This section describes the examinations  for the various types of applications submitted to the Collège. These examinations are offered by third-party organizations with which the Collège has an agreement.

The websites of the organizations providing these examinations offer information on eligibility criteria, center and date selection, examination fees, preparatory resources, scoring, results, and other useful information.

In case of dissatisfaction

You can file a complaint in the event of dissatisfaction or difficulty in your efforts to obtain a permit or become a member of the Order.

A recourse by an independent government entity is available to you: the Commissioner for Admission to Professions. The commissioner receives and examines any complaint concerning admission to the profession:

  • for any process or steps of admission;
  • against any person or organization involved (the Order or a third party).
Type of application
  • Fellow: Application for a review of a file as a fellow
    MCCEE or MCCQE Part I or USMLE / Step 2 CK (if not a holder of a specialist’s certificate)
  • Regular permit: Application for a regular permit – Practice ready 
    CFPC or ABFM, Royal College, LMCC, French language proficiency – OQLF
  • Recognition of the equivalence of an M.D. degree:
    Application for a regular permit – By recognition of the equivalence of an M.D. degree for international medical graduates (IMGs)
    MCCQE Part I and NAC OSCE if the candidate does not have the status as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
    Consult: Preparation resources / Testing your knowledge: test.mcc.ca
  • Restrictive permits: Application for a restrictive permit as a :
    Sponsored professor: no examination
    Clinician: MCCEE or MCCQE Part I or USMLE / Step 2 CK and French language proficiency (see exemptions) or OQLF
    Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA): no examination
  • Conversion of a restrictive permit:
    Application to convert a restrictive permit into a regular permit – Admission to Practice Committee
    after less than 5 years and one renewal: CFPC or Royal College
    after more than 5 years: no examination
List of examinations



Royal College

Note: if you passed a Royal College subspecialty examination, you must also pass the basic specialty (primary specialty) examination.




The Medical Council of Canada indicates that the results for the March 2022 NAC Examination will be released no sooner than eight weeks after the exam date and will only be available for the CaRMS 2023 Match.

IMPORTANT: Please check the following websites to find out when the Medical Council of Canada examination results and Resident Matching Service results (CaRMS) will be made available:  


USMLE - Step 1 / Step 2 CK and CS / Step 3

Last update: January 5, 2022