Your Family Physician

A new CCFP Family Physician at convocation, Family Medicine Forum (FMF)

What our CCFP designation means

CCFP stands for Certification in the College of Family Physicians. It is the professional designation of certified family physicians in Canada.

CCFP certification means that your family physician has met and continues to meet the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s high standards for medical education and training.

We attain our certification after graduating from medical school, completing family medicine residency, and then taking certification examinations. Or, as practising physicians we may earn certification through a combination of approved training and practice experience.

We maintain our CCFP standing by continuing to be members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and fulfilling the College’s maintenance of certification requirements. We do this by participating in continuing professional development that is approved and accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Does your family physician have a CCFP? See the CFPC’s member registry here.