Feb 23 Update - **Only 3 seats remaining**.

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the examination location. No examination fee refunds offered for missed flights or cancellations due to weather, strike or mechanical issues.  You must arrive on time – leave yourself an appropriate travel window whether traveling by car, train, boat, feet, or plane.

What to Expect:

  • Examination identification labels will be presented to you at the examination site during your registration. A representative of the EMG Secretariat will ask you to sign in in their presence. You will be required to provide a government issued photo identification with signature.
    Example: passport, driver’s license, provincial health card. Documents must be in either English or French. 
  • All books, papers, electronic or communication devices and other material must be deposited with examination officials before the start of the examination.  Any candidate caught in the possession of an electronic device may be immediately expelled.
  • You are permitted to wear a simple watch without electronic features.  As well, you will be asked to leave all personal belongings in a designated area. We therefore encourage you to bring only necessary items. The EMG Secretariat will provide booklets, pencils, pencil sharpeners and bubble answer sheet.
  • Many people are extremely sensitive to perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, and other scented products.  Kindly refrain from wearing them during the examinations.
  • Private prayer rooms and breast pump rooms (with fridges) are available.
  • There are 5 OSCE stations for the exam.
  • Timetable:
    08:00-10:00 Group 1 OSCE Group 2 Waveform Group 3 Waveform
    10:00-10:30 BREAK
    10:30-12:30 Group 2 OSCE Group 1 MCQ Group 3 MCQ
    12:30-13:00 BREAK
    13:00-15:00 Group 3 OSCE Group 2 MCQ Group 1 Waveform


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


South Health Campus
4448 Front St. SE,
Calgary AB

Enter main doors off Front Street and proceed to the 5th floor to register.


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

Since 1993

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.