February 8

The CSCN is currently planning to proceed with an in-person on-site exam as it has in prior years.  The precise dates and format will depend upon the status of the pandemic, progress with vaccinations, restrictions around gathering and travel, and other factors that are not currently known.  We ask that candidates hold two weekends in reserve for this exam September 17-19 (Plan A) & November 5-7 (Plan B in the event the pandemic needs more time to sort out).  The exam will be one of those two dates (we are not asking you to choose).  More information will be forthcoming as we know it.


December 14

The CSCN is currently planning to proceed with an in-person on-site exam as it has in prior years.  The precise dates and format will depend upon the status of the pandemic, progress with vaccinations, restrictions around gathering and travel, and other factors that are not currently known.  We ask that candidates hold two long weekends in reserve for this exam: June 25-27 and September 17 -19.  More information will be forthcoming as we know it.


2 December 2020 

The CSCN EMG exam is still planned for Summer 2021.  We have carried over applications from those who applied for the 2020 exam and will be accepting new applications for 2021.  While the examination focus and content will be similar to prior years, we have not yet determined the final examination format.  This will need to be determined as the pandemic and recovery unfolds further. More information will be coming as plans evolve.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

FORMAT

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 

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
marika-fitzgerald@cnsfederation.org

LOCATION

The CSCN is currently planning to proceed with an in-person on-site exam as it has in prior years.  The precise dates and format will depend upon the status of the pandemic, progress with vaccinations, restrictions around gathering and travel, and other factors that are not currently known.  We ask that candidates hold two weekends in reserve for this exam September 17-19 (Plan A) & November 5-7 (Plan B in the event the pandemic needs more time to sort out).  The exam will be one of those two dates (we are not asking you to choose).  More information will be forthcoming as we know it.

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.

 

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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.