Skip to Main Content
The global leader in specialty
medical education and care.
header

Deadlines, dates & locations


Update on 2022 Examinations

Who:
All candidates will sit the 2022 written and applied exam in person at one of our regional examination centres.

When:
Spring specialty examination schedule for 2022

Fall specialty examination schedule for 2022

Where:
Regional written hotel exam sites in Canada

How:
An online platform

 


 

Update on 2021 Examinations

Who:
All candidates can choose to do their written 2021 exams in person at one of our regional hotel exam sites in Canada or online via remote proctoring.

When:
Fall specialty examination schedule for 2021

Where:
Regional written hotel exam sites in Canada

How:
Important info on exam administration

 

Deadline to apply for training and/or practice assessment
  • Spring exams
    April 30 the year before you write the exam
  • Fall exams
    August 31 the year before you write the exam
Deadline to apply for continued training assessment (after Surgical Foundations and before final surgical specialty exam) **For surgical specialties only

April 30 of the year before you intend to write your final surgical specialty exam

Exam deadlines

Deadline to register for exams
  • Spring exams
    November 4 of the year before you write the exam
  • Fall exams
    April 15th of the year you take the exam

The centre you choose for the written examination will be the same centre for the applied examination. Please note that changes to your exam centre locations will be not be allowed once exam registration closes.

Deadline to request exam accommodation

Spring exams: November 4
Fall exams: April 15th of the year you take the exam

Deadline to withdraw from exams

Candidates can withdraw from the written exam up to 24 hours before the start of the exam with a full refund for any COVID-19 related reason, including concerns of transmission.

Candidates can withdraw from the applied/oral exam up to 24 hours before start of the exam with a 50% refund for any COVID-19 related reason, including travel restrictions and concern of transmission.

Spring exam dates Spring specialty examination schedule for 2022
Fall exam dates Fall specialty examination schedule for 2021
Fall specialty examination schedule for 2022
Deadline to request a formal review 30 days after the date on the Summary of Performance.
Deadline to request a renewal of eligibility Spring exams: July 20
Fall exams: November 30
Dates for Posting Exam Results Dates are different for each specialty. See list here.
Note: An email will be sent 48 hours before results will be posted to notify candidates and programs.

Exam dates

Exam dates and times are subject to change. Confirmation of written appointment will be sent via email one month before the 2022 exams. Confirmation of applied appointment will be sent via email approximately two to four weeks before the 2022 exams.

Note: Due to the complexities of scheduling candidates, your scheduled date and time to attend the exam cannot be changed. All eligible candidates will be scheduled for each exam component according to the application deadline and the Royal College’s capacity. No candidate shall be granted a request to select a specific date or date range and/or time of their exam(s) unless specific conditions have been met (see policy).

Spring 2022 Examinations Dates

(Updated June 29, 2021)

Registration deadline
The deadline for registration for Spring 2022 examinations is November 4, 2021

When: Spring examinations 2022

Please note:

Please book off all the scheduled dates posted for your specialty exam as you must be available to write on all of the published dates (e.g. both April 7 and April 8).

