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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

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 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 for help getting started.