License to Practice

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia oversees the license to practice medicine in British Columbia.

Residents can apply for a full license to practice in BC once they have completed the residency training and successfully passed the LMCC II and CCFP exam.

Registration package will be sent to the residents who graduated in the summer months.  Off cycle residents will need to contact the College to obtain the registration package.

Residents must allow for up to 7 days for their full license to be activated after the completion of program.


Provisional Licensure

Should you be unsuccessful in the CCFP exam, you may be eligible to apply for “provisional licensure”. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTIFY THE COLLEGE that you have been unsuccessful in your exam so that your file can be reviewed by the Registration Committee at the end of June.

The questions in this chart will also help you determine if you may be eligible for full or provisional registration to practise in British Columbia