Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP)

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“Regular” Permit to Practice

“Regular” Permit to Practice
The Collège des médecins du Québec (CMQ) issues permits to practice and the Specialist Certificate. You can find the following information on the website.

  • Details and eligibility guidelines are available on the website
  • You can apply for your permit by completing an application for medical registration at, at least one month before the scheduled practice start date. (To receive your permit between June 1 and August 31, applications must be submitted no later than May 1st)
  • Please see the list of .
  • Please see the fee structure for applicable fees.
  • You must also hold professional liability insurance.
  • You must complete a first registration on the membership roll.
  • The CMQ assigns the number that will appear on the permit.
  • The CMQ advises the Régie de l’assurance médicale du Québec (RAMQ) of your registration.

Hospital Privileges

Generally, copies of the following documents are required when trying to obtain privileges:

  • Medical diploma
  • Medical license
  • CMPA proof of insurance
  • CFPC exam results
  • LMCC II exam results
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Police clearance

Billing Number

Billing numbers are automatically issued by the RAMQ.

Job Opportunities

For opportunities in Quebec, visit Quebec Career Day (hosted by the Fédération des médecins résidents du QuébecM (FMRQ)) or find out about available positions from the Regional Department of General Medicine (PREM).

The Guide to Practice

The Guide to Practice, from the FMRQ, contains many useful details for residents in their final year, entering practice in all specialties.