Spring 2022
SPECIALTY COMPONENT EXAM DATE(S)
Anatomical Pathology   Written Thursday, April 7, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Anesthesiology** Written Thursday, October 7, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
  Applied Thursday, May 5 to Friday, May 6, 2022
Cardiac Surgery Written Monday, April 4, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Dermatology Written Monday, April 4, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  Applied Monday, June 13, 2022
Diagnostic Radiology Written Thursday, March 24, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022
  Applied Monday, May 30, 2022
Emergency Medicine*** Written Monday, March 7, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  Applied Thursday, June 9 to Friday, June 10, 2022
General Internal Medicine Written Thursday, March 10, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022
  Applied N/A
General Pathology Written Thursday, April 7, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, May 17, 2022
General Surgery Written Thursday, March 17, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
  Applied Thursday, May 26, 2022
Geriatric Medicine Written Monday, March 14, 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  Applied N/A
Hematological Pathology Written Thursday, March 17, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Internal Medicine** Written Monday, February 28, 2022
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  Applied - English
Applied - French
Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13, 2022
Tuesday, May 10 to Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Medical Genetics and Genomics Written Thursday, March 31, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
  Applied Friday, April 29, 2022
Medical Microbiology Written Monday, March 21, 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  Applied Friday, May 20, 2022
Neurology Written Thursday, April 7, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Neuropathology Written Thursday, March 31, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Neurosurgery Written Monday, April 4, 2022
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Nuclear Medicine Written Thursday, March 31, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
  Applied Thursday, April 28, 2022
Obstetrics & Gynecology Written Monday, March 21, 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Ophthalmology Written Thursday, March 24, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022
  Applied Friday, May 27, 2022
Orthopedic Surgery Written Monday, April 11, 2022
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Pediatrics Written Monday, March 28, 2022
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, June 7 to Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Written Monday, March 7, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  Applied N/A
Plastic Surgery Written Monday, March 14, 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Psychiatry Written Wednesday, March 2, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, May 18 to Thursday, May 19, 2022
Public Health & Preventive Medicine Written Thursday, March 31, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Radiation Oncology Written Monday, March 7, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  Applied Thursday, April 21, 2022
Rheumatology (adult) Written Thursday, March 10, 2022
  Applied Friday, June 17, 2022
Urology* Written Thursday, March 3, 2022
Friday, March 4, 2022
  Applied Sunday, May 29, 2022
Vascular Surgery Written Thursday, March 10, 2022
  Applied Thursday, April 14, 2022
*Last traditional cohort. Competence by Design (CBD) cohort will sit their exam in Fall 2022.
**First CBD cohort.
***Last traditional cohort and first CBD cohort will sit their exam.

Fall 2022 Examinations Dates

(Updated: June 30, 2021)

Reminder

Exam dates and times are subject to change. Confirmation of written appointment will be sent via email one month before the 2022 exams. Confirmation of applied appointment will be sent via email approximately two to four weeks before the 2022 exams.

Note: Due to the complexities of scheduling candidates, your scheduled date and time to attend the exam cannot be changed. All eligible candidates will be scheduled for each exam component according to the application deadline and the Royal College’s capacity. No candidate shall be granted a request to select a specific date or date range and/or time of their exam(s) unless specific conditions have been met (see policy).

Registration deadline
Fall 2022 examinations - April 15th of the year you take the exam

When: Fall examinations 2022

Please note: Please book off all the scheduled dates posted for your specialty exam as you must be available to write on all of the published dates (e.g. both September 12 and September 13).


