds, receipt etc. I place it in the binder at the time I am given it. I record my CPD activity as I go on the record keeping sheets.

At the end of the year, it is very quick to add up the hours and submit online or by mail-in format.

When audited, it was quick to photocopy the requested information and send the pages and documents along to the Royal College.

This low-tech method has validity because of convenience and the fact that you do it on the spot, where you may not have access to a computer.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 20:52