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AMC candidate account / Portfolio / EPIC verification FAQs

An AMC candidate account holds your information and available options. 

  • To view information and use the available options, you must create an AMC candidate account. 
  • If you had an AMC account prior to 1 October 2015, you must create a new AMC candidate account to view the information and available options. 
  • If you created an AMC online account after 1 October 2015, you can log in to your AMC candidate account.  
  • Adding your AMC number 
  • Establishing an AMC Portfolio – only if required 
  • Proceeding with AMC examinations 
  • View a summary of qualification(s) submitted for verification through ECFMG (EPIC and/or EICS) 
  • Add more medical qualification(s) to your AMC portfolio 
  • Nominating an Australian Specialist Medical College 
  • Updating your contact details  
  • Adding a new photo image 
  • Adding a new signature image and/or signature evidence 
  • Adding a new document evidence  
  • View AMC certificate – if applicable and was issued 
  • View EICS certificate (Verification of Medical Qualification) – if applicable and issued. 

The AMC portfolio is an online application system that replaced paper applications. 

AMC portfolio applications are reviewed within 3-5 business days. 

Fees apply when you submit your portfolio application(s) and for adding additional qualifications.  

You will need an AMC portfolio if:

  • You have applied to the AMC previously, and an AMC number was issued but NO qualification(s) has been previously EICS/EPIC verified through the AMC.
  • You have NOT submitted any application to the AMC previously.
  • You have applied to the AMC previously, and an AMC number was issued. You have submitted qualification(s) previously for EICS/EPIC verification through the AMC.
  • You need to submit qualification(s) for EPIC verification that have not been EICS verified via the AMC, you will have to establish an AMC portfolio and submit the qualification(s) for EPIC verification as required by either the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA) and/or an Australian Specialist Medical College.
  • You have not submitted a paper application prior to 1 October 2015 to the AMC previously and have not been issued with an AMC number.
  • You have not completed your AMC online application (Form P1) prior to 1 October 2015, and have not been issued with an AMC candidate number.

To be eligible, you must have completed all of the requirements (training and examinations) in a course of study in medicine (clinical) and surgery for the award of a medical degree (final medical diploma/primary qualification). You must have been awarded an eligible medical degree issued by an eligible medical school, degree title in clinical medicine and surgery and graduation year.

Important: If you are unsure if you should establish an AMC portfolio, please contact the AMC for assistance.

Further information on how to apply for the AMC portfolio is available on the AMC website.

It is the verification of medical qualifications undertaken by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Qualifications are verified through the ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) process.  

Prior to EPIC verification the AMC processed qualifications through the ECFMG International Credentials Services (EICS) process. 

The primary source verification of medical qualifications is mandated under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (National Law) for all International Medical Graduates seeking registration in any category in Australia. 

No. Once it is completed it will appear on your AMC candidate account. 

You need to create an EPIC account directly with ECFMG. Please refer to the ECFMG website for further information about the EPIC verifications process. 

The AMC is not involved in the EPIC verifications processes. 

Refer to your EPIC account for progress updates or contact ECFMG directly if you have any further enquiries or concerns about your EPIC request.

No. You can apply for an EPIC report via your EPIC account through ECFMG. 

As you upload each qualification to EPIC for verification, request that a report is sent to the AMC automatically once the qualification has been verified. If you do this, the AMC will also receive an outsource notification when your qualification is sent for verification. 

If you requested an EPIC report to be sent to the AMC (when you uploaded the qualification to EPIC) a report will be sent automatically once your credential is verified.  

If you did not request an EPIC report to be sent to the AMC (when you uploaded the qualification), you will need to request for your report to be made available to the AMC via your EPIC account. 

The verification of those qualifications, if undertaken via the AMC, is still valid and will appear on your AMC candidate account. 

If the EICS verification was undertaken by the AMC and still outstanding, you will need to resubmit the qualification to ECFMG for EPIC verification.  

Refer to the AMC Candidate Account Guide – How to apply for an AMC portfolio also refer to the AMC website regarding primary source verification. 

Yes. Refer to your AMC candidate account, select ‘See qualifications’ and next to your EICS verification status of ‘yes’ will be the option of ‘view certificate’ to select and view your electronic verification of your Verification of Medical Qualification (otherwise known as EICS verification certificate). 

A medical degree (final medical diploma/primary qualification) is the formal qualification awarded after completion of a course of study in medicine (clinical), surgery and associated disciplines that enables the person holding the qualification to work as a medical practitioner in Australia.

