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The 2023 annual renewal for physicians and physician assistants runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022. Here are a few tips to help you get ready:
- Ensure your email address is up to date in the CPSA Portal. Please do not use a role-based or generic email address (e.g., info@, reception@, admin@).
- Add CPSA (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a safe sender to ensure CPSA notifications will not end up in your junk mail.
- If you have a professional corporation with multiple shareholders, the renewal notice will be sent to the primary physician shareholder only.
- If you completed a practice improvement activity in the last 12 months, don’t forget to report it on your annual renewal!
Annual renewal fees
2023 physician annual fee
For 2023, physicians will pay $2,200 to maintain registration with CPSA. This is a $50 increase from the $2,150 annual fee in 2022.
Physicians may recall paying $1,792 in 2022, as the remaining $358 was paid by a portion of CPSA’s Building Fund Reserve as part of a one-time annual fee reduction for all Alberta physicians in independent practice who would normally pay the full annual fee.
2022 reduced annual fee for physicians
For 2022, CPSA Council approved allocating $4.7 million from CPSA’s Building Fund Reserve toward CPSA operations, which created a one-time annual fee reduction for all Alberta physicians in independent practice who would normally pay the full annual fee. That meant these physicians paid $1,792 towards their $2,150 annual fee, with the remaining $358 paid by the Building Fund Reserve.
2023 physician assistant annual fee
Physician assistants renewing this fall will pay $550 to maintain registration with CPSA.
New non-clinical register fee
Physicians and physician assistants who have active practice permits but will not be engaged in any clinical work for at least six consecutive months starting Jan. 1, 2023, may qualify for CPSA’s new non-clinical register and reduced fees.
What do my fees cover?
Your annual fee allows us to cover our operational costs and offer programs and initiatives that support you throughout your career and help us promote safe, quality care for Albertans.
Ranging from quality assurance and improvement programs like the Physician Practice Improvement Program (PPIP), MD Snapshot and other prescribing resources, to our Analytics, Innovation & Research team’s evidence-based research, to the variety of resolution options we have when a registered member receives a complaint, annual fees make it possible for us to support high-quality medical practice across Alberta.
Learn more about how fees are used in each CPSA department in May’s Medical Matters by Tracy Simons, Chief Financial Officer.
Phone: 780-969-4925 (Edmonton & area)
Toll-free: 1-877-629-3787 (North America)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. MT
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