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Alleged conflict of interest between a candidate and an examiner

Every effort will be made by the chair and the members of the examination committee to ensure that there is no conflict of interest between a candidate and an examiner. No one examiner has the ability to pass or fail a candidate. Only the Royal College examination committees are empowered by the Royal College Assessment Committee and by the Council of the Royal College to make final decisions on the examinations of all candidates, following procedures approved by the Royal College Assessment Committee and the Council (Section VI, 6.11. Policies and Procedures for Certification and Fellowship booklet).

If you perceive a conflict of interest with an examiner, you must report it immediately to the Royal College Credentials unit at candidates@royalcollege.ca before the exam or to Royal College personnel during the exam session.

Royal College personnel will review the allegation with the chair of the exam committee, following the procedures approved by the Royal College Assessment Committee. Such allegations not reported before or during the exam session will not constitute grounds for review of the exam at a later time.