Writing the CETP Exams-AUD/SLP

Exam Enrolment Fees and Dates

Exam Enrolment Fee: $1,135 (including tax)

Link to Exam Enrolment Site: sac.ysasecure.com

Exam Enrolment Dates:
Year Exam Date Exam Enrolment Exam Booking
2024 June 25 April 1 - 30 June 3 - 7
October 22 August 1 - 30 October 1 - 7
2025 February 18 December 1 - 31 Pending
June 24 April 1 - 30 Pending
October 21 August 1 - 30 Pending

Exam Eligibility

The eligibility of exam applicants to write the CETP Exams for the profession of Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology is determined by the regulatory body in the province where you plan to work.

Graduates from Canadian Accredited Programs may enrol for the CETP Exams during the exam enrolment period. “Conditional enrolment” is available as long as the following conditions are met:

1. Exam candidate undertakes the first exam attempt within one year of the confirmed date of program completion.

2. Exam candidate has completed the Master’s program requirements (academic and clinical) at the latest 20 calendar days before the exam date.

3. Program Director has provided a confirmation of program completion to the CETP Exams Manager before the exam enrolment deadline.   

4. Should the Program Director not provide a confirmation of program completion by the exam enrolment deadline, the exam candidate must confirm their eligibility to write the exam through the regulatory body at the latest 20 days prior to the exam date.

The exam enrolment will be cancelled and a full refund provided to an exam applicant who is unable to fulfill the criteria required for “conditional enrolment”.  

*Conditional enrolment” for graduates of Canadian Accredited Programs is available only to exam candidates who plan to practice in jurisdictions who have agreed to the conditional enrolment process.

If an internationally educated applicant (including USA graduates) wishes to enrol in the CETP exam, they must meet the following conditions:

1. The applicant must contact the regulatory body in the province where they plan to practice and initiate the registration assessment process. The regulatory body determines their eligibility to write the CETP exam and informs the CETP Exam Manager. The assessment to determine eligibility may take several months. See the list of regulatory bodies.

2. The regulatory body must confirm the applicant’s eligibility to write the CETP Exam at the latest 20 calendar days before the scheduled CETP Exam date. To confirm eligibility, the regulatory body must have completed a full review of the applicant’s application for registration. If all registration requirements are met then the regulatory body will communicate the applicant’s eligibility directly to the CETP Exam Manager.

3. An applicant may enrol for the CETP exam through the link provided on the CETP Exams Web Site during the Exam’s enrolment period if the regulatory body has indicated to the applicant that their assessment will be completed within the deadline in condition 2.

4. If the applicant has enroled in the CETP Exam during the exam enrolment period and the regulatory body is unable to confirm the eligibility 20 calendar days before the scheduled exam, the exam enrolment/booking will be cancelled and the exam fee fully reimbursed.

Exam Enrolment Process

To be completed during the exam enrolment period.

1. Complete application form.

2. Select one of the following on-line exam format options:

A. Computer-based testing at select exam centres with an invigilator supervising the exam administration.  You will be required to select a city where an exam centre is available.

B. Live remote proctoring where exam candidates complete the exam on the same day from their home/office computer. An invigilator actively observes and monitors the exam candidate during the entire test administration. The invigilator ensures there are safeguards to protect the integrity and validity of the exam similar to an in-person proctoring. Special security and monitoring applications are used by the invigilator to scan the environment and ensure the computer is “locked” and can only be used for completing the exam.

3. Purchase exam

You will receive two emails:

A. An official tax receipt

B. A confirmation that your exam enrolment was received. This email will include other relevant information regarding the exam.

Approximately four weeks before exam date.

1. Exam Writers who selected Computer-based testing at select exam centres will receive an email with a request that you select the exact location where you wish to write the on-line exam from a list of available examination centres available on the day of the exam. An email will be sent that will confirm the start time of the exam at the exam centre selected. At that time, you will be provided information to access a Platform Tutorial which will provide you with an opportunity to become familiar with the platform prior to sitting for the exam.

2. Exam Writers who selected Live Remote Proctoring exam writers will receive an email to select a specific time to write your exam from a timetable provided for the day of the exam. It is essential to prepare for an exam with live remote proctoring in advance – please review the Exam Instructions section.

3. After “booking your exam” during phase 2 of the exam enrollment process, you will still be able to request a change in the on-line exam format up during the “exam booking” process that occurs four weeks prior to the exam date. After this date, no change is possible.

Testing Accommodations

  • CETP candidates may request access to accommodations during the exam.

