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Qualifying Examination

The Qualifying Examination is typically administered twice each year. The most up to date exam information can be found below.

February 2023 Qualifying Examination

The next administration is scheduled for February 2023. 

Exam Dates

  • MCQ Exam - online, remote-proctored - Friday, February 17, 2023
    • MCQ Candidate Orientation - online, non-mandatory- Monday, February 13, 2023 - 7:30 pm EST
  • OSCE Exam - In-person, Hamilton, Ontario - Saturday/Sunday, February 25 and 26, 2023 (both days)
    • OSCE Candidate Orientation - online, non-mandatory- Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 7:00 pm EST


Registration Deadlines

  • Initial application deadline (For all new applicants) – January 6, 2023
    • For initial application forms click here.
  • QE registration deadline (after Initial Application is processed) – January 20, 2023
    • For QE Registration forms click here.

OSCE Location


David Braley Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University
100 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario




Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes in government directives that can be brought to bear in response to changes in the character of the pandemic, the College reserves the right to change, cancel or amend any examination dates. 

COVID-19 Precautions and Measures

The College has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan for the Qualifying Examination. The Safety Plan outlines the infection prevention and control measures that the College will institute to safeguard the wellbeing of candidates, standardized patients, exam administrators, exam assessors and College staff.

Please click here to view the College’s COVID-19 Safety Plan.