All physicians who practise medicine in Prince Edward Island must be registered with the CPSPEI.

The College is committed to ensuring that only qualified, competent, and ethical physicians are registered to practise medicine in Prince Edward Island.

We will provide support in the registration process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation to participate as an applicant in the registration and licensing process, please contact the College.

It is strongly recommended that you first visit the Government of Prince Edward Island’s website to view current job opportunities for physicians. If you require additional information about the current job opportunities, please contact the Recruitment Team.

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Maintain Your Registration:

All physicians who practise medicine in Prince Edward Island must be registered as members of the College.

Ensure you are aware of your registration end date and that all renewal requirements are received in the College office no later than 30 days prior to the expiry date.

If you choose not to renew your registration, or if you plan to close your medical practice, you are required to notify us.

Maintain Your Medical Corporation Permit:

If you intend to practise or are practising medicine under a corporation, your Medical Corporation must be registered with the College.

Medical Corporation registrations are valid from April through March, must be renewed every year, and are only valid as long as you are holding active CPSPEI registration to practise medicine.

We recommend that you get legal and tax advice before you set up your corporation. Lawyers and accountants can explain the conditions and requirements that will be placed on your corporation.

Stay Informed about Registration Policies & Guidelines

Registration policies and guidelines apply to all physicians practising in Prince Edward Island. Stay up to date and informed. Read the Registration Policies & Guidelines.

Atlantic Registry

The Registry was created to enable physicians to easily move and practise across all four Atlantic provinces. It is built upon substantial agreement by the four Atlantic Colleges (College of Physicians & Surgeons of New Brunswick, College of Physicians 7 Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia, and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island) on the criteria for licensing physicians and advances the spirit and intent of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

Physicians who hold General Registration with CPSPEI or the equivalent with CPSNB, CPSNL, CPSNS and whose primary practice is in one of the Atlantic provinces, may be eligible to obtain a Full, General or Regular licence in all four provinces via the Atlantic Registry. To be considered for eligibility, there must not be any conditions, restrictions, undertakings, supervision, etc., attached to your registration.

If you wish to opt-in to the Atlantic Registry, you must submit an opt-in request form, be deemed eligible, and pay the initial registration fee of $500 to the College in your home province (defined as the Atlantic province where you practise the majority of your time). The cost of $500.00 replaces all fees associated with the individual application/licensure processes for the other Atlantic Colleges.

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When applying for registration the College reviews a physician’s:

  • credentials;
  • training;
  • certifications;
  • Certificates of Professional Conduct;
  • practice history; and
  • other information / documentation as deemed necessary.

Please note that, at this time, CPSPEI does not have a Practice Ready Assessment (PRA) route to registration.

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Apply for Registration

Registration from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Prince Edward Island is required to practice medicine in PEI.

All applications for registration to practice in PEI must apply online through

All fees associated with the application process are at the expense of the applicant and are non-refundable. Furthermore, successful completion of the registration process does not guarantee a job.

2023 Payment Schedule, set by Council  (may change without notice):

  • Establishing an account with MCC: determined by MCC
  • Submission of an Application: determined by MCC
  • Credentialing Fee:           $ 400 to CPSPEI
  • Administration Fee:        $ 300
  • Change of Status Fee:    $ 100
  • Annual Registration Fee:     $ 2,125
  • Provisional Registration –  4 consecutive weeks:     $ 265
  • Provisional Registration –  10 consecutive weeks:     $ 525
  • Provisional Registration – 16 consecutive weeks:      $ 825
  • Provisional Registration – 26 consecutive weeks:      $ 1,350
  • Provisional Registration – 52 consecutive weeks:      $ 2,400
  • Visiting Consultant Registration Fee:           $ 100

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Please contact us if you have any questions.

Applications sent to the Council:

When a physician does not meet the requirements set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Medical Practitioners Regulations; your application is referred to the Council.

The Council may:

  • approve your application and grant registration, with or without conditions;
  • deny your application and give you information about how to appeal this decision