Candidates wishing to be certified as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists must have completed training in a CCM- or CPEP-accredited program and successfully passed the FCCM or ABMM examination. MDs who have completed a medical microbiology residency program are also eligible for FCCM certification. The professional service eligibility category is no longer recognized by the College for FCCM certification.
Please note, individuals enrolled in a 3 year CCM or CPEP training program are eligible for the FCCM examination during their 3rd year of training. Similarly, individuals in the 5th year of their Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medical Microbiology residency are eligible. Please contact the FCCM Chair for further information.
Certification by FCCM Examination
To apply for examination as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists, please submit the completed application form and associated fees, as detailed on the form, to the Chair of the FCCM committee.
Please see the FCCM Exam Information menu item for further information related to the FCCM examination.
Certification by Reciprocity
For candidates who are certified as D(ABMM) and wish to receive FCCM certification afforded by the terms of the reciprocity agreement between the CCM and the ABMM, please submit the completed FCCM reciprocity form and associated fees, as detailed on the form, to the Chair of the FCCM committee.
Note 1: Diplomates of the ABMM that have previously failed the FCCM examination are ineligible for 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 with the CCM.