Recertification and fees

Maintaining your certification is an integral part of the credential process and demonstrates your commitment to lifelong learning to your organization, peers and the health care community. Your initial CCPE credential is valid for five years. You will officially be notified of the expiration date about seven months prior to the annual recertification date of July 1. Once you recertify, you will have achieved permanent CCPE status. If you decide not to renew your CCPE, please notify the CCPE Secretariat.  Download 2024 Recertification application form


To renew your certification at the end of five years, you must:


1. Maintain good standing with applicable provincial/territorial/applicable licensing bodies

2. Maintain membership with CSPL

3. Participate in ongoing professional leadership development and education

  • Proof of a minimum 40 CPD leadership credits earned in the past 5 years, including attendance at a minimum one Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. Unaccredited activities that support your leadership growth will be considered.

4. Continue to accumulate leadership accomplishments

  • Provide information on recertification application demonstrating that leadership capabilities continue to be met at the mastery level in the LEADS domains of “Developing coalitions” and “Systems transformation”.

5. Provide letter of attestation

  • Signed attestation is submitted by an individual (confidentially and independently) to whom the physician is accountable that verifies the CCPE’s self-reflection statement on personal leadership capabilities.

6. Pay recertification application fee

  • $495 plus applicable taxes (on or before July 1) in year due; this administrative fee offsets review of your recertification application by a physician peer assessment panel.


The Canadian Society of Physician Leaders strongly recommends that all physician leaders applying for CCPE recertification become informed about and committed to advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.


You will be sent an invoice with a link to online payment once we receive your initial materials. You may also pay by cheque addressed to CSPL at:


CCPE Secretariat

c/o Canadian Society of Physician leaders

875 Carling Avenue, Suite 323

Ottawa ON K1S 5P1


The recertification process


The CCPE Recertification Peer Assessment Panel will review your submission and determine whether or not the requirements for recertification have been met. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of the recertification application review.


Important change to recertification:

The CCPE designation continues to evolve to be more representative of the physician leaders it serves.  The CCPE Steering Committee has made the decision to require a single recertification cycle – once after the first 5 years, at which point the certification becomes permanent. Your certificate will have no end date.








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