Scheduling your Examination

Scheduling your Examination

Important: Please see the Candidate Guide to Examinations (PDF, 770KB) for more information on scheduling and preparing for examinations and the Practical Examination Schedule (PDF, 19KB) for exam locations and dates.

Use the following chart to determine what examinations you need for your licence level.

Licence Level

Examinations

EMR

  • practical examination
  • EMALB written examination
  • jurisprudence examination

PCPs that entered a program prior to March 1, 2016

  • practical examination
  • EMALB written examination
  • jurisprudence examination

ACPs that completed a program prior to September 20, 2016

  • practical examination
  • EMALB written examination
  • jurisprudence examination

PCPs that entered a program on or after March 1, 2016

  • practical examination
  • COPR Entry to Practice examination
  • jurisprudence examination

ACPs that complete a program on or after September 20, 2016

  • practical examination
  • COPR Entry to Practice examination
  • jurisprudence examination

Applicants already licensed in another province

  • jurisprudence examination

Examination Requirements

Course Certificates/Transcripts

As of April 1, 2016, Proof of successful completion of training must be submitted by the board recognized training institution. Candidates that completed their training prior to April 1, 2016 may email proof of course completion to getanexam@gov.bc.ca.

We do not require certificates when scheduling continuing competence exams, reinstatement exams where training is not required or from licensed out of province applicants scheduling the jurisprudence exam.

Candidates should follow the steps below to schedule exams however; no examinations can be scheduled until proof of course completion has been received by the branch.

To schedule your exam follow these steps

  1. Read the Exam Code of Conduct (PDF, 631KB).
  2. Read all the information below regarding:
  3. Submit electronically the Request for Evaluation form. If you do not receive an email copy of your request for evaluation, your submission was unsuccessful and you will need to resubmit.
    • Practical Exams - choose up to three sessions for when you are available (ranked in order of preference). ACP practical examinations are only offered at the Lower Mainland examination centre.
  4. Obtain a BCeID.
  5. Request Access to the online learning system.
    • Your required online written and/or jurisprudence exams will be issued to you by the exam coordinator within two weeks of you completing the above requirements.

Note: To speed up the licensing process, we recommend you complete all of the requirements of getting your initial licence during your evaluation process. You may request a refund in writing for any fees you submit if you are unsuccessful in the evaluation process.

Practical Examination

At the end of the practical exam day, you will receive your results and feedback from the examiners. At most practical exam sessions, the EMA Licensing Branch exam coordinator will be present to answer any questions you may have.

* Please note practical exams are subject to change based on examiner and facility availability.

Failing to Attend a Practical Examination

Candidates who do not have an acceptable reason for failing to attend or cancelling a scheduled practical examination with less than 7 days' notice will be advised that the missed examination will be considered an attempt at the exam process.

If you believe that you have a valid reason for not attending your scheduled practical exam, please complete the Request for Exemption for Unattended Practical Examination form within two weeks of being notified of your missed scheduled practical exam and electronically submit to the EMA Licensing Branch for review. You will be notified of the Director's decision via email.

Online Examinations

The written and jurisprudence exams are completed online using the EMA Learning Management System (EMA LMS). In order to access the written and jurisprudence exams, it is necessary for you to register with BCeID. The information you submit when registering for a BCeID (name, email address and phone number) is not stored or shared with any other public body, and the information you are required to submit in order to obtain a BCeID is already information collected by the EMA Licensing Board. The creation of a BCeID means that there is enhanced security so no one else can access your exams.

How to obtain a BCeID

  • Click on the link and register for a basic BCeID (permitted for B.C. residents and your only option if you reside outside of B.C.).
  • Click on the link to register for a personal BCeID (recommended for your security, available for B.C. residents only).
  • Follow the registration instructions.

Once you have obtained your BCeID, you need to request access to the EMA LMS. The exam administrator will review your information and grant you access to the exam within two weeks of the request.

Click here to Request Access. Once you have requested access and completed the exam requirements section, the exam administrator will review your file and assign your required online exams. Please note: this process can take up to two weeks and you will be notified by email when your exams are ready for completion.

Written Examination

The written exam for EMR and PCP is online and may be completed anywhere.

Effective October 1, 2016, the EMR written examination consists of 100 questions with two hours to complete and 80% is required to pass. Candidates have three attempts to successfully complete the EMR written examination.

Once you have been given access to the exam, you have 60 days to complete; extensions can be requested by contacting getanexam@gov.bc.ca.

After you have completed the exam, your results will be available immediately and you will be able to review your exam. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt you will be required to wait 72 hours before attempting the exam again. If you are unsuccessful on your second attempt, you will be required to wait 7 days before your final attempt at the exam.

ACP Candidates: At this time the ACP exam in not available online, please contact the branch by email at getanexam@gov.bc.ca for information on how to schedule your written exam.

PCPs and ACPs that are required to complete the COPR entry to practice examination should contact the branch by email at getanexam@gov.bc.ca for instructions on how to enroll in the exam.

Jurisprudence Examination

Candidates have three attempts to successfully complete the jurisprudence examination. Candidates that are unsuccessful at the jurisprudence exam after three attempts are required to submit proof of successful completion of a new recognized training program in order to be eligible to begin the exam process again.

Candidates that have been unsuccessful in the exam process and did not attain licensure will be required to take the jurisprudence exam again (even if they have previously successfully passed the jurisprudence exam) along with the written and practical exams, upon proof of successful completion of a new recognized training program.

Effective October 1, 2016: All licensing candidates at the EMR, PCP, ITT, ACP, or CCP level are required to successfully complete the jurisprudence examination. The jurisprudence examination consists of 100 questions with one hour to complete and 80% is required to pass.

The jurisprudence exam is online and may be completed anywhere. Once you have been scheduled for the exam, you have 60 days to complete; extensions can be requested by contacting getanexam@gov.bc.ca. After you have completed the exam, your results will be available immediately and you will be able to review your exam. If you are unsuccessful, you will be required to wait 24 hours before attempting the exam again.

Still have questions regarding examinations? Contact us at getanexam@gov.bc.ca.

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