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  CANADIAN PRACTICAL NURSE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION

Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:



What is the difference between the CPNRE Predictor Tests and the CPNRE Prep Guide?

The CPNRE Predictor Test is designed to help you gauge your readiness for the CPNRE. In comparison, the CPNRE Prep Guide is designed to help you review and integrate the concepts you have learned in your practical nursing program; it will also help you assess your skills in applying that knowledge. The CPNRE Prep Guide can be used to enhance your readiness to write the CPNRE.

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What is the difference between the CPNRE Predictor Tests and the Practice Test in the CPNRE Prep Guide?

The Practice Test found in the CPNRE Prep Guide is a full-length 165 multiple-choice question test that is built according to the CPNRE Blueprint. The primary purpose of the Practice Test is to help you prepare to take the CPNRE. With the CPNRE Prep Guide, you are provided with a full-length test along with an answer key, rationales and two current references for each question. At the completion of the online Practice Test, you will have access to your Performance Profile which will identify areas of performance strength and weakness. As such, it is an excellent study tool. The Practice Test is available in PDF format and as an online test that uses the same test delivery system as the computer-based CPNRE.

The CPNRE Predictor Test is an 85-question multiple-choice test that is built according to the CPNRE Blueprint. The primary purpose of this test is to gauge your readiness to take the CPNRE; it is not primarily a study tool. At the completion of the CPNRE Predictor Test, you are provided with a Performance Profile which includes your probability of passing the CPNRE. Rationales and references are not provided for the CPNRE Predictor Test.


How is my score on the Predictor Test calculated?

Your total score on the CPNRE Predictor Test is calculated as the number of questions on the test that you answered correctly. In addition to your total test score, your performance is also presented by competency categories, cognitive levels and client age categories. Your performance on each category is also calculated as the number of questions that you answered correctly.

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How is my probability of passing the CPNRE calculated?

By comparing your performance on the questions in the CPNRE Predictor Test to the performance of thousands of candidates who have written previous administrations of the CPNRE, we are able to estimate what your score would be on the CPNRE. From this estimated score, we can calculate your probability of passing the CPNRE.

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How many times can I take the Predictor Test?

The CPNRE Predictor Test can only be taken once. If you would like to take the test again, you will have to purchase the CPNRE Predictor Test again.

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Can I get a printed copy of the Predictor Test?

The CPNRE Predictor Test is only available as an online test. A printed copy of the CPNRE Predictor Test is not available.

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Is the Predictor Test kept up-to-date with the CPNRE?

Yes, the CPNRE Predictor Test is developed to conform to the Blueprint

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How much is the Predictor Test?

The CPNRE Predictor Test can be purchased for $40.00 (plus tax).

To purchase the CPNRE Predictor Test: Purchase

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How do I purchase the test?

The CPNRE Predictor Test can be purchased online using Visa, Mastercard or PayPal. We provide a secure internet credit card transaction that is PCI Compliant, to ensure that your personal credit card information is protected. Our website does not support debit card payments.

To purchase the CPNRE Predictor Test: Purchase

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What is the time limit for the Predictor Test?

When you purchase the CPNRE Predictor Test you will receive an assessment code for
one (1) login only, for six (6) months from the time of purchase, for two (2) hours from the time you login to the test.

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Does my test have an expiry date?

Once you have purchased the CPNRE Predictor Test, you have six (6) months from the time of purchase to complete your CPNRE Predictor Test and access your Performance Profile.

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What will my results look like?

After you complete the CPNRE Predictor Test, you will have access to a Performance Profile that identifies areas of performance strength and weakness. The Performance Profile provides the following:

  • Your score on the CPNRE Predictor Test;
  • Your probability of passing the CPNRE; and
  • Your score in each of the competency categories, cognitive levels and client age categories tested by the CPNRE.

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Where do I find the username and assessment code to access my Predictor Test?

To access the CPNRE Predictor Test, you will require both an username and assessment code. Your username is the email address you provided when you purchased the test and your assessment code is sent to you by email at the time of purchase.

Note: if you do not receive the assessment code, please check your spam or junk email folder. The email is sent from: noreply@asinc.ca.

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