General (non-specialist) medical registration in Australia requires a practitioner to complete a comprehensive program of training and examination.

Medical training consists of a medical degree (final medical diploma/primary qualification) obtained from an eligible medical school in an eligible degree title and graduation year as listed on the AMC website.

The AMC can only accept the 3 credential categories from EPIC regarding verification for a medical degree (final medical diploma/primary qualification):

  • Final Medical Diploma
  • Final Medical Transcript
  • Alternate Graduation Document

You will need to discuss with EPIC regarding what format is acceptable for either category, as the AMC cannot advise on formats/document requirements of credentials. ECFMG review each credential and make the determination if that credential is acceptable for ECFMG certification and verification.

If a verification in any of the 3 categories above is received, the AMC can upload the EPIC status to the AMC candidate account and then the candidate can proceed with the assessment process if applicable.  This does not apply to Australian or New Zealand medical degrees as verification is not required.

The Medical Board of Australia requires the final diploma (for e.g. MBBS, etc). to be verified for medical registration purposes. This qualification is referred to as a Primary Qualification with the AMC, however ECFMG refer to this as the Final Medical Diploma. 

If you have not yet been issued with the final diploma, other documentation options include: 

  • Final Medical Diploma – the diploma issued by your medical school or university after you have completed all requirements for and been awarded your medical degree. The Final Medical Diploma may also be referred to as the Primary Medical Qualification, Carton Degree, Conferral Certificate, or Decorative Degree; this is the credential used for framing and wall-hanging purposes. You may upload only one final medical diploma to EPIC. For the title of the medical credential ECFMG requires as the Final Medical Diploma, please see the Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials on the ECFMG website. 
  • Alternate Graduation Document – a document, other than a final medical diploma, issued by your medical school or university confirming that you graduated (passed all examinations and completed required internship period) from medical school and are eligible to receive your medical degree. 
  • Final Medical School Transcript – the transcript issued by your medical school or university after you have completed all requirements for and been awarded your medical degree. Transcripts may also be known as mark sheets, time sheets, or hour sheets, and should include a listing of all subjects studied and your grades/marks for each subject. 

If either a final medical school transcript or alternate graduation document / medical school letter is used for verification, the Medical Board of Australia may still require you to submit your final medical diploma for verification when applying for registration. 

Please contact ECFMG directly to enquire what alternative document(s) can be accepted. 

Please note: The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA) is a competent authority.

If you hold a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO USA) and have completed the COMLEX, you can follow the Competent Authority pathway.

The degree Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO USA) is accepted as a primary medical qualification for the purposes of medical registration provided that the DO USA was awarded by a medical school which has been:  

  • accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association and  
  • recognised by both the Australian Medical Council and the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDoMS).  

For more information, refer to the Medical Board of Australia 

Contact the relevant specialist medical college for information about the specialist medical qualification requirements. All colleges are listed on the Medical Board of Australia. 

Contact the relevant specialist medical college for information about the specialist medical qualification requirements. All the colleges are listed on the Medical Board of Australia. 

Contact the Medical Board of Australia to enquire if verification of your medical qualification/s is still required. 

Once you have submitted your portfolio, allow approximately 3-5 business days for processing.  

If you are a new applicant, your AMC candidate number will be stated in your AMC candidate account once your application has been processed.

You can access status updates through your AMC candidate account. 

You can update your contact details by logging onto your AMC candidate account and selecting the “Update contact details” option on the landing page. 

The Medical Board of Australia provides information and advice on the following: 

  • Registration to practise medicine in Australia. 
  • Internships. 
  • Competent Authority eligibility requirements and application. 
  • Specialist pathway (specialist recognition / training / area of need). 
  • Short-term training in a medical specialty pathway. 


The AMC cannot answer questions on the above. 

You should contact the Department of Home Affairs. The AMC does not process visas or provide advice. 

Information about employment is available from Australian State and Territory Health Authorities, including Doctor Connect. The AMC does not process applications or provide advice on employment in Australia. 

Information about Medicare provider numbers is available from Services Australia. The AMC does not have information about Medicare provider numbers. 

You may authorise a third party to communicate or act on your behalf by completing the Authority to Receive Information Concerning an AMC Candidate Applicant form.  

Once you have completed the authorisation form, upload the form via your AMC account through the ‘Add new evidence’ option at the bottom of your AMC account landing page for processing. 

Internship is a registration requirement and not an AMC requirement.  Contact the Medical Board of Australia for information on their internship requirements for registration.

