After the CETP Exams-AUD/SLP

Obtaining Exam Results

  • Exam candidates will receive their results by email approximately 4-6 weeks after the exam
  • The passing score is 330 and is standardized for each exam through a psychometric exam score-setting process
  • A modified Angoff method is used to determine the passing score of the CETP Exam

Understanding Exam Scoring

About Exam Scores

A scaled score is a representation of the total number of correct questions a candidate has answered (raw score) that has been converted into a consistent and standardized scale. In the context of the CETP Exam, candidate scores are set from a minimum of 100 to a maximum of 550, and the pass mark is fixed at 330.  This allows for a comparison of exam scores from one CETP Exam administration to the next.

About the Angoff Method

The Angoff method is used to determine the passing score on the CETP Exam. The Angoff method, developed by William Angoff in 1971, uses a test-centered approach, wherein subject matter experts assign a probability to each test item. Subject matter experts are asked to predict the response of borderline entry-level exam writers and then estimate what proportion of these individuals will answer the item correctly. The sum of the proportions assigned to all of the items in a test by a subject matter expert is referred to as a minimum performance level. The average of the minimum performance levels prediction from subject matter experts will become the final passing score.

After an item appears on the CETP Exam, each profession’s Exam Committee reviews the Angoff value for that question to ensure consistency with candidate performance (post exam validation process). Therefore, the Angoff values are not static and there is a constant evaluation process to ensure that the passing score remains current and reflects the difficulty of the exam.


Occasionally, candidates request to have their exam re-scored. Please be advised that every exam with a score below or at the passing score is re-scored carefully by hand BEFORE results are released. The possibility of a change in score resulting from an additional re-scoring is therefore quite small.

To request an exam re-score, candidates must:

Appeal of Exam Failure Policy

An exam candidate, who fails the CETP Exam, may request an appeal of their exam failure based on extenuating circumstances that materially impaired their performance and resulted in exam failure. A candidate may not request an appeal of their exam failure on the basis of alleged errors in the content of the exam. The content of an exam is not subject to review at the request of candidates, either singly or as a group. 

Evidence/documentation shall be submitted that the extenuating circumstances affected the exam candidate’s performance. 

The appeal of exam failure must be submitted within 30 days of the dissemination of the results. 

Appeals will be reviewed by the CETP Exams Appeals Committee. In all instances, the decision of the CETP Exam Appeal Committee is final. A non-refundable administrative fee of $100 payable to Speech-Language & Audiology Canada is applicable.

To request a CETP Exam failure appeal, you must:
  • Submit the Exam Failure Appeals request form within 30 days of the release of the exam results
  • Submit a complete description of the basis of the appeal
  • Submit supporting documentation
  • Submit credit card payment of the $100 administrative fee to SAC (Visa or Mastercard)
  • Submit questions and your appeals request form & accompanying documentation to the CETP Exam Manager at:

Receipt of the appeal request will be acknowledged by email.

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