The day of the examination
Registration on examination day
In the examination room
Taking the examination
Rules of conduct
Identification documentation: You must take two (2) pieces of valid government-issued identity documentation with you to the Prometric examination center.
- The two identity documents must contain your photograph and signature. Examples of acceptable identity documentation include a passport, a driver’s license and other valid, government-issued pieces of photo identification.
- The name on your identification documents must match the name with which you applied for the MCCEE. If the name on your identification documents is not consistent with the name on your MCCEE application, please contact the MCC as soon as possible before your scheduled examination date.
- If you do not have proper identification, you will not be allowed to take the examination and your examination fee will be forfeited.
Arrival time: On the date of your scheduled examination appointment, please arrive at your Prometric examination center thirty (30) minutes before your scheduled start time.
- If you did not note the information at the time of scheduling your examination appointment, you can view the address of your examination center and your scheduled examination date and start time at any time through the Prometric website (http://www.prometric.com/mcc). In order to access this information, you will need the 16-digit Confirmation Number that you obtained at the time of scheduling your examination appointment.
- If you arrive late for your scheduled examination appointment, you may not be allowed to take the examination, in which case your examination fee would be forfeited.
Registration on examination day: When you arrive at the examination center, you will be asked to:
- Present your two pieces of identification to the examination staff.
- Sign in.
- Store all of your personal belongings in a locker.
You will not be allowed to bring any materials with you into the examination room (e.g. documents, paper, cell phones or other electronic devices). Candidates who may have brought any notes, books, paper, radio, cellular phone, tape-recorder, camera, pager, electronic organizer, watch with a memory capability, or any other mechanical or electronic device into the examination center must deposit them with the examination center staff before the examination begins, for storage in a personal secure locker provided at the examination center. Use of these materials is prohibited while the examination is in progress including during unscheduled breaks.
Writing materials will be provided to you once you have entered the examination room. You must return these writing materials to the examination staff once you have completed the examination.
In the examination room:
- An examination center staff member will lead you to your assigned computer in the testing area.
- During the examination, candidates will be monitored by examination center staff.
- You will not be permitted to leave the examination room before having completed the examination, unless accompanied by a member of the examination center staff. No outside contact is allowed during the examination session.
- Improper behaviour: If a candidate appears to be giving, receiving
or using information during the examination, the personnel in charge of the examination is authorized to change the candidate's location in the examination room or to immediately terminate the examination for this candidate. The examination center staff is required to make a full report of all such occurrences to the MCC, which may lead to serious consequences, including, but not limited to, being barred from future MCC examinations.
Taking the examination:
Tutorial: The examination will begin with a brief tutorial to help you become familiar with how the computer and examination software work. The answers that you choose during the tutorial do not contribute to your score on the examination. If you are already familiar with the tutorial, you can choose to skip it and proceed directly with the examination.
Note: The MCC website also offers the Online Demo MCCEE Sample Test which demonstrates how the computer-based examination works and which you can take before your examination date.
- You will have four (4) hours to complete the examination. Once you start the examination, you cannot stop the examination clock. The computer will keep track of how much time you have left to complete the examination.
- There are no scheduled breaks during the examination. The four (4) hours allotted to complete the examination allow candidates to take short unscheduled breaks. The examination clock cannot be stopped during these breaks. Candidates are responsible for managing how they use their examination time.
- Your examination appointment is over when you complete the examination or when you run out of testing time, whichever happens first.
- Once your examination is over, you must sign out and retrieve your personal belongings from the locker. At that time, you will be given a Test Completion Notice, which is a confirmation of having taken the MCCEE. This notice does not include your examination results/score.
Rules of conduct:
- The MCC maintains strict security of the content of the MCCEE before, during and after each examination. All Examination Materials are the property of the Medical Council of Canada and are protected by Copyright©.
- Any unauthorized reproduction or dissemination of any Examination Materials in whole or in part is strictly prohibited. You must abide by the MCCEE Terms and Conditions that you agreed to as part of your online application to the examination. The MCC may take disciplinary measures and legal remedies against any candidate or others who violate these Terms and Conditions.
- The MCC protects the privacy of all candidate results and maintains the anonymity of candidates in any aggregate data produced by the MCC in accordance with Standard 8.2 of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.