Am I eligible to write a Royal College exam? Find your certification route
|Residents trained in Canada||Candidates with postgraduate residency training in a Canadian program accredited by the Royal College.|
|Residents trained in the United States||Candidates with postgraduate residency training in a program in the United States accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).|
|Approved jurisdiction||If you are an international medical graduate who has completed specialty training outside Canada or the United States in an approved jurisdiction, you can apply for a training assessment.|
|Already practising as a specialist in Canada? |
Ready to practise as a specialist in Canada?
|If you are an international medical graduate who is already licensed and practising as a specialist in Canada or ready to begin practising in Canada, you can apply for an assessment by applying through our Practice Eligibility Route (PER).|
|Practice Eligibility Route for Subspecialists (PER-sub)||The Practice Eligibility Route for Subspecialists (PER-sub) is for physicians who are practising in a subspecialty in Canada who are not eligible for the traditional credentials review as a result of completing unaccredited training or no training in the subspecialty. Royal College certification in a primary specialty (or CCFP certification in Family Medicine for Palliative Medicine only) is required.|
|Practising or ready to practise as a subspecialist in Canada?||The Subspecialty Examination Affiliate Program (SEAP) provides an approved mechanism for non-Royal College, internationally trained subspecialists practising in Canada to take a Royal College subspecialty examination and join the Royal College as a Subspecialist Affiliate.|
Academic certification assists Canadian university faculties of medicine in the recruitment of international specialists as full-time clinical faculty at the rank of associate or full professor when recruitment of qualified Royal College certificants has been unsuccessful.