Test accommodations for the MCCQE Part I | Medical Council of Canada
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Test accommodations for the MCCQE Part I

The process for requesting a test accommodation is similar across the MCC examinations, but there are important differences and considerations to be aware of when requesting a test accommodation for the MCCQE Part I.

Processing timeline

An MCCQE Part I application that includes a test accommodation request will require up to 9 weeks to process, once all exam eligibility requirements have been met and the required supporting documentation has been received. Requests are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Because scheduling is available approximately 5 months before the session and it can take up to 9 weeks to process your test accommodation request, we encourage you to apply to the exam sooner to ensure you can schedule in your preferred exam session.

Scheduling your examination

Test accommodations must be granted by the MCC and programmed with Prometric before an appointment can be scheduled. You will receive a message in your account when you can schedule your exam appointment with Prometric.

If you have been granted test accommodations, you must schedule your exam appointment by phoning Prometric’s special needs booking line for the geographic region in which you want to schedule. Do not schedule your appointment online.

Prometric’s staff will assist you in scheduling an exam appointment that can support the delivery of the granted test accommodations. While Prometric staff will make every attempt to accommodate your scheduling preferences, exam appointments that support the delivery of test accommodations are subject to availability. Specific exam dates, times and/or exam modalities cannot be guaranteed.

Late requests

If you request a test accommodation after you have scheduled an exam appointment, you will be instructed to cancel the existing appointment as test accommodations cannot be added to existing standard exam appointments. Once the appointment has been cancelled, send the required test accommodation documentation to [email protected]. You will be able to schedule a new appointment after the test accommodation request has been reviewed.