Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

To maintain and improve the quality of their practice, physicians are expected to continue acquiring knowledge and skills throughout their careers.

Alberta physicians must be enrolled in one of two approved CPD programs:

Physicians are free to choose the professional development program that best meets their needs.

The College monitors enrolment and ensures physicians meet minimum credit requirements to maintain their Alberta practice permits.

New Rules for member participation

Under the Health Professions Act, College Council is required to approve rules for physician participation.

To underscore the importance of CPD, Council recently updated the CPD rules to eliminate all exemptions except for medical learners practising exclusively within a training program.

Read the new CPD Rules for Member Participation

Frequently asked questions


Bruce Leisen, Director
780-969-4919 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 4919 (in Canada)