Dates, Fees and Deadlines

Certification Examination in Family Medicine

Exam DatesFeeApplication Dates
Spring 2018

April 19 - 22
$2,960 CAD*

Residency Eligible Candidates:
December 4, 2017 - February 1, 2018

Practice Eligible Candidates:
July 1 - October 1, 2017  

Fall 2018

October 25 - 28
$2,960 CAD*Residency Eligible Candidates:
May 1 - June 30, 2018

Practice Eligible Candidates:
January 1 - April 1, 2018

*A tuition tax credit is available to each candidate that attempts the examination.  

Examination of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine
Exam DateFeeApplication Date
September 14 - 16, 2018$3,270 CADApril 15 - June 15, 2018

Future Proposed Dates

Certification Examination in Family Medicine

Exam DatesFeeApplication Dates
Spring 2019

April 25 - 28
$3,110 CAD*

Residency Eligible Candidates:
December 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Practice Eligible Candidates:
July 1 - October 1, 2018

Fall 2019

October 17 - 20
$3,110 CAD*

Residency Eligible Candidates:
May 1 - June 30, 2019

Practice Eligible Candidates:
January 1 - April 1, 2019  

*A tuition tax credit is available to each candidate that attempts the examination.

Requests to resit the exam

For repeat candidates who are still eligible, the deadline date to register to re-sit the family medicine examination is February 1 for the spring exam and June 30 for the fall exam or June 15 for the emergency medicine examination.


Cancellation Policy

Due to the significant expenses generated in the eight weeks prior to the exam, examination fee refunds will depend on the date of receipt of a written, signed withdrawal/refund request:

  • Candidates who withdraw from the examination 60 days or more prior to the date of the examination will be subject to a penalty of $500.
  • Candidates who withdraw within 30-60 days prior to the date of the examination will be subject to a penalty of one half of the examination fee.
  • There is no refund for candidates who withdraw within 30 days of the examination.

Candidates must withdraw and re-apply should they wish to take the examination at a later date. Fees paid for a previous attempt are not transferable to a later session.

Please note: dates are subject to change.

Fees are approved by the Board of Directors in the fall of the previous year.

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