    • request for accommodation and supporting documentation must be submitted by the exam registration deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Requests for accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis when all required documentation is received.
    • Applicants are notified of the final decision by email.

By the exam enrollment deadline, you are required to provide the following documentation to SAC:

  • A completed Request for Testing Accommodations Form that includes a description of your need for accommodation and its severity, along with a description of the type of accommodation required
  • Documentation of the special accommodations provided by your university or other education programs, if you have been granted previous accommodations;
  • Supporting documentation from a qualified treating professional confirming the need for accommodation, its severity, your functional limitations and specific recommendations for the accommodation. All supporting documentation must be provided on office letterhead, from your fully-licensed physician, clinical psychologist, or other appropriate licensed health care provider (the practitioner cannot be a relative or spouse);
  • Written confirmation from a qualified professional that your functional limitations are still valid; should the supporting documentation be more than two years old.
  • Additional information may be requested, as considered necessary, on a case-by-case basis.
  • If granted, testing accommodations apply to the current exam only. You must submit a new request for accommodation each time you register for a CETP exam, regardless of your pass/fail result on a previous exam.
  • SAC reserves the right to designate the location and date and time of the exam since all accommodations may not be available at any given exam site on any given exam date.

When submitting a request for testing accommodations ensure you have all of the required documentation and have read the information carefully on this page. The request must be submitted before the end of the exam enrolment period. 

All requests must be submitted to cetpexams@sac-oac.ca

Cancellations and Refunds

Exam candidates may cancel their exam sitting up to 21 calendar days prior to the exam day with full reimbursement of the exam fee. There are no refunds after the deadline.

  • Request for Cancellation Form must be received prior to the deadline to be considered.
  • Applicants may be asked to submit documentation to support their exam cancellation request.
  • Cancellations after this date are only possible if there is an “extenuating circumstance”.

Exam Format

  • The CETP Exams-AUD/SLP are offered in English and French.
  • There are two computer-based exam delivery formats – computer-based testing in an exam centre or live remote proctoring.
  • Exam candidates must select if they plan to write the exam in English or in French during exam enrollment.
  • Exam candidates may access the exam question in the other language for reference purposes as the online platform allows them to switch (toggle) between the French and English versions of the question during the exam.
  • Exam duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes (as required by the CETP Exam Blueprint).
  • Number of questions: 170 multiple-choice questions in two exam booklets.
  • Part 1 includes 90 questions that must be completed within a 2-hour maximum timeframe
  • Part 2 includes 80 questions that must be completed within a 1 hour, 45 minutes timeframe
  • You must submit Part 1 before moving to Part 2 of the exam.
  • There are two types of questions: (1) individual questions; (2) case-based scenarios followed by 4-5 multiple-choice questions.
  • Each multiple-choice question provides four response options. For each question, there is only ONE correct answer and three plausible distractors.
  • There are NO questions that include responses of “all of the above” or multiple-option answers.
  • There are no negative choice questions on the exam.

Exam Day Instructions

  • Candidates must ensure they have access to valid government-issued photo identification on the day of the exam (e.g., driver’s license, student card or passport).
  • Verify that the first and last names of your ‘Candidate’ name exactly match the first and last names on your ID. If the first and last names of your ‘Candidate’ name do not match your ID, please contact support at 1-888-900-0005 Option 1 immediately.
  • It is highly recommended that you test your username and password combination prior to the exam date as password resets may delay the start time of your exam.
  • SAC requires that each candidate sign a CETP Exam Candidate Agreement.
  • Candidates must retain and save all emails from testingsupport@meazurelearning.com as they include instructions, steps and guidelines relevant to preparing for Exam day.
  • Please note that there is an online notepad and calculator on the exam platform for candidates to use.
Permissible items on exam day
  • A beverage in a clear container
  • A personal small whiteboard (maximum size 14×11) and dry-erase marker
  • Disposable earplugs
Prohibited items on exam day

You are not permitted to have electronic devices (headphones, calculators, cell phones, or watches of any kind).

A – Candidates writing the exam at an Exam Centre

Please ensure that you arrive at your test centre 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Refer to emails from testingsupport@meazurelearning.com for detailed instructions, location of exam centre, exam process, etc.

BCandidates writing the exam through Live Remote-Proctoring

Prior to the exam day, all candidates must test their exam day computer to ensure they meet all system requirements. Failure to complete the computer readiness check prior to the exam, will lead to delays and technical issues on the day of the exam.

Refer to emails from testingsupport@meazurelearning.com for detailed instructions, pre-exam preparation, exam set-up requirements, etc.

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