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Subspecialists: Practice Eligibility Route

The Practice Eligibility Route for Subspecialists (PER-sub) is for physicians who are practising in a subspecialty in Canada but who are not eligible for the traditional credentials review as a result of completing unaccredited training or no training in the subspecialty.

Candidates pursuing this route to the subspecialty examination must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Physicians in subspecialty practice will belong to one of two cohorts:

Cohort 1:

Cohort 2:

*Please note: Additional criteria may be set by each individual discipline’s specialty committee. Request the PER-sub Application Form for your subspecialty to review this criteria by emailing persub@royalcollege.ca.


Assessment documentation has not yet been developed for some subspecialties. If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest regarding PER-sub for your subspecialty, please contact persub@royalcollege.ca. We will contact you when we begin to accept applications for your subspecialty.

Key Assessment Deadlines

Open for applications January 1 – August 31
Late fees apply September – October 31
Deadline for assessment application November 1

Please note:

Not sure which route applies to you?
Contact us at 1-800-267-2320 or credentials@royalcollege.ca for help getting started.