Conversion of a permit

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You may apply to have your restrictive permit converted after one year subject to a review of your file by the comité d’admission à l’exercice (CAE) (Admission to Practice Committee) and successful completion of the final examination for your specialty. Examinations required

After five years, the certification examination is no longer a requirement. 

Selected professor/Clinician

After one year More than 5 years

Restrictive permit holder for more than one year at the time of the examination



You have

  • submitted a request for a file review on the portal physiciansapply.ca 
    by choosing Applications for medical registration (type of request: converting a restrictive permit into a regular permit)
  • obtained recognition of equivalence of postgraduate training from the CAE and satisfied the eligibility conditions for the certification examinations 
  • successfully completed the final examination for your specialty
  • completed the ALDO-Québec educational activity 
  • provided proof of French language proficiency (see exemptions) Examination required OR successfully completed the OQLF examination. Examination required
  • Updated the medical activities and Declarations via the CMQ’s Online services
  • paid the CMQ’s applicable permit and specialist’s certificate fees 

Restrictive permit holder for more than 5 years (active and cumulative practice of 5 years, acquired in Québec)



You have

  • submitted a request for a file review on the portal physiciansapply.ca 
    by choosing Applications for medical registration (type of request: converting a restrictive permit into a regular permit)
  • obtained recognition of equivalence of postgraduate training from the CAE
  • completed the ALDO-Québec educational activity 
  • provided proof of French language proficiency (see exemptions) Examination required OR successfully completed the OQLF examination. Examination required 
  • paid the CMQ’s applicable permit and specialist’s certificate fees 

ARM

After one year More than 5 years

Holder of a restrictive permit for at least 12 months (at the time of the examination)



You have

  • submitted a request for a file review on the portal physiciansapply.ca 
    by choosing Applications for medical registration (type of request: converting a restrictive permit into a regular permit)
  • automatic recognition of equivalence of postgraduate training under the ARM
  • successfully completed the final examination for your specialty
  • completed the ALDO-Québec educational activity 
  • Updated the medical activities and Declarations via the CMQ’s Online services
  • paid the CMQ’s applicable permit and specialist’s certificate fees 

Restrictive permit holder for more than 5 years (active and cumulative practice of 5 years, acquired in Québec)



You have

  • submitted a request for a file review on the portal physiciansapply.ca 
    by choosing Applications for medical registration (type of request: converting a restrictive permit into a regular permit)
  • automatic recognition of equivalence of postgraduate training under the ARM

Last update: June 29, 2016