Examinations

The Canadian College of Medical Geneticists prepares and administers examinations to certify individuals who provide services in medical genetics.

Candidates from all specialities who have been successfully reviewed by the CCMG's Credentials Committee must submit an Examination Registration Form along with payment for the examination by January 15 of the examination year.


Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Biochemical Genetics Exams

 General information: 

  1. Examinations are held every two years on the even years.
  2. Examinations will be available in both official languages and candidates may choose to respond in either language.  Candidates must declare their preferred language at the time of registration for the examination cycle. 
  3. Special Accommodations for Applicants with a Disability are to contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants requesting special accommodations during the certifying examinations must check the Application for Special Accommodations box on the application form and request the application for special accommodations.  Applicants must complete and submit the Application for Special Accommodations to the Administrative Office. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations because of disabilities must provide appropriate documentation of the disability and specify the extent to which the standard testing procedures need to be modified.
  4. Examinations consist of a written General Knowledge Examination and a two-component Specialty Examination (written and practical). Both sets of examinations must be passed within a certain timeframe and the Credentials Committee must give final approval of the training program for admission into the CCMG as a Fellow. Detailed information about the examination process can be accessed here.   
  5. Candidates who are already fellows of the CCMG (FCCMG) or of the Royal College (FRCPC) in Medical Genetics and who are sitting another Specialty Examination will be exempt from writing the General Knowledge Examination.

Examination Registration:


Exam dates

Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Biochemical Genetics

Registration: January 15, 2018
General Examination: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Specialty Written Examination: Friday, June 8, 2018
Specialty OSLEs: Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Clinical Genetics Exams

As of 2012, the Clinical Genetics exams are harmonized with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medical Genetics exams and are held annually in Ottawa, Ontario.  Information regarding the Royal College examinations can be found at the following links: