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, the candidate 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:
The number of examination attempts by candidate will be limited to three times within a three year period.
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*Effective January 1, 2021, CSME/CAPDA certification streams will require recertification every five years
CERTIFICATION/RECERTIFICATION FRAMEWORK*Effective January 1, 2021, CSME/CAPDA certification streams will require recertification every five years
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.
CERTIFICATION/RECERTIFICATION GRACE PERIOD:
We will be allowing a “grace period” for those re-certifying their CMLE and/or C-CAT certifications. This grace period is specific to those with certifications expiring in 2022 and 2023. If your CMLE/C-CAT certification(s) are expiring in 2022, we will be providing you a one (1) year grace period to complete your re-certification. For those who have expiring CMLE/C-CAT certification(s) in 2023, we will be providing you a six (6) month grace period to complete your re-certification.
For example, if you completed your CMLE certification in 2017, it will be set to expire in 2022. However, we are now allowing the grace period to extend to 2023. If you have any questions regarding this grace period, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
The CMLE Program committee has the right to cancel or change speakers, program content and date without prior notice, and assumes no liability for these changes.