Writing the CETP Exams - AUD/SLP

Exam and Enrollment Dates

Exam date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Exam enrollment period: April 1 to April 30, 2021

Link to exam enrollment: http://sac.yardstickmeasure.com/

Exam candidates may enroll in the CETP Exam, once exam eligibility is confirmed by the regulatory body in the province where you intend to practice.

You will receive an email confirmation of your exam enrollment after SAC receives confirmation of your exam eligibility from your regulatory body.

In the future, there will be two sittings every year of the CETP Exams – AUD/SLP in June and in December of every year.  

Conditional enrollment is available to exam applicants who are unable to confirm completion of all the educational requirements (theory and practicum) by April 30, 2021. To ensure you qualify for conditional enrollment, please contact the provincial regulatory body where you plan to practice. A full refund will be provided should you be unable to meet the terms and conditions for conditional enrollment.


Exam Fees

Writing the CETP Exam at a designated exam site
$1,135 (includes tax)
Writing the CETP Exam at a non-designated exam site
$1,535 (includes tax)


Designated Exam Sites

Designated sites are limited for the June 26, 2021 exam to the following major cities.

British Columbia













New Brunswick



St John’s

Nova Scotia


Non-Designated Exam Sites

During the enrollment process exam candidates may request to write the CETP Exam at a non-designated exam site. However, it may be difficult to accommodate a request for a non-designated exam site for the June 26, 2021 CETP Exams. Approval is based on the availability of an exam site and an invigilator. 


Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations to write your exam, you must notify the CETP Exams Manager before the registration deadline.

SAC will attempt to accommodate your special accommodation requirements for the exam provided that the validity of the exam is maintained. Special 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.

Candidates who are granted a special accommodation must write the exam at one of the designated exam sites.


Required Documentation

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

  • A signed request for special accommodations 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 practising 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.
  • We may request additional information, as considered necessary, on a case-by-case basis.


Terms and Conditions for Special Accommodations

  • If granted, 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.
  • In the event the need for an exam accommodation arises after the deadline, you must contact cetpexams@sac-oac.ca with the required documentation as soon as possible. It may not be possible to arrange the requested accommodation(s) if submitted too close to the exam date.
  • 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. For example, a request for a written exam taken at home might mean that you would be required to take the site other than a designated city.


Submit a Request for Special Accommodations

When submitting a request for special 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 deadline for exam enrollment.

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


Changes, Cancellations and Refunds

Request for Changes  

Deadline for changes:  May 28, 2021 at 12 midnight EDT

  • A Request for Change Form may be submitted for any of the following:
    • Change in exam location (only change to a currently established exam site will be considered)
    • Change in exam language
    • Change in having access to a French and English copy of the exam booklets
  • A request for change must be received prior to the deadline to be considered
  • Any requests received after the established deadline will not be considered


Cancellation and Refunds

Deadline for cancellation with 100% refund:  May 28, 2021 at 12 midnight EDT

Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund:  June 18, 2021 at 12 midnight EDT

  • A Request for Cancellation Form must be received prior to the deadline to be considered
  • An exam cancellation request, received after the established deadline, will not be refunded
  • Applicants may be asked to submit documentation to support their exam cancellation request


Exam Format

  • The CETP Exam is offered in Canada’s official languages – English and French
  • Exam candidates may choose to write the exam in one language (English or French) and may request a copy of the exam booklet in the other language as a reference only
  • Exam duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes (as required by the CETP Exam Blueprint)
  • Number of questions: 170 multiple-choice questions in two exam booklets
  • Questions may be individual questions or may include 4-5 questions within a case-based scenario
  • Each multiple-choice question provides four options. There is one correct answer, and three plausible distractors. There are no questions with responses of “all of the above” or multiple option answers
  • There are no negative choice questions on the exam


Exam Instructions

Day of the exam

  • Candidates must bring their admission letter and government issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license, student card or passport) to the exam site The exam admission letter is sent to each exam candidate 1-2 weeks before the exam date and is required for admittance into the exam
  • Bottled water is permitted - no other food or beverage is permitted in the exam room 
  • Pens are not permitted; candidates must bring 2B pencils and erasers to complete the exam
  • Scratch paper is not permitted however, the exam booklet can be used for notes
  • Dressing in layers is recommended as exam room temperatures may vary


30 minutes before the exam, the invigilator will:

  • Provide access to the exam room
  • Verify photo ID and admission letter
  • Distribute exam booklets and answer sheets – do NOT open the test booklet until instructed to do so
  • Provide instructions on how to fill out the exam booklet and answer sheet


Copies of exam booklets in both official languages

  • Only exam writers who requested EN and FR versions of the exam during the CETP Exam enrollment process are allowed to have access to a version of the exam in the other language
  • Exam writers may not change their language preference on the day of the examination
  • The use of the secondary language version is for verification of wording only – No additional time is provided to complete the exam
  • Speech-language pathology candidates should note that, given the structural differences between English and French (e.g. in phonology and grammar), the content of some questions might not be identical in the two languages. While official translators familiar with the professions are used, not all questions are a direct translation
  • At the end of the examination period, candidates must return both booklets to the invigilator


During the exam, exam writers:

  • Must mark ALL answers on the answer sheet. (No extra time will be given to record or to transfer answers.)
  • Cannot remove any exam materials (exam booklet, answer sheet) from the exam room
  • Have a total of 3 hours, 45 minutes to complete Exam Booklet 1 and Exam Booklet 2
  • May take a 15-minute break after completing Booklet 1 and must hand in their exam booklet and answer sheet prior to leaving the room
  • Must hand in their exam material once Booklet 2 is completed (exam booklet, answer sheet, admission letter and candidate ID card)
  • Complete the evaluation form once they have completed Booklet 2 and have handed in all materials to the invigilator
  • Cannot return to the exam room once the evaluation form has been submitted to the invigilator


Rules of conduct

  • No person is allowed to enter the exam room during the exam except the exam candidate(s) and the invigilator(s)
  • Backpacks, bags, notes, books, papers, radios, tape-recorders, calculators, cell phones or cameras brought into the exam room must be deposited as directed by the invigilator before the exam begins. (All cell phones must be turned off.)
  • An exam candidate who arrives after the start of the exam may be permitted to enter the exam room up to 30 minutes after the start of the exam. This is at the discretion of the invigilator
  • While the exam is in progress, exam candidates are prohibited from communicating with each other in any manner whatsoever
  • Exam candidates are not permitted to ask questions of the invigilators, except in cases of supposed errors in exam questions, illegible, missing, or damaged material
  • Every candidate must identify his/her answer sheet with his/her name and candidate number (found on the candidate ID card provided by the invigilator)
  • If a candidate must leave the room temporarily during the exam his/her exam materials must be secured against inspection by other candidates
  • If a candidate must withdraw permanently before the completion of an exam, his/her exam materials must be surrendered to the invigilator and returned to the marking authority with a note of explanation
  • Exam booklets and all other exam materials must not be removed from the exam room by the exam candidates
  • Exam candidates must not destroy or damage any exam materials and must hand in all exam materials to the invigilator at the end each session
  • Candidates must comply with all instructions issued by the invigilator for the conduct of the exam
  • Any candidate suspected of having committed an infraction against these rules of conduct will be reported by the invigilator to the marking authority, to the CETP Exam Administrator, and to the CETP Exam Appeals Committee. The answer sheets of candidates suspected of having committed an infraction may be subjected to statistical analysis as a means of determining whether the exam candidate had access to the exam booklets before the exams or communicated with other candidates during the exam. The CETP Exam Appeals Committee may decide that credit for the exam will not be given