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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.

June 2024 Qualifying Examination

The next administration is scheduled for June 2024. 

Exam Dates

  • MCQ Exam - online, remote-proctored - Tuesday, June 11, 2024
    • MCQ Candidate Orientation - online, non-mandatory- TBA
  • OSCE Exam - In-person, Hamilton, Ontario - Saturday/Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2024 (both days)
    • OSCE Candidate Orientation - online, non-mandatory- TBA


Registration Deadlines

  • Initial application deadline (For all new applicants) – Friday, April 26, 2024
    • For all new initial applications click here to start your online application.
    • After your initial application is approved, you may then proceed with registering for the examination. Click here for more information about exam registration.
  • QE registration deadlineFriday, May 10, 2024
    • For QE Registration click here and log into your profile.

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.