Certification Requirements

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.

Specialty certification

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.

Training requirements

  • Minimum 6 months training, at least 3 of which must be continuous and full time, within the last 5 years. Alternatively 3 x 2 month full time training periods is also acceptable.
  • Minimum of 400 EMG examinations covering a full range of neuromuscular diseases performed during training
    Supervision by a current member of the CSCN or the ABEM
  • If training took place more than 5 years ago, a minimum of 200 examinations per year must have been performed since training