Validity of the Licence

The licence to use the designation is valid for a period of five years, provided you remain a member in good standing of CAP and pay your annual certification fee.

A recertification is required every five years. Three months prior to the expiration of certification you must provide CAP with proof of continued physics-related employment, or equivalent experience.


For recertification, you will be required to submit an application for recertification (download available in pdf format). Completed forms can either be submitted to the CAP office by e-mail in pdf format (preferred), or mailed to the CAP office in hard copy (CAP, 555 King Edward Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 7N5).

The CAP Office will forward your form to the Professional Certification Committee (PCC) for review. Note that, at the request of the PCC, we may ask you to submit more information during the review process. If recertification is granted by the PCC, the licence will be extended for a further five-year period and a revised certificate will be sent to you.