Writing the CETP Exams-AUD/SLP

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. 

There are differences in process and procedures established in some jurisdictions. The “conditional enrollment” for graduates from Canadian Accredited and Non-Accredited Programs as outlined in this web site are adopted by the regulatory bodies in the following jurisdictions:  New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.  


Exam Dates and Enrollment Period

Step 1: Exam Enrollment
  1. Complete application form
  2. Select exam format and purchase exam
  3. Testing Accommodation request due
  4. Return signed CETP consent form
Step 2: Final Exam Booking
  1. Book time of exam (virtual) OR
  2. Book location &  time of exam centre (exam centre)
Year Exam Date Exam Enrollment Final Exam Booking
2023 Thursday, June 29 April 1 to 30 May 22 to 29
Tuesday, October 24 August 1 to 31 September 18 to 25
2024 Tuesday, February 20 December 1 to 31 January 15 to 22
Tuesday, June 25 April 1 to 30 May 20 to 27
Tuesday, October 22 August 1 to August 31 September 16 to 23
2025 Tuesday, February 18 December 1 to 31 January 13 to 20
Tuesday, June 24 April 1 to 30 May 19 to 26
Tuesday, October 21 August 1 to 31 September 15 to 22

Exam Enrollment

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

Create a user name and password here

Note: Neither enrollment for the CETP Exam nor passing the CETP Exam means an exam candidate is able to practice the profession. The CETP Exam is one component of the licensure process and registration with the applicable regulatory body is required.

Graduates from Canadian Accredited Programs may enroll for the CETP Exams during the exam enrollment period. “Conditional enrollment” 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 enrollment deadline.   
  4. Should the Program Director not provide a confirmation of program completion by the exam enrollment 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 enrollment will be cancelled and a full refund provided to an exam applicant who is unable to fulfill the criteria required for “conditional enrollment”.  

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

The provincial regulatory body determines the eligibility of all exam applicants who were educated outside Canada. All internationally-educated and USA educated exam candidates must undergo the assessment process established by the regulatory body in the province where they plan to work. Once the provincial regulatory body has completed their assessment, the CETP Exams Manager will receive confirmation of the eligibility and the exam candidate may proceed with the exam enrollment during the established exam enrollment period.

Exam Enrollment Process

To be completed during the exam enrollment period.
  1. Complete application form.
  2. Select one of the following on-line exam format options:
    1. 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.
    2. 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:

    1. An official tax receipt
    2. A confirmation that your exam enrollment 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.

Exam Format

  • The CETP Exams-AUD/SLP are offered in English and French.
  • There are two computer-based exam delivery format – computer-based testing in an exam centre or live remote proctoring.
  • Exam candidates must select if they 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 on-line platform allows to switch (toggle) between the French and English version 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. 
  • There are 90 exam questions in booklet no. 1 and 80 exam questions in booklet no 2.
  • There are two types of questions: (1) individual questions; (2) case-based scenario 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.

Testing Accommodations

  • If testing accommodations is required to write your exam, you must notify the CETP Exams Manager before the exam enrollment deadline.
  • SAC will attempt to accommodate your testing accommodation requirements provided that the integrity and validity of the exam is maintained.
  • Testing accommodations will be granted on an individual basis and depend on the nature and extent of the special requirement, documentation provided, and the requirements of the exam.

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 enrollment period. 

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


Change to on-line exam format

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.

Cancellations and Refunds

Deadline for cancellation with 100% refund: Friday, June 9, 2023 at midnight EDT.

Cancellation with no refund after this date.

  • 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 Instructions

A – Exam Candidates writing the on-line exam in an exam testing centre.

Before the exam
  • Candidates must ensure they have a valid government issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, student card or passport). The invigilator will verify that your photo I.D. matches the name on your exam enrollment.
  • 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.
  • Once exam enrollment is approved, an email will be sent to you to select the exact location of your exam testing centre (approximately four weeks prior to the exam date). You will also be provided access to an Exam Platform Tutorial that allow you to become familiar with the platform prior to sitting for the exam.
Day of the exam
  • Please ensure that you arrive at your test centre 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.
  • You must bring one piece of government issued photo ID with signature. Acceptable forms of ID are:
    • Driver’s license
    • Canadian Permanent Resident card
    • Passport       
    • Other valid Government-issued photo ID.
  • Verify that the first and last names of your ‘Candidate’ name (listed above) 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.
  • Bottled water is permitted – no other food or beverage is permitted in the exam room.
  • Scratch paper will be available or use the notepad available within the testing platform for exam notes. Pens will be inspected prior to use.
  • Dressing in layers is recommended, as the room temperatures at an exam centre may vary.

B – Exam Candidates writing the on-line exam with live remote-proctoring.

Before the exam

You must prepare your workstation in advance of the exam date. If you have not installed and prepared your computer for the on-line exam, you cannot write the exam.

Click here to view a ProctorU demonstration video.

