PRACTISE READINESS ASSESSMENT (PRA)
Full registration in Alberta requires the successful completion of Family Medicine or of Specialty residency in Canada; qualification from the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC); and certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
Physicians (including IMGs) who don’t hold such national certifications, but who meet CPSA’s Provisional Register requirements may be placed on the CPSA Provincial Register Conditional Practice upon successful completion of the Practice Ready Assessment process administered through the Practice Readiness Assessment in Alberta porgram (PRA-AB). Participation in PRA-AB is possible only after an applicant applies for a practice permit and only after the CPSA Registration Department determines whether that applicant meets the requirements of the General Register, or must undergo a PRA-AB assessment. Assessments are composed of two parts: a Preliminary Clinical Assessment and a Supervised Practice Assessment. The need for the preliminary assessment can vary depending on where the physician received medical training.