Medical Council of Canada



Application to the November 2018 session is now closed

Application to the MCCEE is now closed. The November 2018 session is the last session. International medical graduates and students will now be able to challenge the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I directly without first having to take the MCCEE.

While application is now closed, please note that some of the information on this web page may be of use to candidates whose applications have been accepted and who are seeking to schedule or reschedule their exam appointment.

The Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) is offered up to five times a year. Each testing window is two to three weeks long and held in January, March, May, September and November.

Please note that the last session of the MCCEE will be held in November 2018. If you apply to the MCCEE, your eligibility window will end on November 15, 2018. Please visit our news post for more information.

Once your MCCEE application has been accepted, your next step is to schedule an examination appointment — a date, time and location — with Prometric, the service provider that administers the exam.

How to schedule your appointment?

After your application is accepted, you will receive a message through your physiciansapply.ca account confirming that you are eligible to take the MCCEE. This message will also include instructions on how to get your authorization to test (ATT) number, which you will need when scheduling your appointment with Prometric.

You can schedule your appointment online or by telephone. We recommend the online option as the Prometric website will walk you through the entire process in an easy-to-understand way.

Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis. While there are more than 500 Prometric test centres in some 80 countries, not every centre offers seats for every MCCEE date. If there are no seats at your preferred test centre on a specific date, you may choose another test centre or wait until additional exam sessions are available.

Prometric will provide you with a 16-digit confirmation number when scheduling is complete. Please keep a record of this number, as you will need it to reschedule/cancel your appointment or to view the details of your appointment on the Prometric website.

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How to reschedule or cancel your appointment

If you reschedule or cancel your appointment up to 30 days before the examination date, there is no charge. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment directly through Prometric, either online or by telephone. You will need the 16-digit confirmation number you received when you first scheduled your appointment.

If you reschedule or cancel your appointment less than 30 days before the examination date, you will need to pay a USD $50 fee to Prometric.

Appointments cannot be rescheduled or cancelled fewer than 120 hours (five days) before the examination: if you have not cancelled or rescheduled and cannot attend your exam, your examination fee will not be refunded. (For more information, see our policy on cancelling your examination appointment.)

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How to withdraw your MCCEE application

If you are certain you no longer want to take the MCCEE, you may withdraw your application. If your request to withdraw is received up to 120 hours (five days) before your scheduled appointment, a partial refund of your examination fee will be provided.

For more information, see how to withdraw your MCCEE application.