Examination results are confirmed by the National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) Examination Committee and are released by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). For reasons of confidentiality, results cannot be given verbally, by fax or by email.
A candidate's most recent result remains valid indefinitely (no longer expires). If a candidate takes the NAC Examination more than once, the most recent result will be the only valid result.
The NAC examination can be attempted once per calendar year and can be taken a maximum of three times (effective from 2011). Eligible candidates who have a pass standing (most recent result) on the NAC examination will only be able to retake the examination until 2014. After the September 2014 session, candidates who have a pass standing (most recent result) will not be eligible to retake the examination.
If candidates believe that issues related to the administration of the examination and/or any issues encountered during the course of the examination may significantly affect their results, they must:
MCC review is possible only if candidates provide notification of the concern/problem in this manner.
Scores are verified several times before results are released. Candidates who fail the examination and who nevertheless wish to have their examination rescored must:
A rescore includes the following steps:
A rescore does NOT include a re-evaluation of the candidate's performance by additional examiners.
Rescores are processed within four to six weeks. Please note that the new score could be higher, lower or the same as the original score received.