Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

LMCC and the Canadian Medical Register

In accordance with the MCC by-laws:


A physician can be inscribed in the Canadian Medical Register provided he or she has submitted evidence of at least twelve months of postgraduate clinical medical training deemed acceptable by the Executive Director and successfully completed:

  • the Qualifying Examination prior to Jan. 1, 1992; or
  • the MCCQE Part I and the MCCQE Part II; or
  • the MCCQE Part I and, during the years from 2013 to 2015, the MCC/CFPC
    harmonized examination.


A physician who meets the foregoing requirements is enrolled in the Canadian Medical Register as a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) and receives a Certificate of Registration (wallet-size plastic card). This certificate serves as official proof of registration. If submitted to a medical regulatory authority or other agency, it should be recovered by the owner for further use as required. A testamur (suitable for framing), intended for display purposes rather than as official proof of registration, is also provided.


The LMCC is not a licence to practise medicine, the issuance of such being a function of the medical regulatory authorities. When a candidate has satisfied the various requirements imposed by the medical regulatory authority, the final step towards licensure to practise is to submit an application to the Registrar of that medical regulatory authority.