Fall 2022
SPECIALTY COMPONENT EXAM DATE(S)
Adolescent Medicine Written Monday, September 12, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Anesthesiology Written Wednesday September 28, 2022
Thursday September 29, 2022
  Applied Spring 2023
Cardiology (adult) Written Thursday, September 8, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, October 19 to Thursday, October 20, 2022
Cardiology (pediatric) Written Thursday, September 8, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Written Thursday, October 6, 2022
  Applied N/A
Clinical Immunology & Allergy Written Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  Applied Friday, October 21, 2022
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Written Monday, October 3, 2022
  Applied N/A
Colorectal Surgery Written Thursday, October 6, 2022
  Applied N/A
Critical Care Medicine Written Monday, September 19, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  Applied N/A
Developmental Pediatrics Written Thursday, October 6, 2022
  Applied N/A
Endocrinology & Metabolism Written Monday, October 3, 2022
  Applied N/A
Forensic Pathology Written Monday, October 3, 2022
  Applied N/A
Forensic Psychiatry* Written Thursday, October 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Gastroenterology Written Monday, August 22, 2022
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, November 15, 2022
General Surgical Oncology Written Monday, September 19, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  Applied N/A
Geriatric Psychiatry Written Thursday, October 6, 2022
  Applied N/A
Gynecologic Oncology Written Thursday, September 8, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
  Applied N/A
Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Written Thursday, October 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Hematology Written Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Infectious Diseases Written Thursday, September 22, 2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
  Applied N/A
Interventional Radiology Written Monday, October 3, 2022
  Applied N/A
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Written Monday, September 12, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Medical Biochemistry Written Thursday, September 1, 2022
Friday, September 2, 2022
  Applied N/A
Medical Oncology Written Monday, September 12, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Written Monday, September 19, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  Applied N/A
Nephrology Written Thursday, September 22, 2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
  Applied N/A
Neuroradiology Written Thursday, October 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Occupational Medicine Written Thursday, September 8, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
  Applied N/A
Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Written Thursday, September 15, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
  Applied Monday, November 21, 2022
Pain Medicine Written Thursday, September 22, 2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
  Applied N/A
Palliative Medicine Written Thursday, September 8, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
  Applied N/A
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Written Thursday, September 22, 2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
  Applied N/A
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Written Monday, September 19, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  Applied N/A
Pediatric Radiology Written Thursday, October 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Pediatric Surgery Written Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  Applied Friday, November 4, 2022
Respirology (adult) Written Monday, September 12, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  Applied Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Respirology (pediatric) Written Thursday, September 1, 2022
  Applied Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Rheumatology (pediatric) Written Monday, September 12, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  Applied N/A
Surgical Foundations Written Thursday, September 15, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
  Applied N/A
Thoracic Surgery Written Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  Applied Thursday, November 10, 2022
Urology* Written Monday, August 22, 2022
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  Applied Sunday, November 6, 2022
*First CBD cohort.

Where

All candidates will sit the 2022 written and applied exam in person at one of our regional examination centres in Canada:

How

Questions? Contact credentials@royalcollege.ca

 



Fall 2021 Examinations Dates

(Updated August 5, 2021)

Reminder
Exam dates and times are subject to change. Confirmation of written appointment will be sent via email in mid-August 2021. Confirmation of applied exams will be provided in the candidates’ appointment letter approximately 2 weeks before the exam.

Note: Due to the complexities of scheduling candidates, your scheduled date and time to attend the exam cannot be changed. All eligible candidates will be scheduled for each exam component according to the application deadline and the Royal College’s capacity. No candidate shall be granted a request to select a specific date or date range and/or time of their exam(s) unless specific conditions have been met (see policy).

Registration deadline
Fall 2021 examinations – May 15, 2021

When: Fall specialty examinations 2021

Written Exam Times
AM (Morning): 09:00 to 12:00
PM (Afternoon): 14:00 to 17:00

Please note:


Fall 2021
SPECIALTY COMPONENT EXAM DATE(S) TIME
Adolescent Medicine Written October 7, 2021
October 8, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Anesthesiology** Written October 7, 2021
October 8, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied Spring 2022  
Cardiology (adult) Written September 14, 2021
September 15, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Cardiology (pediatric) Written September 23, 2021
September 24, 2021
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied October 29, 2021  
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Written September 17, 2021
N/A
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied N/A  
Clinical Immunology & Allergy Written September 17, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied October 15, 2021  
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Written September 20, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Colorectal Surgery Written September 17, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Critical Care Medicine** Written September 23, 2021
September 24, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Developmental Pediatrics Written September 20, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Endocrinology & Metabolism Written September 20, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Forensic Pathology Written September 20, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Forensic Psychiatry Written September 17, 2021 AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Gastroenterology** Written September 14, 2021
September 15, 2021
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied N/A  
General Surgical Oncology Written September 23, 2021
September 24, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Geriatric Psychiatry Written September 20, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Gynecologic Oncology Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Written September 17, 2021
N/A
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied N/A  
Hematology Written September 23, 2021
N/A
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied N/A  
Infectious Diseases Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Interventional Radiology Written September 17, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Written October 7, 2021
October 8, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Medical Oncology Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied N/A  
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Written September 23, 2021
September 24, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Nephrology Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Neuroradiology Written September 20, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Occupational Medicine Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery** Written September 14, 2021
September 15, 2021
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied October 7, 2021  
Pain Medicine Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Palliative Medicine Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied N/A  
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Written September 30, 2021
October 1, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Written October 7, 2021
October 8, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Pediatric Radiology Written September 20, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Pediatric Surgery Written September 17, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied October 5, 2021  
Respirology (adult) Written September 14, 2021
September 15, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied October 19, 2021  
Respirology (pediatric) Written September 17, 2021
N/A
AM (Morning)
  Applied October 6, 2021  
Rheumatology (pediatric)** Written September 23, 2021
September 24, 2021
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied N/A  
Surgical Foundations Written October 4, 2021
October 5, 2021
AM (Morning)
  Applied N/A  
Thoracic Surgery Written September 17, 2021
N/A
PM (Afternoon)
  Applied November 2, 2021  
** First CBD cohort.

