2021 Pandemic-Related Exam Extensions

By April 6, 2021News

April 6, 2021

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The Registration Regulation sets out the following timelines for an RP (Qualifying) to make their first and third attempt at the Registration Exam:

  • The first attempt at the exam must be made within the 24-month period following the date on which an application was submitted.
  • The final exam attempt must be made within the five-year period following the date on which an application was submitted.

Following the cancellation of the April 2020 exam sitting, the Examination Committee granted a mass extension for registrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to write within one of the next two exam administrations (i.e., October 2020 or April 2021).

Some registrants, whose first or final exam attempt deadline is in 2021, are still unable to write the exam due to the pandemic, including for the following reasons:

  • Unable to pay for the exam due to financial impacts resulting from the pandemic.
  • Unable to meet environmental or technological requirements to write the exam via remote proctoring (e.g., no quiet room in home, insufficient internet).
  • Due to accommodation/accessibility needs, requires an in-person exam but does not want to write in person during the pandemic (e.g., medical reasons).
  • Living outside of Canada and cannot travel to Canada to write the exam due to the pandemic.

As such, the Examination Committee has granted a mass extension for any registrants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who are unable to make their first or final exam attempt within the timelines specified in the Registration Regulation. They will have until the spring 2022 administration to complete the exam.

For information and frequently asked questions about the exam, please see the Registration Exam page. For information about the RP (Qualifying) category and process to transfer to the RP category, please see the RP (Qualifying) page.