DocTalk 2022 - Volume 9 Issue1

By: Debra-Jane Wright, Director, Registration Services

2022 Renewal Summary

Thank you for completing your 2022 renewals! CPSS would like to give a special shout out to those of you who agreed to be early-bird testers, to help us make sure our online systems were in working order for the October launch windows. This year, we had:

  • 80% of physicians submit their Licence Renewal form by the November 1 deadline.
  • 77% of physicians submit their corporate permit renewal form by the November 15 deadline.

Approximately 815 physicians also took the time to complete the brief feedback survey. We thank you as this survey provides us with important feedback to help drive continued improvements each year.

The table below shows our survey results over the last two years. We are happy to see things are starting to move in the right direction!

 Indicator  Physician Licensure
  Medical Corporation Permit
2021     2022 (n=227) 2021 
 Time to Complete  73%
report 15 min or less 
report 15 min or less
report 15 min or less 

report 15 min or less

 Ease of Use  76%
report Very Easy
Report Very Easy
reported Very Easy
reported Very Easy
 Overall Experience  83.5%
report Very Satisfied
report Very Satisfied
report Very Satisfied
report Very Satisfied

Based on your feedback, we have identified the following improvements to target for 2023:

  • Continue to provide advanced notice of what is needed to be prepared for renewal season.
  • Streamline and simplify the renewal guides for increased usability.
  • Enhance explanations or use examples for questions that continue to cause confusion.
  • Make it easier to find the renewal log in and log out buttons.

We will also be addressing the specific technical issues that some users experienced while completing the Corporate Permit Renewal and we will be introducing a new set of health-related questions within the physician licensure renewal form this year.  Look for further information on those questions in the next issue of DocTalk.




By: Debra-Jane Wright, Director, Registration Services
  Continuing Medical Education 

If you completed your CME learning cycle on December 31, 2021 for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or June 31, 2022 for the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), you will be required to upload your Completion Certificates in order to be able to renew your licence this fall. 

Many of you are scheduled to end your cycle this year, so please ensure to make note of your cycle dates and make sure to obtain your required documents prior to this year’s renewal.

Below is a sample image of each document required for the CFPC (MainPro) and the RCPSC (MOC), respectively, to help you know which certificate you are looking for. You can download your Completion Certificates from your respective learning portals.


The CFPC and Mainpro+ have made it even easier
to discuss and obtain advice about your CME choices!

Click here for a peek at what the new chat box
on your Mainpro+ Dashboard is all about!



By: Debra-Jane Wright, Director, Registration Services

Interested in building your Supervision Experience?

We are always looking for and in need of physicians who would be willing to act as a practice supervisor. 


Serving as a Supervisor helps to build our provincial capacity to provide safe, high quality health care services to our patients.   If you have been practising with a regular licence for a period of three years or more, you may meet our requirements to serve as a supervisor.

Who would you supervise?  Supervision is a requirement for all physicians who have been issued a provisional licence.  This includes new graduates who have not yet achieved all their examinations, and International Medical Graduates who have either completed the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) Program or an equivalent pre-licensure assessment and have been granted a provisional licence.  Your supervision will allow these physicians to engage in independent medical practice while they prepare to write their examinations or strive to complete their Summative Assessment, with the ultimate goal of achieving regular licensure.

Want to know more?

Please see the CPSS Supervision Infographic for a quick overview

Please refer to the CPSS Supervisor Handout for additional information.


Or, feel free to email if you have questions or are interested to learn more.




By: Debra-Jane Wright, Director, Registration Services
  Update on the LMCC Service

On January 20, 2022, the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) announced the launch of its new Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) service.  This signals that the MCC is ready to process LMCC requests for candidates who meet the established criteria.

If you meet the criteria, you can request and pay the LMCC Application fee through your account. Through this portal, the MCC will issue the LMCC.

For more information on the new LMCC service, please see the MCC Website and FAQs.

While the CPSS will have access to verify that you have been awarded the LMCC through, we will not receive notice from either the MCC or from  As such, we ask that you please email to inform us if you have been awarded your LMCC, as this may have a positive impact on your current licensure status.

Due to the high volume of requests made, there may be a delay in responding and reviewing your file to determine if this credential has an impact on your current licensure status.  We thank you in advance for your patience.




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