If you are taking the fall 2018 MCCQE Part I, please click here. The information below applies to the 2019 MCCQE Part I sessions.
The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I will be offered four times in 2019 and up to five times a year in 2020. Each testing window is two to four weeks long. To obtain the dates that the MCCQE Part I will be offered in 2019, please consult our Examination at a glance section.
Please note that scheduling for the MCCQE Part I will open at the beginning of December 2018. At that time, a message will be sent to you through your physiciansapply.ca and will include instructions on how to schedule your exam appointment with our global vendor, Prometric.
Standard exam appointments do not support the delivery of most test accommodations.
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 MCCQE Part I.
Please note that scheduling will open at the beginning of December 2018. At that time, a message will be sent to you through your physiciansapply.ca and will include instructions on how to schedule your exam appointment with our global vendor, 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.
- If you want to schedule online, see the step-by-step instructions on how to use the Prometric website.
- If you want to schedule by telephone, see the list of Prometric call centres.
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 MCCQE Part I date. If there are no seats at your preferred test centre on a specific date, you may choose another test centre or choose another date.
Prometric will provide you with a 16-digit confirmation number by email 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.
How to reschedule or cancel your appointment
There is no charge if you reschedule or cancel up to 30 days before your exam appointment. 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 less than 30 days before your exam appointment, you will need to pay a $50 USD fee to Prometric. If you request test accommodations after your exam application has been accepted, you may be instructed to cancel an existing exam appointment.
Appointments cannot be rescheduled fewer than 120 hours (five days) before the exam: if you cannot attend your exam, or if you cancel your appointment fewer than 120 hours before the exam, your exam fee will be forfeited. For more information, see our policy on cancelling your exam appointment.