Licence Types and How to Qualify

Residents nearing the end of their training program and intending to practise medicine in Saskatchewan must apply for a licence with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.  Click here for applicable fees

 !      Obtaining some of the required documentation can be time-consuming.
Residents should begin the application process as soon as possible.  
Failure to provide all required information could result in an application being rejected or denied. 

Types of licenses that may be obtained (see below for details):
  • - Regular Licence
  • - Provisional Licence (with restrictions)

Either licence will require you to:

  • - renew annually online on or before  November 1
  • - be enrolled in a CME program and provide the CPSS with the cycle dates of this program.


Regular Licence

Applicants must have:

  • - successfully enrolled in the Canadian Medical Register as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) and have official results available*;
  • - satisfactorily completed postgraduate training and have access to the completion certificate (not required with initial application);
  • - certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and have results available.

*CPSS Registration Services will confirm your pass results to lists that we receive from the CFPC and the RCPSC. The timing of the reception of these lists may impact your practice start date.

Please allow ample time between the date of your program completion to your start date.  We cannot guarantee a start date to your licence.

Provisional Licence (with restrictions)

Applicants must have:

  • - successfully completed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam 1 (MCCQE1);
  • - satisfactorily completed postgraduate training and have access to the completion certificate;
  • - continued eligibility with the RCPSC or the CFPC.

On a Provisional Licence (with restrictions), the physician is restricted to practising under supervision.

Supervision includes:

  • - reviews of charts
  • - chart stimulated discussion with the physician being supervised
  • - reports to the CPSS at regular intervals in a form provided by the CPS
Supervised physicians are responsible for the cost of the supervision and may be required to assist the College in locating a willing supervisor.

 !      A licence will not be issued until: 
all of the necessary arrangements for practice supervision are complete 
- AND- 
all of the required documentation has been received by the CPSS Registration staff.