  1. Google Chrome is the recommended browser for your online proctored exam. Please complete the installation of this program PRIOR to your exam date.
  2. Before launching your exam, disable the pop-up blocker in your Chrome browser.
  3. Ensure that you have the ability to download and install programs on the computer that you intend to write your exam on. You will be required to install a program upon connecting to a proctor. Please note the program is not available prior to the exam day!
    If you are planning to use a work or school computer, you may not have the rights to download the program as needed. Check with your IT support team to see if you have the correct permissions.
  4. Please ensure that you use a functioning free-standing or integrated webcam with microphone or independent microphone for the exam. You will use the webcam and microphone for the entire exam, and to pan your room.
  5. You are only allowed to have one monitor running during the exam. If you have more than one, please disconnect it and ensure that it is turned away so that the screen is not facing you.
  6. Your computer needs to meet minimum system requirements. Please verify that it meets the equipment requirements. If your computer does not meet the requirements, you must arrange to use a different computer.
  7. To perform a System Readiness Check, navigate to the Exams Page and click on the ‘Test It Out’ link at the bottom of the screen.
  8. A hardwired internet connection is preferred. A wireless connection can be used, but it can be unstable. If you choose to use Wi-Fi, we recommend a speed of at least 10 Mbps. Test your internet speed using one of these speed tests:
    1. http://speedtest.googlefiber.net/
    2. http://beta.speedtest.net/
    3. https://fast.com/
  9. Confirm your username and password combination prior to your appointment time.
    Note: If you experience technical issues, which result in you needing to rebook the exam, you may be subject to paying additional exam fees
  10. You must test on a hard surface (not on a bed or couch), and watches are not permitted.
  11. It is recommended that you plan for an exam room that is free of distractions and interruptions. If possible, ensure that your workstation positioned so that a closed door is behind you.
Day of the exam

Click here to view a demonstration video.

Before logging-in to write the exam:

  • Have a government-issued photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, passport or other government-issued photo I.D.).
  • Select a location that is private, in a well-lit room, and you must be alone with no one else around you.
  • Clear your workspace from all materials except those allowed by your instructor.
  • Close all third-party programs and unplug any secondary monitors.
  • Remove any non-religious head coverings.
  • Make sure you have downloaded the ProctorU extension for either Chrome or Firefox.
Step-by-Step Process

(Note: This is the same process as outlined in the video)

  1. Log-in to your account 2 to 3 minutes before your scheduled appointment and click Start Session when the countdown timer reaches 0:00:00.
  2. Pre-exam checks: If you do not already have the ProctorU extension, you will be prompted to download it. You will be required to accept exam guidelines and terms of service. The browser will prompt you to share your screen – this is a requirement of the remote proctoring online. You will be automatically guided through a series of equipment checks to make sure your system meets minimum requirements.
  3. Photos & Authentication of Identity: You will take a photo of yourself as well as your I.D. for identity verification purposes.
  4. Chatbox download: You will be prompted to download and run a LogMeIn Rescue applet file that will bring up a chat box allowing you to text with your proctor. If prompted, be sure to click “open” or “allow” to give the file permission to run. When the chat box states “waiting”, this confirms that you are in the queue waiting for your proctor. If your status shows “waiting”, do not re-download the applet file as that will put you back at the end of the queue.
  5. Proctor Connection & Confirmations: Your proctor will greet you and confirm that you passed your identity verification steps. You’ll review the exam rules with your proctor and they’ll ask to see any permitted resources that your instructor has allowed you to use during your exam.
  6. Remote System Check: Your proctor will ask to take remote control of your mouse and keyboard via the LogMeIn Rescue applet in order to make sure no non-permitted programs are running. You will be able to see everything that your proctor is doing during this step, and it is impossible for them to access any files without your knowledge.
  7. Camera Pan: Your proctor will ask you to show the 4 walls of your room as well as your desk space via your webcam. You may or may not also be asked to show your computer monitor. Your proctor will make sure your cell phone is out of reach.
  8. Navigating to the Exam & Password Entry: Your proctor will then direct you into your LMS or exam delivery system so that he or she can unlock your exam with the password we’ve been provided by your instructor.
  9. Write Your Exam: Your proctor will release control of your computer and you’ll begin your exam when you’re ready.

NOTE: Your webcam view and your screen will be recorded through the duration of your exam.

Steps to take when you have completed your exam:
  1. Alert the proctor when finished BEFORE submitting: Prior to submitting your exam, let your proctor know through the chat box that you are finished. They will oversee the submission process. You may also be required to clear a white board used during the exam.
  2. Log out of your exam site and browser: After reviewing your results, your proctor must observe you log out of the exam website and close out of all browser tabs.
  3. Close out of ProctorU chat box: This will end your session with ProctorU. Once the chat box closes, you’ll be invited to complete a customer satisfaction survey.
Additional information for remote live proctoring exam writers:

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