Last updated August 9, 2021
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This page is for those candidates who are taking a written exam at their home or office. Information and FAQs will be updated regularly. We recommend that you bookmark this page, so you can easily return to it for reference.
Practique is the examination system the Royal College is using to deliver the 2021 exams.
Examity is the remote proctoring system the Royal College is using to invigilate your 2021 exam.
All written exams will be administered through Practique. For those who selected to take the exam remotely from home/office, Examity will provide the proctoring services in English only.
Candidates taking the examination remotely who have requested support in French through our survey will be contacted directly to arrange the proctoring process.
Is your computer ready?
Note: you must complete your system readiness check on the computer you will be using for the exam in the location you will be writing it.
How can I view the exam interface before I write my exam?
* If updates are made to the exam demo site, a notice will be posted here.
* Please note Google Chrome is the only supported browser. It is recommended that after completing an exam demo, you log out of the demonstration site completely by selecting “Finish exam.” It is also recommended that you clear your browser data after completing the demo to facilitate returning at a later time. Once you return to the initial log in screen, you can use the ID and password again to access the demonstration site and repeat any of the exam demos.
Note: This video shows a MCQ-format exam with typical questions spanning various specialties. For example, there are questions with images or multiple images, multipart questions and questions referencing tables.
Note: This video shows a SAQ-format exam with typical questions spanning various specialties. For example, there are questions with images or multiple images, multipart questions and questions referencing tables.
You will receive an email to create your profile in the Royal College process. This process is documented in a video and will require you to:
Once you have successfully completed this step, you are scheduled and officially ready to take the online exam.
Approximately 2 days before your written exam, you will be emailed your Candidate ID and password in order to create your online profile.
Review our tips and tricks (under the dropdown menu “Studying for the exam") to answering exam questions.
On exam day, you can log in 15 minutes before your scheduled exam start time and the window will remain open for 30 minutes after the start time.
For example, if you have an exam that starts at 9 a.m., you can log in at 8:50 a.m. You will be connected to a proctor, who will perform the mandatory ID checks and room scan. This should not take more than 10 minutes. If you start your exam at 9:10 a.m., you will have until 12:10 p.m. to complete the exam, which is a full three hours. Similarly, if you log in at 9:10 a.m. and start your exam at 9:29 a.m. after completing the ID verification and room scan, you will have until 12:29 to complete the exam.
Warning: Candidates who have not logged in to perform the mandatory ID checks and room scan 30 minutes after the official start time will lose the ability to do so. For example, if the exam start time is 9 a.m., candidates will not be able to begin the exam if they have not started the log in process before 9:31 a.m.
If you have other questions about the fall 2021 exams, please visit our frequently asked questions.
To submit a question, please email the Royal College at email@example.com and include “Online exams" and your specialty in the subject line.
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!
Check your email or the Royal College app to ensure there are no new notifications about your exam.
An hour before your exam is scheduled to begin:
Fifteen minutes before the start time of the exam: