Transitioning from a postgraduate training program to practice
Physicians who are transitioning from postgraduate training to practice can defer payment of their CMPA membership fees for up to 6 months. Members who take advantage of this service must provide their fee payment, in one lump sum, in the same calendar year as the transition.
You can choose when your deferred pre-authorized debit (PAD) will take place within the first 6 months of practice and no later than December 20 of the same calendar year. If you are not currently paying your fee by PAD, please select your payment method online (your CMPA member number and account password are required). Alternatively, you can complete the Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Agreement [PDF] and send it to the CMPA with a void cheque from a Canadian bank account (cannot be a line of credit or credit card account).
To take advantage of the transitioning payment option, please call us or or submit your request via the member self-service portal. You will require your member number and password to access the member portal.
Note: This payment option does not apply to physicians in other forms of transition.
Your CMPA membership and mutuality
The CMPA provides liability protection for its members who, in turn, are expected to practice in a manner that aligns with the ethics and expectations of the profession and the values of the Association (the mutual) as described in its Bylaw.