Exam Centres

Examinations are available in both official languages in multiple centres across Canada. Candidates may also choose to take one component of the examination in English and the other in French.

Certification Examination in Family Medicine


Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Kingston, London, Saskatoon, Montreal (French and English), Quebec (French), Sherbrooke (French)


Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal (French)

Site Locations for the Certification Examination in Family Medicine

The CFPC will do its best to ensure you are assigned to an exam site as close to your residence or residency school, as possible. Factors influencing your assigned site include space limitations and examiner availability.

You will be notified of your exam location six weeks prior to the exam date. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have received this confirmation. 

In assigning sites, the CFPC takes the needs of the candidates into consideration. Priorities include the following:

  • Assigning the exam location for candidates at their home residency school, city of residency, or nearest location in an effort to minimize travel
  • Allowing ample travel time for candidates
  • Coordinating sites with dates and locations of the MCCQE Part II exam
  • Capacity for computer-based testing
  • Availability to respond to special accommodations
  • SOO site capacity, including physical location and schedule
  • Number of examiners
  • Individual request ( if possible)

The CFPC will accommodate candidates as best they can. Candidates who must travel to write the exam will be assigned to the nearest location.

Examination of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine

Toronto only (French and English)

Note: Centres are subject to change. 

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