Timeline and Process for Credentialling and Examination Applications Submission and Review

These instructions apply only to examinations administered by the CCMG.

Only candidates who have completed a CCMG training program by June 30 of the exam year will be eligible to apply to Credentials to sit the CCMG certifying examinations.

Submission of credentials applications will be due by August 1 prior to the exam year. An additional $350 fee will be applied to credentials applications submitted after August 1st. Applications received after August 31 will not be accepted. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the credentials review process by December 1 prior to the exam year.

Candidates who have not completed training by August 1 prior to the exam year and who have been given a provisional credentials approval, will be eligible to sit the June examinations. Submission of the FITER to the CCMG Management office by June 1 of the exam year will be required. Submission of all remaining outstanding credentials documentation will be required by July 15 of the exam year.

The names of the candidates who have successfully completed final credentials review in 2023 will be provided to the CCMG Board of Directors, prior to the 2024 CCMG certifying examination. Names of candidates given provisional approval in 2023 and who complete final credentials review in 2024 will be provided to the Board by November 1, 2023.

Details regarding the 2024 CCMG certifying exam process will be posted on the CCMG website.

CCMG certification in the given specialty requires successful completion of the relevant examination as well as final credentials approval.

Overview of dates

Certifying Examinations through the CCMG

CCMG Clinical/Laboratory Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, Genetic and Genomic Diagnostics, and Molecular Genetics candidates:

  • Credentials Submission: August 1, year prior to exam
  • Examination Registration and Fee Payment: January 15, year of exam
  • Late Examination Registration and Fee Payment (with Penalty): February 15, year of exam; after this date, requests will not be accepted.
  • Examination Deferral with Refund (for Registered Candidates): March 15, year of exam
  • General Examination: first week of May, year of exam
  • Written Specialty Examination: first week of June, year of exam
  • OSLE: first week of June, year of exam

Certifying Examinations through the Royal College

CCMG Clinical Genetics candidates:

  • Credentials Submission: July 15
  • Registration request to CCMG office: September 1
  • Royal College Examination Registration: November 4
  • Examination Deferral: As per Royal College policy
  • Written Specialty Examination: March 30 and 31
  • Applied Examination: May 19