Requirements for Licensure
Last update: September 15, 2023, 2022
Note: The information below is intended to provide a summary of licensure requirements in Saskatchewan. It is not an official version of the requirements. Not all details related to licensure are contained in each summary. Please refer to the registration bylaws contained in the CPSS Regulatory Bylaws for a complete, official description.
STEP 1 - BASIC REQUIREMENTS
Physicians who apply for any medical licence in Saskatchewan must meet the following basic requirements for licensure, which are a summary of the requirements applicable to all forms of licensure and permits.
English Language Proficiency
Information regarding additional requirements is available below. Most physicians require a provisional licence at the time of initial licensure. For additional information on other Categories of Licensure, please refer to the tab entitled "Categories" in the Licensure section of the website.
Currency of Practice
STEP 2 - LICENSURE CATEGORY
Please select the type of licensure that is applicable to your situation:
1.1 For Physicians with Canadian Postgraduate Training
1.2 For Physicians with American Postgraduate Training
1.3 For Physicians with International Postgraduate Training
Physicians with Canadian Postgraduate Training
2.1 In Family Medicine
2.2 In a Specialty Recognized by the RCPSC
Physicians with American Postgraduate Training
2.3 In Family Medicine - for physicians who are eligible for certification without examination with the CFPC
2.4 In a specialty recognized by the RCPSC, but who are not eligible to challenge the certification examinations of the RCPSC
2.5 In a specialty recognized by the RCPSC and who are eligible to challenge the certification examinations of the RCPSC
Physicians with Postgraduate Training taken in a country other than the United States or Canada
2.6 In Family Medicine - licensure for physicians who are eligible for certification without examination the CFPC
2.7 In a specialty recognized by the RCPSC,but who are not eligible to challenge the certification examinations of the RCPSC
2.8 In a specialty recognized by the RCPSC and who are eligible to challenge the certification examinations of the RCPSC
6.2 Internationally Trained Family Physicians who are not eligible for certification without examination with the CFPC - will require a pre-screen by the provincial recruitment agency saskdocs to determine eligibility for licensure.
If you meet the requirements of the pre-screen, you may be eligible to apply for licensure for the purpose of completing a pre-licensure assessment. The pre-licensure assessment refers to the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment also known as "SIPPA."
Note: If you are an internationally Trained Family Physician and not eligible for certification without examination, you may be eligible to apply and be selected to the Saskatchewan International Practice Assessment Program, also known as SIPPA, which is a pre-licensure assessment program. Click here if you are interested to learn more.
Registration Assessments & Supervised Practice
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