About CST accreditation
CPSA accreditation standards promote patient safety and quality care in facilities performing cardiac stress testing (CST). CPSA accredits private CST facilities where diagnostic services are provided by physicians. We develop best-practice standards and conduct on-site assessments when facilities open and reassess on a 4-year cycle. We also reassess if a facility adds a new service, renovates, moves, or if a concern is brought forward.
As of Nov. 7, 2022, CPSA no longer provides individual modality approvals, and privileging decisions are now made by the facility’s medical director. Medical directors are responsible for making all decisions about clinical privileges within their facilities.
Information for new CST facilities
Register a new facility
If you would like to open a facility that offers CST, you need to get an assessment and CPSA accreditation before opening. When your facility is ready to start testing, let us know and we’ll schedule and perform an on-site assessment to either accredit you or ask you to make some improvements. It costs $300 +GST to register a new facility. See more information about facility annual fees and assessment fees.
Information for existing CST facilities
Changes to your CST facility?
Are you planning to…
- move your facility?
- close your facility?
- change the name of your facility?
- offer a new type of new testing?
- change your medical director?
- change facility owners?
- change the contact information for your facility?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to notify us by filling in the Change to an Accredited Facility form. We’ll review the information you share and let you know if you need to be re-assessed or if we need more information.
Report an incident
To ensure Albertans get safe care at CST facilities, it is important we track CST-related incidents that require resuscitation and deaths in all private CST facilities. If you have an incident at your facility, please complete the form below within two weeks.
Learn more about facility annual fees, assessment fees and post-renovation/facility relocation assessment fees and more.
About our standards
CPSA accreditation standards are developed based on input from field experts, best practices and research identified by other regulators, standard setting bodies and industry associations.
While accreditation decisions are made by the CPSA Medical Facility Accreditation Committee, CPSA Council approves all of our accreditation standards.
If you are the medical director of an accredited facility, or if your facility is undergoing accreditation, you may access our standards through our secure SharePoint site.
Request a standard revision
Do you have a suggestion to improve the accreditation standards for CST? Complete and submit the Standards Revision Request Form. We review our standards every year to ensure they meet current best practices. Your request will be reviewed at this time and a CPSA representative will follow up with you about your feedback.
Questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you.
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