Examination of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine

The Examination of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine is open to College members who hold CCFP status in good standing and who have either:

  • Successfully completed an approved residency training program in emergency medicine
  • Met the criteria for practice eligible candidates as determined by the National Board as set out in the regulations.

Candidates who successfully complete the examination receive a certificate and will be able to use the CCFP(EM) designation. They will be honoured at convocation.

In order to maintain the CCFP(EM) designation, members who hold this certificate must fulfill the requirements of ongoing active membership in the College and maintaining their Certification in Family Medicine.

The examination is available in both official languages and candidates can choose to sit part or all of the examination in either English or French. Presently, there is only one examination centre for all candidates, in Toronto. The examination is usually held in September on the weekend after Labour Day. 

Get information on dates, deadlines, fees and frequently asked questions.

The Guide to the Examination of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine provides general information about the examination, candidate code of conduct, cancellation and late arrival policies, appeal process, and a list of emergency medicine residency programs.

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