Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM)

 

Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM)
This certification recognizes the expertise in clinical microbiology of
Microbiologists holding doctoral degrees who have pursued additional training in
clinical microbiology. Clinical Microbiologists have appointments in hospital, public health or private diagnostic laboratories with a mandate to provide clinical direction and responsibility for the testing being performed.

The scope of activity of Clinical Microbiologists is defined in the following document.

FCCM Scope of Activity.2012

Application

1) Candidates wishing to apply for certification as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists should review the Professional Service Eligibility Criteria by clicking on the URL below.  Candidates whose application is based on experience alone, without training in an accredited program, must ensure they meet the professional service eligibility criteria.  These must be documented under Post-Doctoral experience on the application.  Please note, candidates applying based on the professional service eligibility criteria will only be considered until January 25th, 2020.  Subsequently, only candidates who have completed a CCM or CPEP-accredited training program will be eligible for FCCM examination.  Candidates who have received training from an accredited program need only provide information pertaining to the Post-Doctoral training program on the application.

FCCM Professional Service Eligibility Criteria.2017 

2) To apply for certification as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists, please click on the URL below to obtain the application form and submit the complete form to the Chair of the FCCM committee.

Please note, individuals enrolled in a 3 year training program may be eligible for the FCCM examination during their 3rd year of training.  Please contact the FCCM Chair for further information.

FCCM Application Form_Committee 2017

3) For candidates that are certified as D(ABMM) please click on the URL below to obtain the form for certification as FCCM through the reciprocity agreement.  Please submit the complete form to the Chair of the FCCM committee.

Note 1: Diplomates of the ABMM who have previously unsuccessfully attempted the FCCM exam are ineligible as FCCM via reciprocity (effective January 25, 2017).  As of January 25, 2020, only Diplomates of the ABMM who completed a CPEP or CCM-accredited training program will be eligible to apply for FCCM reciprocity.

Note 2: Reciprocity is awarded as a one-time process.  All FCCM members, following the successful completion of the FCCM exams or individuals recognized by reciprocity, must recertify following the CCM process.

FCCM Reciprocity Form 2017

 

Exam Information

1) Candidates interested in taking the FCCM exam, please click on the URL below for general  information pertaining to the exam.

FCCM Exam Information.2015 (2)

2) For detailed information on the FCCM syllabus and sample questions that would typically be asked on the exam please click on the URL below.

FCCM Syllabus.

 

FCCM Recertification

Members wishing to maintain their FCCM certification must be recertified by the College every three years.  A candidate who has accumulated 150 contact hours of continuing education during the respective 3 year period will be considered eligible for recertification.  The listing of continuing education credits is to be submitted on the Continuing Education form under the CE credit section.  Members who have both FCCM and D(ABMM) status may submit proof of ABMM recertification in lieu of detailed contact hours.  Recertification fees are $150.00 payable by cheque to the Canadian College of Microbiologists.

 

For additional information on the FCCM program, please contact the chair of the FCCM Committee at
hadam@dsmanitoba.ca