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Credentials and Exams — eligibility

Are you eligible to write exams?

The Royal College oversees postgraduate medical education. A physician’s credentials must be assessed by the Royal College before he or she is eligible to write an exam to be certified as a specialist.

Assessment routes

Physicians who practise in Canada follow various training pathways to become specialists. The Royal College has established a number of routes to certification for specialists and subspecialists.

Exams

Candidates may sit Royal College examinations only after their postgraduate training has been assessed by the Royal College. This ensures that a candidate has met specialty-specific training requirements in a program that we have recognized and approved.