Evolution of the MOC Program in 2024

What is changing?

 As of 1 January 2024, the five-year MOC cycle requirements will be reduced for all active PAs and other health care professionals with access to the CPD tracking tool.  The new cycle requirements coming into effect in 2024 are as follows:

  • The total number of required credits per cycle will be reduced from 400 to 250, which aligns the Royal College with current approaches to continuous learning.
  • The annual minimum credit accumulation will be reduced from 40 to 25.
  • There will be no minimum credit requirement for Section 1 and Section 2.The minimum requirement of 25 credits in these sections has been removed, making it simpler for you to claim your learning activities.
  • Section 3maintains a requirement of a minimum of 25 credits at the end of the five-year cycle and includes one Feedback Received activity focusing on meaningful learning and continuous practice improvement.

 As indicated above, the new requirements start on 1 January 2024 however the target release date for the refreshed framework and updated platform is May 2024.

 What happens to my current MOC five-year cycle?

 When the reduced cycle requirements, refreshed framework and updated platform come into effect throughout 2024, your current five-year MOC cycle will not be affected. Our transition plan includes the following key elements: 

  • You will not lose any credits already entered in MAINPORT.
  • You will maintain your current five-year cycle with no interruption.
  • Your existing credits will be automatically carried over to the new platform on your behalf.

 What do I need to do now?

 For the time being, it is status quo. You can continue entering credits into MAINPORT as you normally do to meet your minimum annual requirements of 40 credits for 2023 and/or to complete your cycle requirements if your cycle is ending December 31, 2023.

 You will continue to have access to input your 2023 credits in MAINPORT until the regular January reporting deadline (January 31, 2024). Later in 2024, we will provide advance notice asking you to temporarily stop entering your credits into MAINPORT in preparation for the transition to a simplified credit tracking system. 

Additional Questions?

 We are committed to supporting your transition in the coming months, watch for regular updates from PACCC and through our News Bulletin, member communications an our social media channels. You can also contact the PACCC directly by email at sbourgon@capa-acam.ca.