Certificates of professional conduct

What is a certificate of professional conduct?

A certificate of professional conduct (CPC) is a professional document which confirms a registrant’s full registration history, credentials and standing with the College.

Request and consent for a CPC

For current and former registrants

Registrant to complete the Consent for Certificate of Professional Conduct form and submit to cpc@cpsbc.ca.

Download the Consent for Certificate of Professional Conduct form

For BC health authorities and accredited non-hospital medical and surgical facilities

BC health authorities making direct requests to the College are processed free of charge.

  • Initiate the request by asking the registrant to complete the Consent for Certificate of Professional Conduct - Health Authority/Facility form.
  • Registrant to forward the completed form to the health authority/facility staff
  • Health authority/facility staff to submit the form to cpc@cpsbc.ca

Download the Consent for Certificate of Professional Conduct - Health Authority/Facility form

For other requests

Registrant to complete the Consent for Certificate of Professional Conduct form and submit to cpc@cpsbc.ca.

Payment is required before the certificate can be released. This fee is charged to the registrant’s account and must be paid through the registrant portal.

Fee: C$105 ($100 fee plus $5 GST)
Processing time: up to 14 business days

Download the Consent for Certificate of Professional Conduct form

Providing CPC for BC licensure application

In accordance with the College Bylaws, applicants for registration and licensure in British Columbia must provide CPCs from previous jurisdictions in which they have practised.

CPCs provide the following relevant information:

  • current registration and licensure status
  • registration history (e.g. when a registrant first gained registration with the College)
  • identifying information (including registrant’s full name, and MINC number)
  • if the registrant’s registration has ever been restricted, suspended or revoked
  • whether the registrant is currently the subject of an open complaint or has had previous disciplinary action
  • relevant information about registrant’s fitness to practice (e.g. if a registrant is currently in a health monitoring program or has any practice conditions/license limits)

College issued licence verification letter

Former and current registrants

Former and current registrants who require a letter confirming their licensure with the College for bank loan applications, insurance purposes, etc., may request a College-issued licence verification letter.

A fee of $52.50 will be applied to the registrant’s account.

Request licence verification letter from the College

Public members

Members of the public may require a College-issued licence verification letter to confirm the physician’s registration and licensure for various reasons (e.g. to support a public member's visa application, etc.)

To request a College-issued licence verification letter, contact cpc@cpsbc.ca.

Request licence verification letter from the College

Learn more about the policies that the Registration Committee uses to consider applications