Accreditation and Co-Development of Continuing Medical Education Programs

The Canadian Thoracic Society is an accredited continuing professional development (CPD) provider under the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Maintenance of Certification program. As such, the CTS is qualified to accredit CPD programs under Section 1 (Group Learning) and under Section 3 (Self-assessment programs or simulation-based assessment programs). Applicants are asked to submit their applications a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the event to ensure there is sufficient time for both the accreditation review and event promotion. Please contact the CTS at for accreditation fees. Download your application and follow the instructions for completion:

Accreditation Applications:


Co-Development Opportunities:

The CTS develops and accredits a limited number of education programs under a co-development process with industry partners or non-physician organizations. For more information on co-developing a project with CTS please review our Co-Development policy. Applications for co-development must be received before the development of the program has begun.

All programs must comply with the CMA Policy Guidelines for Physicians in Interactions with Industry.
 All Section 1 programs accredited by the CTS are eligible for AMA PRA Category One credits.

Royal College links:

Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
National Standard for support of accredited CPD activities
National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities (the National Standard) FAQs for Implementation
CPD activity toolkit  – resources for developing an activity
Creating & Writing Learning Objectives
Guidelines and process for co-development with a non-accredited physician organization
Guidelines and process for co-development with an accredited provider

Ethics Guidelines:

Ethical Guidelines
CQDPCM Code of the Ethics