The national examining and certifying body for medical specialists in Canada.
Credentials and Examinations: A credentials assessment is the first step towards taking the certification examinations.
Step One: Assessment -Apply for assessment of training to receive examination eligibility
Step Two: Examination Registration - Complete and submit registration form to write the examination
International Medical Graduates (IMG)
An international medical graduate (IMG) is defined as someone who has completed his/her postgraduate residency training outside of Canada or the United States.
To respond to societal needs and to address the shortage of specialist physicians in Canada, the Royal College has developed routes to certification so that qualified specialist physicians, including IMGs, can attain full Royal College certification.
The following provides a list of entry routes as well as the minimum length of training required for each discipline recognized by the Royal College. Accredited Programs
Routes to Certification
Click here to find out more information from the RCPSC website on examination guidelines for registered candidates and for information by speciality or subspecialty.
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