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.

If an internationally educated applicant (including USA graduates) wishes to enroll 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 enroll for the CETP exam through the link provided on the CETP Exams Web Site during the Exam’s enrollment 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 enrolled in the CETP Exam during the exam enrollment period and the regulatory body is unable to confirm the eligibility 20 calendar days before the scheduled exam, the exam enrollment/booking will be cancelled and the exam fee fully reimbursed.

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

  • 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.
Permissible items on exam day
  • A beverage in a clear container
  • An online notepad is available for your use.
  • 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.

Looking for more information or have questions?

Contact the CETP Exam Manager:

Preparing for the CETP Exams

After the CETP Exams

Contacts for the CETP Exams

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