Accreditation Services


Approved by the RCPSC

As an approved provider of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program credits for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), the Canadian Dermatology Association can provide interested companies with the necessary services to make their accredited program ideas a reality.  Programs do not have to be limited to the specialty of dermatology or to dermatologist attendees.

Continuing medical education programs that expand physician specialists’ knowledge and understanding of disease management options and continuing professional development programs that hone or provide new skills to better healthcare outcomes are highly sought after country wide.

By also meeting the national standards of the Royal College’s MOC Program, these same activities can have greater appeal and value for the education credits that attendees can receive and apply toward their Fellowship admission or renewal.

If you would like to discuss a program idea and/or the services available, contact Caroline Herzberg, Director of Professional Education and Accreditation, at cherzberg@dermatology.ca or at 613-267-3376 ext. 226.

Companies interested in working with the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) are asked to submit a proposal for consideration. This will be used to confirm the CDA has the resources available and to prepare an estimate for services.

The proposal should include information about the program’s:

  • Objectives
  • Target audience
  • Format, length and frequency
  • Proposed faculty
  • Key timeline dates, including an end date if recurring.

If a third-party agency is being used, information on how they will be engaged should also be included.

Educational activities can be face-to face or online.

Accreditation fees are based on the scope of the program and include the assignment of a CDA Education Committee Representative who will provide guidance and oversight on meeting the national standards for accredited activities during the development phase, and final approval when your program is ready for launching.

All programs approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada are entitled to use one of the following statements, depending on whether the program is a group learning activity (Section 1) or an self-assessment activity that provides detailed feedback (Section 3).  These activities can be either face-to-face or online.

Section 1 Accreditation (Co-Development) Statement (for group learning activities)

This [activity] is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It was co-developed by the Canadian Dermatology Association and [company name] and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. A maximum of [#] hours may be claimed.

Section 3 Accreditation (Co-Development) Statement (for self-assessment activities)

This [activity] is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It was co-developed by the Canadian Dermatology Association and [company name] and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance. A maximum of [#] hours may be claimed.