CETP Examination Update

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Exam Postponement Update

Earlier this year, university programs in audiology and speech-language pathology put clinical practica on hold due to nation-wide public health efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  In order to provide students who planned to graduate this year more time to complete clinical requirements, CAASPR has made the difficult decision to postpone the planned sitting of the Canadian Entry to Practice (CETP) Exam previously scheduled for October 3, 2020.

In reaching this decision CAASPR worked, and continues to work collaboratively with stakeholders, to ensure that we consider and mitigate on-going risks and impacts.  CAASPR and provincial regulators are closely monitoring the COVID 19 situation as it evolves.  CAASPR will be announcing, as soon as reasonably possible, the new examination schedule through its website and portal https://www.caaspr.ca/.

FAQs Regarding the Exam Postponement

  1. What can  I do to ensure that I am eligible for the next sitting of the CETP examination?

The CETP Exam is a requirement for audiology and speech-language pathology registration in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  Applicants, who intend to practice in those jurisdictions, are encouraged to visit https://www.caaspr.ca/, create an account to “Log In”, and submit required information so that they are ready to enroll for the first sitting of the CETP Exam once a new date is released.  Those who have an account, have submitted all required documents and have been approved to write the Exam, will receive further instructions once a new examination schedule is established.

 

  1. Will I need to apply for the next sitting of the CETP examination?

The CETP examination will remain a requirement for registration in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  As a result, these jurisdictions encourage applicants to submit applications at https://www.caaspr.ca/ while a new CETP Exam date is being considered.  

NOTE: If you intend to apply for registration in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia, communicate directly with the applicable provincial regulator.

 

  1. Will I be guaranteed a spot for the first scheduled CETP Exam?

If you have applied with all required documents submitted by the required deadline and have been approved to write the Exam, you will be eligible to write the first CETP Exam.  Applicants for the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan can assist with examination preparations and ensure that they receive up-to-date information about the first Exam and required deadlines by completing an application in the CAASPR portal (https://www.caaspr.ca/).

 

  1. If I have completed all the requirements for my Master’s degree will I be able to work, once COVID restrictions are lifted and while I am I waiting to write the next CETP Exam?

Provincial regulators that require the Exam, have mechanisms in place to allow some to work while they await the CETP Exam.  We recommend that you communicate directly with the provincial regulator where you intend to practice for more information regarding temporary/provisional registration. 

NOTE: If you intend to apply for registration in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia, communicate directly with the applicable provincial regulator.

 

  1. I previously attempted the SAC examination without success and have questions regarding my application. What should I do?

In all such cases, you should contact your provincial regulator if you have specific questions.  As the CETP Exam remains a requirement for registration in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, these provincial regulators recommend that applicants create a portal account at https://www.caaspr.ca/ and submit questions and request for information in the ‘NOTE’ section of their application.  Those with a portal account will receive further information and instructions. 

NOTE: If you intend to apply for registration in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia, communicate directly with the applicable provincial regulator.