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 (available soon) along with payment for the examination by January 15 of the examination year.

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Clinical Genetics Exams

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

Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Biochemical Genetics Exams

 The examinations are held every two years on the even years.


  1. Examination papers will be available in both official languages and candidates may choose to respond in either language.  As they do currently, candidates will declare their preferred language at the time of registration for the examination cycle. 
  2. Examinations will continue to be offered every two years for the foreseeable future, but this may be reassessed once the new format has been evaluated.   
  3. Candidates who hold FCCMG in one specialty and are sitting a second specialty examination will be exempt from writing the general paper. Candidates who hold FCCMG or FRCPC in medical genetics are exempt from sitting the general examination.


Successful individuals are admitted into the College as Fellows.  Detailed information about the CCMG  Examination process for laboratory fellows-in-training can be downloaded here.

Copies of past CCMG written laboratory specialty examinations are available here.

Examination Registration:

Click here: Molecular, Biochemical, Cytogenetics Candidates Registration Form

Click here: Clinical Candidates Registration Form

Exam dates

Clinical Genetics

Examination dates and times are subject to change. Candidates will receive their confirmation of written appointment, via email, two months before the exams. Confirmation of Live exams will be provided in the candidates’ appointment letter approximately one month before the examination. All times listed are local..

Please note: Due to the complexities and intricacies of scheduling candidates, your scheduled time and date to attend the examination cannot be changed or altered. All eligible candidates will be scheduled appropriately for each exam component according to the application deadline and Royal College’s capacity. No candidate shall be granted a request to select a specific date or date range and/or time of their exam(s) unless specific conditions have been met (see policy here).

Spring regional centres: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Halifax, St. John’s

Ottawa Oral/OSCE/Practical Exam Centres:  All live exams except those denoted by an asterisk (*) are conducted at La Cite.  All other exams are conducted at the Royal College Exam Centre.

La Cite:   801 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 4R3.
Royal College Exam Centre*:   774 Echo Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5N8

Registration and Information Session

Registration is at 08:15 for the AM session from 09:00 to 12:00
Registration is at 13:15 for the PM session from 14:00 to 17:00

*Registration: February 1, 2018
Written: Spring regional centres May 1 & 2, 2018
Osce: May 18, 2018 (La Cité Collégiale, 801 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa)

*Registration deadline: To successfully register for an examination, applicants are responsible for ensuring that the RCPSC receives a completed registration form on or before the date advertised for that specific examination. To facilitate this process, applicants are advised to request the registration form as early as possible. Registrations for the 2018 spring examinations will not be accepted after the deadline date of February 1, 2018. There will be no exceptions.

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.


  • Examination Location:  TBD
  • Meals: Non provided.
  • RESULTS: We will notify you by email with the results of your examination.