Centre selection

Centre selection

  • When applying for the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II online, you must choose three examination centres in order of preference. If you choose only one centre, this does not improve the likelihood of being assigned to that particular centre.
  • Centres are designated as English (E) or French (F) only. The examination must be taken in English at an English centre and in French at a French centre.

Centre assignment

  • The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) makes every effort to accommodate candidates’ centre choices; however, the MCC cannot guarantee assignment to your preferred centre.
  • Once you have chosen your centres during the online application, you must indicate whether or not you would accept assignment to another centre in the event that the MCC cannot assign you to one of your centre choices:
    • If you indicated, during the online application, that you did not wish to consider other centres, and the MCC cannot assign you to one of your centres, your application will be withdrawn and the refundable portion of the MCCQE Part II fee paid (i.e., the examination fee minus an administration fee will be credited to your account.
    • If you indicated, during the online application, that you would accept assignment to other centers, you will be assigned to the nearest available centre.
  • A message will be sent to all accepted candidates, by the end of February, once the examination centres have been assigned. This message will explain how to view your centre assignment through your account.
  • Approximately two weeks following centre assignment, a message will be sent to all candidates informing them that their exam package is now available through their account, and instructions on how to view and print the exam package will be provided in this message.
  • Once a centre has been assigned, a request for a change of examination centre for the spring 2017 session will be considered only if received by March 10, 2017.

Scheduling conflict (centre assignment)

  • If you have a significant conflict with respect to your centre assignment, you must send a message through your account, accompanied by supporting documentation. If the request is approved, a pre-scheduling fee will apply.

Centre change request

  • A centre change request will be considered for the spring 2017 session, provided that a written request is submitted to the MCC by March 10, 2017 and space is available at the requested centre.
  • The applicable centre change fee will be charged to your account only if the change can be accommodated.
  • You cannot “change” examination sessions.
    • If you are assigned to take the examination in the spring session and you wish to delay taking the examination until the fall session or beyond, you will need to withdraw your application and reapply.

Note: Opportunities for change are very limited once the centre assignment process has taken place.