Neurodiagnostic testing accreditation standards promote patient safety and quality care in facilities performing EEG, Tele-EEG, EMG and EP.
CPSA accredits private and public neurodiagnostic testing 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.
Want to know if your neurodiagnostic testing facility has CPSA Accreditation? Email us using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
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 facilities
Assessing new facilities
We assess new facilities before they open to the public. Facilities have to register with us to start the process.
Register a new neurodiagnostics facility
If you would like to open a facility that offers neurophysiology testing (EEG, EMG or EP), 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.
If you’re a medical director of a new facility and you’ve already registered with us, we recommend reviewing the program guide for new facilities to prepare for your assessment
Information for accredited facilities
Changes to your facility?
Are you planning to…
- move your facility?
- close your facility?
- change the name of your facility?
- change your medical director?
- change facility owners?
- change the contact information for your facility?
Has your facility experienced…
- power loss?
- a natural disaster?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to notify us by filling out our Change to an Accredited Facility form.
Learn more about facility registration fees, annual fees, assessment fees and post-renovation/facility relocation assessment fees.
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.
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 neurodiagnostics? 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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