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The last MCCEE session was November 2018

The last MCCEE took place on November 11, 2018. The information on this page is being offered for information/reference purposes only.

International medical graduates and students can now apply to the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I directly without first having to take the MCCEE.

This page provides an overview of what to expect on the day you take the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).

What to bring to the MCCEE?

You will need to bring two pieces of valid government-issued identity documents (a passport and driver’s licence, for example, but not a university student card) to the Prometric test centre. Both documents must contain your photograph and signature, and the name on the documents must match your MCCEE application. If the names do not match, please contact the MCC as soon as possible before your examination date.

If you do not have proper identification, you will not be allowed to take the examination and your examination fee will be forfeited.

What not to bring to the MCCEE

You are not allowed to bring any materials with you into the examination room. This includes writing materials like pens or pencils — these will be provided.

Use of notes, books, mobile phones, cameras, pagers, watches with memory capability, or any other mechanical or electronic device is not allowed while the examination is in progress. Before the exam begins you will need to deposit these items in a secure personal locker at the Prometric test centre.

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Arriving at the Prometric test centre

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled examination start time. If you are late for your scheduled appointment, you may not be allowed to take the MCCEE in which case your examination fee would be forfeited.

If you are not sure where your test centre is or if you forgot the time and date of your exam, you can find this information at any time on the Prometric website. To access this information, you will need the 16-digit confirmation number that was given to you when you scheduled your exam appointment. If you forget your number, you will need to contact Prometric directly as the MCC does not have access to this information.

When you arrive at the Prometric test centre, you will be asked to:

  • Present your two pieces of identification
  • Sign in
  • Store your personal belongings in a secure locker

U.S. test centres: Prometric will be conducting inspections of all accessories that you are wearing, e.g.; eyeglasses, jewelry, hair accessories, etc. These inspections, which are being conducted to detect whether these accessories contain camera devices, will be done at check-in and upon return from breaks. If you are caught in possession of a camera device while entering or once inside the testing room, the accessory will be confiscated and your exam will be terminated. We will be updating the information on this page as Prometric expands the additional screening measures to international sites outside of the U.S.

You may also be required to provide fingerprints for entry into the exam and again when you exit the exam. This is mandatory when taking the MCCEE in India. Fingerprinting helps guard against exam fraud and proxy testing.

After you have signed in, a Prometric staff member will lead you to your assigned computer in the testing area.

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Taking the MCCEE

The examination begins with a brief tutorial showing how the MCCEE software works. The answers you choose during the tutorial do not contribute to your MCCEE score. If you are already familiar with the software, you can skip the tutorial and proceed directly to the actual examination.

We recommend you take the MCCEE online demo before your examination date. It shows how to use the various features of the computer-based testing interface.

You will have four hours to complete the MCCEE. The computer will track how much time you have left. The computer’s clock cannot be stopped once you begin the examination. Your appointment is over when you complete the examination or run out of time, whichever happens first.

You are not allowed to leave the examination room before completing the MCCEE unless a Prometric staff member accompanies you. No outside contact is allowed during the examination session.

When the examination is over, sign out and retrieve your personal belongings from the locker. You will be given a test completion notice confirming you have taken the MCCEE. This notice does not include your score or results.

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Conduct and behaviour

You will be monitored by Prometric staff when taking the examination. Where video cameras are installed, notices will be posted informing you that the session is being recorded. Any personal information captured in these recordings will be treated according to the MCC Privacy Policy.

If you appear to be giving or receiving information during the exam, the person in charge of the examination can change your location in the examination room or immediately terminate your examination. Prometric staff members must make a full report of all such occurrences, which may cause you to be banned from future MCC examinations.

Any unauthorized reproduction or dissemination of examination materials is strictly prohibited. You must abide by the terms and conditions that you agreed to as part of your online MCCEE application. The MCC may take disciplinary measures or legal action if you violate these terms and conditions.

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