Candidates must have an FRCPC or equivalent certificate from the USA (or be senior residents in the 4th or 5th year of an approved training program leading to certification) in: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or Neurology (adult or pediatric) Candidates from overseas may be excused the certification requirement above if they are currently eligible to practice as a specialist in Canada in PM&R or Neurology, or if they are current fellows in a neuromuscular fellowship program in Canada.
Due to limited exam capacity preference will be given to senior residents in their 5th year of training or those who have completed training. Those in the 4th year of training will be accepted on a space available basis.


  • Written Exam
  • OSCE (stations) and
  • Waveform Analysis


Dr. Larry Robinson, CSCN Examining Committee (EMG)
c/o Marika Fitzgerald - Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists
8500 Macleod Trail SE, Suite 143N, Calgary, AB T2H 2N1
(403) 229-9544


Given recent rapidly evolving global changes due to COVID-19, we are postponing the delivery of the 2020 CSCN EMG exams until 2021.  We plan to offer one examination in 2021 for all candidates who have applied this year, as well as those applying next year.  Given the logistics associated with doubling the number of candidates, this will likely be a 2 day examination.  We all hope that at that time, the Canadian pandemic will be resolved.

All of us continue to be in the midst of tremendous change, as the directives of the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada evolve.  We sympathize with the stress you may be feeling.  Your health and the health of the community remains our top priority as we make this change.

Canadian Examinations Electromyography (EMG)

To assure and maintain a high standard of competence in clinical electroencephalography and electromyography across Canada, the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN) conducts an annual examination in EEG and EMG and related subjects for those eligible physicians entering EEG or EMG practice who elect to take it.

Successful candidates will be given a certificate by the CSCN and will automatically be eligible for Active membership in the Society. The Provincial Licensing Bodies and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have been informed of this examination and of the objective of the CSCN to maintain high standards in the practice of Clinical Neurophysiology in Canada.



Mission Statement

To promote and encourage all aspects of neurophysiology, including research and education in neurophysiology, as well as assessment and accreditation in the field of clinical neurophysiology;
To provide for annual scientific sessions to promote the knowledge and practice of clinical neurophysiology.