Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM)

This certification recognizes the expertise of microbiologists specializing in clinical microbiology who hold doctoral-level degrees (PhD or MD) and have passed the FCCM board examination, or the ABMM examination and applied for reciprocity, after the completion of an accredited fellowship in clinical/medical microbiology.  Clinical Microbiologists are commonly employed in hospital, public health or private diagnostic laboratories and provide clinical, scientific and administrative oversight of clinical microbiology laboratory functions as well as acting as microbiology consultants for other health care providers.

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

For questions regarding the FCCM beyond that available on the website, please contact the chair of the FCCM Committee at