Medical Council of Canada Certified Identity Confirmation

February 21st, 2017

The Medical Council of Canada (MCC) is an organization dedicated to the uniform assessment of Doctors across Canada.  It holds examinations and maintains ongoing standards of evaluation for Canadian Doctors to practice Medicine.  Medical Licences themselves are issued by regulatory authorities in each Province and Territory.  The MCC however ensures that patients across Canada can rest assured that their Doctor must meet the same rigorous requirements as Doctors in any other Canadian jurisdiction.

The MCC also maintains a record of the qualifications of each Medical Doctor in Canada.  This allows for physician mobility, making it much easier for Doctors practicing in one jurisdiction to transfer to another.

Not surprisingly, the MCC needs to ensure that the assessment and qualification records they maintain are for the individual actually assessed.  The Certified Identity Confirmation form is for this purpose.  Candidates must complete the form and sign it before a Certifying Official, such as a Notary Public.  The candidate must attach two identical photos to the form, one securely glued in the space near the top, and one with a single piece of scotch tape near the bottom of the form, so it is easily removed by MCC staff.  When the form is Notarized, the Notary seal will be partially over the glued photo, so the MCC can be assured it is the same photo verified by the Notary.  The Notary can also provide the Certified True Copy of your photo identification to include with your application.

For Candidates first going through the process, especially those that attended Medical School outside Canada, you may require certified copies of Degrees, Transcripts, Standardized Examination results, Citizenship documents, or more as you progress.  You may also need some of these documents when applying to jobs, or applying for a Medical Licence in other jurisdictions.  You may save money by having these documents certified all in the same visit.  Just don’t forget to bring the originals.

Please find below a link to the Certified Identity Confirmation Form, for your convenience.

MCC Certified Identity Confirmation Form

10 thoughts on “Medical Council of Canada Certified Identity Confirmation

  1. Livan says:

    If my certified identity
    are in a language other
    than English or French,
    because I live out of
    Canada what can I do

    • Blake McClung says:

      Dear Livan,

      Thank you for your comment and for your interest in our website.

      If you are outside of Canada, likely you will need to satisfy a Notary in your jurisdiction as to your identity. It seems clear from the form that the Notary Seal or Stamp must be in English or French, but it is not entirely clear if your name must be. You may wish to contact the Medical Council of Canada for clarification of what is required in your specific situation, given the identity documents at your disposal. They might request, for example, that you include certified/official translations of your documents into English or French. Or perhaps suggest that you obtain a passport with your name in both your first language and in English.

      If you are in Canada, please contact our customer service staff for assistance (888) 922-7325. They will likely require further details of the documents you have available to you, and determine if one of our Notaries may accept them as proof of your identity.

      I hope this information is of some assistance.

  2. Nada says:

    I have already made an account on physicians apply and paid for
    MCCQE1 exam but I don’t know how to send the certified identity
    confirmation and other documents to them. Should I send it to a
    certain address of MCC or is there a place in my account where I can
    upload the document? Thank you for your help

    • Blake McClung says:

      Dear Nada,

      Thank you for your comment and for your interest in our website.

      Assuming there are no instructions on the physicians apply portal, it is probably best to contact the Medical Council of Canada to verify where and how to send your forms, credentials, etc. Their contact information is on their website:


      I hope this is of some assistance.

  3. Maria says:

    Hello, if I live in a Country in which the
    official language is spanish and none
    of the authorities approved my the
    MCC to certify the documents have
    stamps or seals in english or french.
    What can I do? Canadian embassy
    does not offer this service anymore.

    • Blake McClung says:

      Dear Maria,

      Thank you for your comment and for your interest in our website.

      You might wish to contact the MCC to see if they have had others with similar problems, or if they can accept a Spanish Notary in your circumstances. You might also try looking to see if there are any Canadian lawyers where you are, as they can often notarize items for use in Canada even if they are outside Canada. As a last resort, perhaps they might accept a notarization from another English or French speaking country’s Consulate or Embassy, if they would be willing.

      I hope this information is of some assistance.

  4. hakima says:

    I have my account at physiciansapply.ca and want to apply for mcceq1. i made my account and got my documents verified . Now on exam application the documents required are Certified Identity Confirmation form and identity document coversheet. Do i have to certify these documents again for exam application?

    • Blake McClung says:

      Dear Hakima,

      Thank you for your comment and for your interest in our website.

      We are unfamiliar with physiciansapply.ca and how they may interact with the Medical Council of Canada. It sounds like you already notarized your documents and provided them to physiciansapply.ca. You may wish to login to your account and consult their tech support resources to see how to transfer or upload your existing documents to the Medical Counsel of Canada. You might also check if that is necessary – for example if physiciansapply.ca is part of the Medical Council of Canada perhaps uploading to either will provide them to both. If the Medical Council of Canada requires a hard copy, you may need to have a new one notarized if you no longer have the original.

      I hope this is of some assistance.

  5. Bahar says:

    i have already applied for physicianapply and i`m in canada now.
    i don`t know if any notary public in canada, is acceptable for MCC to
    notarize my certified identity confirmation as a tourist here.
    thank you in advance for your help.

    • Blake McClung says:

      Dear Bahar,

      Thank you for your comment and for your interest in our website.

      The Medical Council of Canada will of course recognize a Canadian Notary. While you are in Canada you should have a Canadian Notary notarize your Identity form, ID, and any related documents you require. You can request an appointment through our website or call customer service (888) 922-7325.

      I hope this is of assistance.

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