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  CANADIAN PRACTICAL NURSE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION

Computer-Based Testing

Introduction

The Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE®) is an entry-to-practice competency-based examination. Success on the CPNRE® depends on an individual’s knowledge of practical nursing principles and the ability to apply this knowledge

Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI) is very pleased to be collaborating with provincial/territorial regulatory authorities to deliver the CPNRE®.

The following regulatory authorities offer a paper-based CPNRE®:

  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Government of Yukon, Professional Licensing/Regulatory Affairs

Starting in May 2016 the following regulatory authorities offer the CPNRE® by computer-based delivery:

  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia
  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
  • Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses
  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Licensed Practical Nurses Registration Board of Prince Edward Island

The CPNRE®, a four-hour examination, will be administered by ASI and delivered in Pearson VUE’s network of proctored test centres across Canada.

Prior to Scheduling

Before scheduling an appointment with Pearson VUE to take the examination at a test centre, test writers must have already:

  1. Applied to and received from their provincial/territorial regulatory authority confirmation to take the examination.
  2. Received an “Authorization to Test” email from Pearson VUE advising that they can proceed to schedule to take the exam at a Pearson VUE test centre. This email from Pearson VUE will provide instructions on how to schedule an appointment at a Pearson VUE test centre.

If further clarification is required, contact your provincial/territorial regulatory authority for more information. Contact information for provincial/territorial regulatory authorities across Canada can be found at http://cpnre.ca/abouttheexam_regulatory_e.asp.

Test Centre Locations

Test writers will have access to Pearson VUE test centres, across more than 100 cities and towns in Canada.

To search for Pearson VUE test centres, please visit: http://www.pearsonvue.com/cpnre/.

Scheduling

Once a test writer receives an “Authorization to Test” email from Pearson VUE, there is an “Instructions for Scheduling your Appointment” section outlined in the email. When scheduling an appointment, information required will be included in the “Authorization to Test” email from Pearson VUE, including the “Candidate ID” provided in the email. It is recommended that you schedule your appointment well in advance of the examination “Authorized Dates” indicated in the “Authorization to Test” email.

Accommodations for test writers MUST first be approved by the provincial/territorial regulatory authority.

For more detailed information, please click on the following links:

Computer-Based Testing Demonstration

A Computer-Based Testing Demonstration (“CBT Demo Test”) is available to all test writers made eligible by provincial Practical Nurse Regulators to write the CPNRE. The purpose of this short demonstration is to familiarize test writers with how to take a CBT test by way of ASI’s test delivery system. Instructions on how to access ASI’s CBT Demo Test and features of ASI’s test delivery system are described in the CBT Demo Guide, available in “pdf” format:

For CPNRE Test Writers made eligible by Practical Nurse Regulators in British Columbia and Alberta: CBT Demo Guide

For CPNRE Test Writers made eligible by Practical Nurse Regulators in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island:

English CBT Demo Guide French CBT Demo Guide

For Practical Nurse Programme Educators

A brief webinar “What to expect when taking the computer-based Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)” is available for educators. You can view this short webinar for an overview of examination format, details about the computer-based testing experience, and information on ASI’s test delivery system navigation feature

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