AMC CAT MCQ Examination

When submitting your application with payment, you are issued with an authorisation to schedule for one CAT MCQ Examination event in the specified MCQ authorisation period. You are also issued with a receipt and list of examination event dates into which you can schedule.  

The authorisation covers a 12-month period starting from the time of payment.  

You must schedule and undertake one of the CAT MCQ examination events within your authorisation period, or you will need to reapply for authorisation with payment. 

You can apply online via your AMC candidate account. 

All fees are listed on the fees and charges page. 

All dates are listed on the AMC website. All venues can be found on the Pearson VUE website. 

The AMC may include additional CAT MCQ Examination dates throughout a calendar year. It is important that you view the AMC website to be informed of any additional examination dates. 

A candidate can reschedule their current CAT MCQ Examination as long as it is before the closing date.  

Once a closing date has passed, rescheduling, cancellations or extensions are not permitted.  

To reschedule a CAT MCQ examination, you need to contact Pearson VUE.  

The AMC does not give extensions for authorisations. You can apply for a new authorisation. 

A candidate may cancel their authorisation, but only under extenuating circumstances.  

Supporting documentation is required. This may include a statutory declaration explaining why you must cancel or a medical certificate with the medical condition stated for the reason of cancellation. You will be notified of the outcome of your request. 

A cancellation fee applies.  

You should contact the Department of Home Affairs. The AMC does not process visas or provide advice. 

The AMC does not allow cancellation of an authorisation due to visa issues or delays. You may reschedule an examination within your current authorisation period. 

Yes. To apply for a verification of your examination result: 

  1. log on to your AMC candidate account 
  2. go to the results page  
  3. request verification of your result  
  4. make payment 
  5. you will receive an email with further information from the AMC 
  6. within 7-10 business days of the 4-week closing date, you will receive the verification outcome. 


You must make the request within 4 weeks from the date the results are released.  The verification option will not be available after 4 weeks has passed. 

You can print a copy from your AMC candidate account. 

If your results are not available in your AMC candidate account, to obtain a copy, you need to complete and submit a Request for duplicate copies of results form. 

Your CAT MCQ examination result does not expire. 

AMC Clinical Examination FAQs

Refer to clinical examination scheduling for information. 

The format of examination stations has been developed for online delivery. The assessment blueprint and criteria remain the same as the in-person examination with the exception of hands-on components of physical examination.  You are required to exhibit clinical reasoning, interpretation and detailed description of physical examination techniques and process.  You may be delivering this information to either the examiner, patient, family member, carer or health professional. 

Apple computers that run the Windows 11 operating system can be used. However, Apple computers running iOS are not supported for the examination.  Personal mobile devices such as mobile phones or tablets cannot be used for the examination. 

After you have scheduled your position online you will be prompted to a payment screen where you will be able to make the payment by credit card. 

You have 15 minutes to complete your payment online using a credit card. Otherwise your placement will be forfeited. 

Your AMC candidate account examination status will change to – Scheduled in a Clinical examination 

Your placement letter and payment receipt will be available to download after confirmation of payment transfer. 

No. You can only make one application at a time. 

Your Clinical examination result does not expire. 

You can print a copy from your AMC candidate account. 

If your results are not available in your AMC candidate account, to obtain a copy, you need to complete and submit a Request for duplicate copies of results form. 

Yes. If you pass you will receive an AMC Certificate, available in your AMC candidate account. 

Once you have received your results from the scheduled examination, you can apply for the next available clinical examination. 

Workplace based assessment (WBA)

If you have sat and passed the AMC CAT MCQ Examination (onshore or offshore) and you are employed in a clinical position at an AMC accredited WBA authority, you are eligible to apply for WBA. The accredited authority has the final responsibility for offering places in its WBA program. 

Yes. The WBA option is available only to international medical graduates already working in clinical positions at AMC-accredited sites. 

Yes. The Standard Pathway (AMC examinations) is available to you if you satisfy the eligibility requirements. 

You cannot undertake both at the same time. 

If you withdraw from the WBA program, you can apply to sit for the clinical examination or reapply to do WBA at a later date. Withdrawal fees may apply.  

The cost of completing a WBA varies for the different providers. Please check with your employer to determine the cost of the assessment. 

There is an additional AMC fee for WBAs.  

Yes. You will receive an AMC Certificate available in your AMC candidate account. 

If you fail the WBA, you can reapply to an accredited provider. Alternatively, you can apply to the AMC to sit for the AMC Clinical Examination. 

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