The Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part I is offered up to five times a year. To obtain the dates that the MCCQE Part I is offered, please consult our Examination at a glance section.
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.
You can schedule your appointment online or by telephone. Prior to scheduling, please ensure you have all the information needed to complete your scheduled. 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.
- If you want to schedule a remote-proctoring appointment, please undergo the ProProctor Minimum System Requirements Check to ensure the device/setting intended for your exam appointment meets the minimum system and bandwidth requirements for ProProctor.
- If you have been granted test accommodations, please contact Prometric’s special needs booking line for your geographic region to schedule your exam appointment. Please do not attempt to schedule online as exam appointments with test accommodations must be scheduled by telephone.
Note: If you schedule a remote-proctoring appointment and attempt to sign-in for your exam with a device that does not meet the minimum system requirements for ProProctor, you will NOT be permitted to take the exam and your exam fees will be forfeited.
Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis. While there are more than 500 Prometric test centres across 80 countries and hundreds of remote proctors available, we cannot guarantee a specific MCCQE Part I session date. If there is no date available at your preferred test centre or through remote proctoring, please choose another date or test centre.
Once you have scheduled your exam appointment with Prometric, they will send you a 16-digit confirmation number and provide you with additional steps by email. 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 during COVID-19
As some of the public health restrictions are being lifted, Prometric is re-instituting in-centre testing at as many locations as possible and the list may change weekly; therefore, we suggest checking back regularly if your preferred testing location isn’t currently available. Additionally, you may prefer to take your exam remotely proctored. We understand that this may require you to reschedule your original exam appointment. Prometric has put in place a liberal reschedule policy that allows you to reschedule or cancel free of charge up to 48 hours before the date of your original scheduled appointment.
To make changes to your exam appointment, please visit Prometric.
Appointments cannot be rescheduled/cancelled fewer than 48 hours before the exam: If you do not attend your exam appointment, or if you cancel your appointment fewer than 48 hours before the day of your exam, your application fees will be forfeited. For more information, see our policy on cancelling your exam appointment.
Note: If you request test accommodations after your exam application has been accepted, you may be instructed to cancel your existing exam appointment.