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Restricted Certificate of Registration for Exam Eligible Candidates

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CPSO can issue a time-limited, restricted certificate of registration to physicians. This certificate is for those who are missing Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Parts 1 and 2/LMCC, and/or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) certification, but are officially eligible to take these exams. You may be issued a restricted certificate if you have provided proof that you:

  1. have completed the certification exam of the RCPSC or the CFPC, but you have not yet completed parts 1 and 2/obtained the LMCC of the MCCQE, or
  2. are currently eligible without pre-condition to take the RCPSC or CFPC certification exam. You may or may not have yet completed Parts 1 & 2/obtained the LMCC of the MCCQE.

NOTE: The College does not currently accept RCPSC eligibility obtained through Practice Eligibility Route (PER) or Subspecialty Examination Affiliate Program (SEAP).

This restricted certificate is subject to the following conditions:

  1. You must practice with a supervisor until you have completed all outstanding exams.
  2. Your restricted certificate will expire within a reasonable number of years, not to exceed three years from the date it is issued, if:
    1. you do not successfully complete all outstanding MCC examinations/obtain the LMCC; and
    2. you do not receive certification by exam by either the RCPSC or by the CFPC.

Only in exceptional circumstances will we consider candidates for a renewal of their restricted certificate of registration after the expiration date.