Membership in the CCM for candidates having a university degree in Microbiology or closely related field is by examination or by appropriate training and work experience. CCM certifies its members in the following categories, Registered Microbiologist (RMCCM), Specialist of the Canadian College of Microbiology in Commercial (SCCM-COM), Environmental (SCCM-ENV), Medical Laboratory Science (SCCM-MLS), Academic Research Microbiologist (ARMCCM) and Fellow in Clinical Microbiology (FCCM).

A provisional, time-limited membership is available to individuals who have the necessary university degree(s) in microbiology or a closely related field that have applied to write a certification exam. Specific requirements for obtaining certification are provided for each respective category.

Click under the heading: Become a Member for information on how to obtain certification in each category.