Physician Fees

Physician billing cycle: January 1 to December 31

Registration fees

Practice Permit annual renewal

Physician annual fees are CPSA’s primary revenue source.

Practice Permit annual renewal fee $2,150*
Practice Permit late renewal penalty $500
  • There are no renewal fees for medical students or postgraduate trainees (unless practising as a physician extender)
  • A  registration administration fee of $800 will be applied for all physicians registering with CPSA for the first time
  • If you are registering with CPSA for the first time between October and December pro-rated rates may apply

Review of Qualifications fee

Applies to Step 3 (Submit a review of qualifications) of the Apply for Independent Practice registration process.

Review of qualifications $200 + GST
  • This fee is non-refundable

Certificate of Professional Conduct fees

First certificate $100 + GST
Each additional certificate requested on the same day $25 + GST
Requests submitted separately $100 + GST
  • CPCs are free for Alberta medical students and residents, and for physicians within two months of finishing their postgraduate training.

Professional Corporation fees

Professional Corporation registration fee $500 + GST
Professional Corporation annual renewal fee $200 + GST (per physician shareholder)
Professional Corporation late renewal penalty $200

Physician Extender fees

Unlike their resident peers, physician extenders have to pay an initial registration fee and an annual renewal fee. These fees are not refundable.

Initial registration fee $200 + GST
Annual renewal fee $1,075 + GST

Registration Assessment fees

Therapeutics Decision Making (TDM) Exam fees

2021 2022 (subject to approval)
Exam fee $1,995 + GST $2,190 + GST
Score re-check fee $240 + GST $256 + GST
Withdrawal fee $400 + GST $400 + GST

PRA-AB fees

Fees (taxes are included) for a PRA-AB Assessment are paid by the sponsor and cover the cost of the assessors’ time and any expenses they incur related to the assessment. They also include any fees we pay to the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) to be a part of the pan-Canadian PRA program (NAC-PRA). Applicants may be responsible for their own assessment fees—please review your employment and sponsorship contracts for details.

PRA-AB Fees – Part A & B combined*

2021 2022 (proposed)
Admin fee $7,185** $7,220**
PCA Assessor fee $2,000 per week, maximum 12 weeks $2,000 per week, maximum 12 weeks
SPA Supervisor fee $200 per hour, maximum 15 hours $200 per hour, maximum 15 hours
Travel expenses $0.55 per km, for travel outside practice location city $0.55 per km, for travel outside practice location city
Total cost (excluding expenses) $34,185 maximum, per applicant $34,220 maximum, per applicant

*Fees are subject to change.
**A portion of the admin fees for Part A go to NAC-PRA, the MCC program that oversees PRA assessments in Canada.

PRA-AB Fees – Part B only*

Admin fee $5,400
SPA Supervisor fee $200 per hour, maximum 15 hours
Travel expenses $0.55 per km, for travel outside practice location city
Total cost (excluding expenses) $8,400 maximum, per applicant

*Fees are subject to change.

Return-to-practice assessment fees

Admin fee $500 + GST
Daily Assessor fee $285.71 + GST
Weekly Assessor fee $2,000 + GST

Change-in-scope assessment fees

Admin fee $500 + GST
Daily assessor fee $285.71 + GST
Weekly assessor fee $2,000 + GST

Summative assessment fees

Admin fee $5,000 + GST
*Assessor fee $7,400 + GST

*The assessor fee is estimated based on 4, 8-hour days of assessment at a rate of $200/hour + $1000. Candidates are also responsible for reimbursing applicable meal, travel and accommodation costs for their assessors.