Where

All candidates can choose to do their written 2021 exams in person at one of our regional hotel exam sites in Canada or online via remote proctoring. The complete list of regional hotel exam sites is below. We will not be adding any additional exam sites for 2021. The addresses of the hotel exam sites will be released in mid-August 2021.


Regional hotel exam sites in Canada:

SITE VENUE LOCATION
VANCOUVER,
British Columbia

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2W6
604-684-3131

CALGARY,
Alberta
Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South
135 Southland Drive SE,
Calgary, AB, T2J 5X5
403-278-5050
EDMONTON,
Alberta
The Westin Edmonton
10135 100th Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0N7
780-426-3636
SASKATOON,
Saskatchewan
Delta Hotels by Marriott Saskatoon Downtown
405 20th St E,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 6X6
306-665-3322
WINNIPEG,
Manitoba
Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2
204-942-0551
THUNDER BAY,
Ontario
Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay
2240 Sleeping Giant Parkway
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 0E7
807-344-0777
SUDBURY,
Ontario
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Sudbury
490 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, ON, P3A 3T3
705-560-0111
OTTAWA,
Ontario
The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Dr,
Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
613-560-7000
KINGSTON,
Ontario
Four Points by Sheraton Kingston
285 King Street East
Kingston, ON K7L 3B1
613-544-4434
TORONTO,
Ontario
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Entrance via 100 Richmond Street
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
416-947-4807
HAMILTON,
Ontario
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
116 King St W,
Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3
905-317-4531
LONDON,
Ontario
Delta Hotels by Marriott, London Armouries
325 Dundas Street
London, ON N6B 1T9
519-679-6111
MONTREAL,
Quebec
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
1201 René-Lévesque Blvd W,
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7
514-878-2000
SHERBROOKE,
Quebec
Delta Hotels by Marriott Sherbrooke Conference Center
2685 Rue King Ouest
Sherbrooke, QC, J1L 1C1
819-822-1989
QUEBEC CITY,
Quebec
Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec
690 Boulevard René-Lévesque E,
Québec, QC G1R 5A8
418-647-1717
HALIFAX,
Nova Scotia
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, B3J 3J5
902-421-1700
ST. JOHN’S,
Newfoundland
Courtyard by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland
131 Duckworth St,
St. John's, NL A1C 1E9
709-722-6636

How:

Important info on exam administration

Applied Exams

The applied exam will be virtual in 2021, not in-person and face-to-face. The Royal College will use technology to administer the applied component of all specialty exams.

Questions?
Contact exams2021@royalcollege.ca



Contact us:
candidates@royalcollege.ca; Telephone: toll-free 1-800-668-3740 ext. 278 or 419 or 613-730-6278; Fax: 613-730-8261

We recognize exams are a stressful experience and that we are in unprecedented times. The Royal College is committed to communicating with you in a respectful, professional and civil manner. Similarly, we ask the same courtesy is provided to our employees. Thank you!