An individual who has completed the certification process is eligible to become a Fellow of the CACB, and to append FCACB after other academic qualifications. Following certification a separate application to the CACB is required to become a fellow.

Fellowship application (revised March 2015)


Deadline to Apply 

Applicants who wish to apply for Fellowship who are applying under category 3 or 4 must apply by November 30 of the year preceeding the oral exam.  (eg. applications after November 30, 2015 if eligible, would take the oral exam in June 2017)

Requirements for Fellowship

All applicants for Fellowship must be Full Members of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists and must meet one of the following requirements:

1. Possess Certification in Clinical Chemistry/Biochemistry as issued by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (CACB)/Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC).
2. Possess a Specialist Certificate in Clinical Biochemistry issued by the Ordre des Chemistes du Quebec (OCQ) since 2000.
3. Possess Fellowship in Medical Biochemistry, be a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in good standing, and work in the field of Medical Biochemistry.
4. Must have successfully completed a two (or more) year accredited Clinical Chemistry/Biochemistry training program and be a doctoral certified member or Fellow of an approved Foreign Academy of Clinical Chemistry/Biochemistry1 and be successful in the CACB Oral examination2.

 1  Currently acceptable designations are Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC) or Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath).

2  Applicants who wish to apply under Requirement #4 shall be required to take the CACB Oral examination.  Upon passing the Oral examination, they are not deemed to be certified but are deemed to have met the requirement for Fellowship.

The Oral examinations are held during the CSCC annual conference on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the opening.


Return to Active Fellowship After a Leave of Absence from Work

Update from the Maintenance of Competence Chair re Reinstatement and Requirements 


Reinstatement of Fellowship