Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I
You must take and pass the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I to obtain the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC). Canadian medical regulatory authorities may require you to have the LMCC to apply for a medical licence within their province or territory.
Visit our Application and eligibility page for the full list of MCCQE Part I requirements.
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What is the MCCQE Part I?
The MCCQE Part I is a one-day, computer-based test that assesses the competence of candidates who have obtained their medical degree, for entry into supervised clinical practice in postgraduate training programs. The MCCQE Part I assesses knowledge, clinical skills and attitudes as outlined by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Objectives.
Examination at a glance
Below is additional information on the upcoming MCCQE Part I session.
|Spring 2018 MCCQE Part I
Dates: April 16 to 20, April 23 to 27, April 30 to May 4 and May 7 to 9
|Examination centres*||Application information||Results|
Application is now open.
Applications after 11:59, p.m., Eastern Time on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018: $1,285 (includes a $180 late fee).
Eligibility requirements, see
Main application deadline:
Final application deadline:
See Application and eligibility for more information on late applications.
Results for the spring session will be available by the end of June.
Results for the fall session will be available by the end of December.
Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver, Victoria
Hamilton, Kingston, London, Mississauga, Ottawa, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto
Chicoutimi, Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières
*The centres are subject to change.
Clarification regarding examination centres, dates and language:
- For information regarding date selection, visit Scheduling
- The number of days a particular centre runs depends on the maximum daily space capacity and the demand for that centre
- The number of days and specific dates a centre delivers the exam vary from centre to centre
- The specific days a centre delivers the exam depend on a number of factors including availability of its computer labs and may not necessarily be consecutive days
- You can take the examination in either English or French at any centre. However, staff and technical support may be limited to a specific language.
- Support at the centres will be offered as follows:
- In both official languages in the Ottawa and Montreal centres
- Primarily in French in the Quebec and New Brunswick centres
- Primarily in English in all other centres
Proposed future MCCQE Part I dates
Please find below additional information on the proposed future MCCQE Part I dates.
|Session||Proposed dates||Expected application opening timeframe|
|Fall 2018||Oct. 29 to Nov. 8||May 2018|
Will the MCCQE Part I change?
As of 2018 and 2019, we will be making changes to our examination program, impacting all examinations including the MCCQE Part I.
For more information on these changes, please visit mccevolution.ca.