PATHWAY TO CMLE CERTIFICATION

Eligibility

An  individual  is  eligible  to  qualify  to  write  the  CMLE  examination  provided  all  of  the  following  criteria  are  met:

Qualification and Current Registration: The candidate must provide documentation of having completed an official accredited training program within their area of clinical expertise and  documentation of applicable registration status at their respective governing College. The candidate must also demonstrate that they are currently in good standing with their respective college and hold autonomy to practice with no imitations at the time of examination. 


CMLE Training: In order to qualify for the CMLE examination, theandidate must have completed the CMLE IME Foundations Training program Parts I and II (8 hours per course for a total of 16 hours) in the prior 12 months at the time of application. No substitutions for this training will be accommodated in any circumstance. At least one provincial legislative module must be selected and completed as part of the training and examination program.


IME Report Review:
As a key component of completing their CMLE certification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in IME assessments and reporting. The reports will be reviewed by the Examination Committee through a blindpeer review process, and scored together as pass or fail. Both reports must receive a passing grade in order to qualify for certification. In addition, the candidate will be required to complete a self - evaluation on the reports pertaining to quality factors, an analysis of elements of bias and medicolegal principles applied.

There are two options to satisfy these criteria:  

  1. The candidate provides 2 full IME reports (without patient identifying information) of their own writing to the Examination Office for review at least 45 days prior to the date of the intended  written examination.
  2. If the candidate does not have prior IME reports for submission, the candidate will have up to 6 months from the examination date to submit their reports for review. credentialing will not be granted until after the review of these reports and a passing grade achieved.
  3. If the candidate does not have prior IME reports for submission the candidate will have up to 6 months from the examination date to submit their reports for review. Credentialing will not be granted until after the review of these reports and a passing grade achieved.

The number of examination attempts by candidate will be limited to three times within a three year period.

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION


The successful CMLE candidate will be required to provide the Examination Office with evidence of completion of continuing education in the field of independent medicolegal   evaluations annually by the 31st December of each 

calendar year.

This includes:

  • Completion of a minimum of 15 hours per calendar year of continuing education directly relating to relevant to the field of independent evaluations and disability management. This might include conference and/or webinar participation, research publication, or formal course work. Any other proposed educational activities will require review by the credentialing committee on special request and with full documentation.
  • All related clinical and legal topics are eligible. Any questions regarding eligibility should be forwarded to the CMLE Examination Office in advance of completion of the ession/course.