Regulated Associate Member - Physician Assistant - Full


The following information outlines the requirements for registering as an Associate Member in the Physician Assistant Class and for those seeking a Certificate of Practice to practise as a Physician Assistant in the province of Manitoba. This information does not cover all circumstances and scenarios. A definite answer concerning the acceptance of registration can only be provided upon the submission of an application with supporting documents and the required documentation fee.

In any disagreement between this information and the wording of The Regulated Health Professions Act of Manitoba and Regulations thereunder or any other legislation governing these matters, the terms of the legislation will prevail.

NOTE: Registration cannot be granted without an offer of employment. Please contact MB HealthCare Providers Network for possible job opportunities in Manitoba.

Applicants do not require an offer of employment to apply for registration to the CPSM; however, applicants should be aware that applications are only valid for six months. If registration is not granted in six months, applicants must re-apply and pay any applicable fees.


REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION: Regulated Associate Member – Physician Assistant



NOTE: You may be required to provide the same documents to multiple agencies. Please be advised that CPSM will not provide photocopies of any documentation to third parties. It is, therefore, suggested that you obtain additional copies of any documents you may need to provide to multiple agencies.

Pending receipt of the report(s) you must sign and return the CRC and Child & Adult Abuse Registry Check undertaking.

CPSM will contact you following submission of your Application for Registration concerning any outstanding documentation that may be required.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documentation is complete.



A Physician Assistant may practise only under a Contract of Supervision with a Regulated Member and a Practice Description approved by the Registrar. A Physician Assistant is not entitled to practise if they do not have a supervising Physician able to fulfil their responsibilities under the contract of supervision.

For more information regarding contracts of supervision, please see Clinical and Physician Assistant Contracts of Supervision.



All Regulated Associate Members in the Regulated Associate Member Physician Assistant full class must:

(a) carry a policy of professional liability insurance acceptable to CPSM of at least $10,000,000.00; or

(b) provide satisfactory written evidence from his or her employer that:

(i) you are engaging in his or her professional practice under an approved contract of supervision, and

(ii) any professional liability claim made against the member will be covered by the insurance or coverage of the supervisor or employer.



Before registration is issued and prior to commencing practise, the applicant will be required to submit the registration and Certificate of Practice fees.

To engage in practice as a Physician Assistant, a member must hold a valid Certificate of Practice entitling the holder to practise as a Physician Assistant.

Please note that application fees are non-refundable.


In addition to the cancellation requirements in the RHPA, s. 48(1) to 52the Registrar may cancel a member’s registration or Certificate of Practice if a Physician Assistant’s Contract of Supervision and/or Practice Description has been cancelled.



CPSM is not responsible for delays in registering persons who have not submitted their application and documents well in advance of arrival in Manitoba.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure all documentation is complete. CPSM is not responsible for delays due to incomplete documentation. 

Applicants must not practice medicine in Manitoba until a Certificate of Practice has been issued. 

If you require clarification on any of the items or if you have any questions regarding the application process, contact CPSM directly either by phone at 204-774-4344 or by email at