Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency our office at 14 Paramount Drive is closed to the Public until further notice.
Contact will be by telephone or email during working hours.
Essential services will be maintained.
During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the College will
1. For Students/Residents
Graduating medical students moving into residency shall be issued a licence on Part II of the Medical Education Register through the usual process with the understanding that they must take the MCC QE Part I at the earliest opportunity.
Graduating residents shall be registered on the Temporary & Limited Register on presentation of the following:
A document from the Postgraduate Dean confirming successful completion of their postgraduate training in Canada, and
Confirmation from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, or the College of Family Physicians of Canada, confirming eligibility to write the certification examinations when available. and
Understanding that they must take the certification exam at the earliest opportunity.
The decision on supervision will be made later, but is expected to be minimal.
To apply for a Medical Education licence (Resident) contact either the College or Health PEI: Medical Education Program. https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/medical-education-program
2. For Out of Province Specialist Consultants
The CPSPEI Telemedicine Policy applies https://cpspei.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Telemedicine-Policy-April-16-2020.pdf. If the physician is providing continuing care to current or known patients, a licence in PEI is typically not required, as per the Policy.
An Emergency Licence, valid until 7 days after the state of emergency has ended, can be requested (cost free) to facilitate new consultations when the patient is unable to travel off island to the appointment.
Please contact the office to receive the short list of requirements.
All persons who intend to practise medicine in Prince Edward Island must be registered and licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island (Medical Act 1988).
For physicians who would like to practise medicine in PEI, It is strongly recommended that you first visit the Government of Prince Edward Island’s website to view current job opportunities for physicians: www.healthjobspei.ca under “Physicians.” If you require additional information about the current job opportunities, please contact the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
All physicians applying for a licence to practice in PEI must apply online through physiciansapply.ca An account will have to be created, if not already done, which will allow the physician to complete and submit the Application and pay the applicable fees (by credit card) online.
All fees associated with the application process are at the expense of the applicant and are Non-refundable. Furthermore, successful completion of the licensure process does not guarantee a job on Prince Edward Island.
You may apply for licensure on PEI; however, if you have not held an independent license within Canada, you would likely require a supervised practise. The determination of whether the health system can support the level of supervision you may require rests solely with Health PEI. Supervision agreements must be agreed upon and signed prior to the College issuing you a license.
REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
** If applicable, please provide the College with access to your documents on physiciansapply**
1. Application and credentialing fee through physiciansapply.ca
2. Provide access to your physiciansapply.ca account
3. C.V. consisting of a chronological list of professional appointments and qualifications, current to the date of the application.
4. MD Degree Certificate or evidence of degree standing or other registrable qualifications **
5. LMCC Certificate showing Licentiate number or – Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam and/or – Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part I and/or – Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part II **
6. Certification in – Family Medicine (CFPC) or – Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or – Other Specialist Certificates, Diplomas or Qualifications **
7. Notarized copy of Birth Certificate or other evidence of date of birth **
8. Evidence of Canadian citizenship or proof of legal entitlement to live and work in Canada **
9. Evidence of fluency in English (CPSPEI Language Proficiency Policy, December 2015) **
10. Original Notarized Photo: current within 3 years, preferably passport sized and notarized by a Notary Public
11. If being sponsored, a letter from Health PEI confirming position, location and dates of work on PEI
12. Certificates of Conduct – from every jurisdiction in which the physician held a licence or practiced medicine in the previous –5– years (including Educational and locum licences). Certificates are only valid for –3– months from the date of issue and must be sent directly to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI from the licensing body or regulatory authority.
PLEASE NOTE: Our legislation requires a licenced physician to be a member of the Medical Society of Prince Edward Island. Their contact information is found at the following link https://mspei.org/
PLEASE NOTE: If you currently hold a corporation in another jurisdiction and intend to use your corporation while you are in PEI, our legislation requires you to licence and register your corporation with us. Incorporation in one province doesn’t necessarily cover income in other provinces and CRA could penalize you if you’re not registered in PEI.
Further Requirements for International Medical Graduates:
International Medical Graduates must provide an Official Transcript ** showing completion of medical courses, or a certificate from the Faculty of the Medical School attesting completion and graduation, and showing examined subjects.
FULL-TIME licence: if applying for a FULL-TIME licence International Medical Graduates must have:
- MD Degree (or equivalent) and all Specialist Certificates/Diploma’s verified by physiciansapply.ca and acceptable to Council ….. and
- the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) or the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Part I (MCCQE I)….. along with
- all the above “Requirements for Registration and Licensure”
FULL licence: if applying for a FULL licence, International Medical Graduates must have:
- full Canadian certifications (LMCC and either CFPC or RCPC) ….. along with
- all the above “Requirements for Registration and Licensure”
Contact and mailing information https://cpspei.ca/contact/
2021 Payment Schedule, set by Council (may change without notice)
- Establishing an account with MCC: to be determined by MCC
- Submitting an Application: to be determined by MCC
- Credentialing Fee: $400 to CPSPEI
- One Time Registration Fee: $300
- Updating Credentialing Fee: $100
- Full / Full time License Fee: $1,950
- Temporary – 10 consecutive weeks: $ 480
- Temporary – 16 consecutive weeks: $ 755
- Temporary – 26 consecutive weeks: $1,230
- Temporary – 52 consecutive weeks: $2,200
- Medical Education – (For Residents only- if prescribing): $ 50
- Out of Province Visiting Consultant Licence Fee: $ 50