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Am I eligible to write a Royal College exam? Find your certification route

Residents
Canadian residents  Candidates with postgraduate residency training in a Canadian program accredited by the Royal College.
U.S. residents Candidates with postgraduate residency training in a program in the United States accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
International residents Candidates with postgraduate residency training in a Royal College accredited international residency program.
International Medical Graduates
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?

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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).
IMG Subspecialists
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 write a Royal College subspecialty examination and join the Royal College as a Subspecialist Affiliate.
CMQ-certified specialists

Specialists certified by the Collège des médecins du Québec are eligible to apply for Royal College certification and fellowship.

Academic Certification

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.

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