The certification exam is offered three (3) times a year. Exam sittings are scheduled in January, May and September. The exam is offered over 2 days at each sitting to accommodate all candidates. The CAMRT exam is delivered as a computer-based exam at approved Yardstick test centres across Canada. It is a 4-hour, 185-question exam.
The next available exam sitting is May 18-19, 2017. Registration for this exam opens on January 24, 2017 and closes on March 3, 2017. Starting with the May 2017 exam, the certification exam fee will be $840; this includes access to a 100-item practice exam.
Registration for an exam is a 2-step process:
- exam application and payment on the CAMRT website, followed by
- selection of location for seat reservation and payment on the Yardstick website.
Candidates must read all the information in the Exam Preparation Guide prior to registering for an exam.
If you are a student member with CAMRT, you already have a user account set up for you. Retrieve your CAMRT ID and password before registering online. If you are not a CAMRT member and have never registered for a CAMRT certification exam or a CAMRT continuing professional development course, you will need to click here to create a new account before registering to write the exam.
Please log in and complete the online application form. Once payment is processed, all registered candidates receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for selecting a location for seat reservation and with a link to the practice exam. Registration deadlines are strict. Candidates who do not register with both CAMRT and Yardstick before the deadline will have to wait until the next available exam sitting.
|Exam sitting||Registration period||Certification exam fee||Test centre fee|
|May 18-19, 2017||January 24 – March 3, 2017||$840 – includes access to practice exam||$143.52 + tax|
|September 14-15, 2017||May 23 – June 30, 2017||$840 – includes access to practice exam||$143.52 + tax|
All fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD) and are subject to change without notice.
Once payment is processed, candidates receive an e-mail confirmation of exam registration.
The CAMRT accepts comments regarding the exam for a period of two (2) weeks following the date of the exam. Please forward your comments to email@example.com
If a disability or impairment limits major life activities, a request for special needs accommodation must be submitted in writing to the CAMRT. The request must be submitted at least 90 days before the exam date. This applies for both first write and any re-writes of the exam. All requests will be handled on a confidential and individual basis.
Candidates must submit their written request to the CAMRT Coordinator of Certification at the time they register online to write the exam. The following documentation must also be submitted:
- a clear statement of the nature of the disability and its severity;
- a clear and concise description of the special needs accommodation(s) requested;
- documentation demonstrating that similar accommodations were provided to the candidate during their education program
- supporting documentation, from a healthcare or counselling professional which:
- indicates an assessment was done on the candidate;
- describes details of the disability including a diagnosis;
- describes the candidate’s current functional limitation;
- supports the request for the specific accommodations made by the candidate
Please print a copy of the Special Accommodations Request Form. Complete the form, attach required documentation as indicated, and send it to the CAMRT Coordinator of Certification at least 90 days before the exam date.
All medical and supporting documentation submitted will be kept confidential by the CAMRT, and will be used for the purpose of assisting CAMRT in determining the suitable accommodations necessary for the candidate, if any.
All medical documentation must be current within six (6) months of the date of application to write the exam. If the medical documentation, i.e. report or letter is not current within six (6) months of the date of the candidate’s application, the applicant must include a letter from a healthcare or counselling professional indicating that they have reviewed the supporting medical documentation and concur that the accommodations set out within it remain valid for the candidate for the purposes of the CAMRT certification exam on the date of the proposed sitting of the exam.
CAMRT will notify the contact person at the provincial association administering the exam immediately following receipt of a complete accommodation request, describing the details of the requested accommodations. CAMRT will contact and discuss with the candidate the accommodation request that the candidate has made.
The final decision regarding an accommodation request lies with the CAMRT Director of Education, in collaboration with the CAMRT Certification Coordinator. In making their decision, the CAMRT must ensure that granting the accommodation request will not compromise the validity and integrity of the certification exam. CAMRT’s decision will be communicated to the student and the applicable provincial association at least thirty (30) days prior to the exam.
Prior to writing the exam the candidate will sign an acknowledgement that all agreed to accommodation(s) have been provided. Post exam writing the candidate will sign a further acknowledgement that all agreed to accommodation(s) have been provided to their satisfaction.
|Exam sitting transfer fee||$50|
Exam candidates can request a transfer to write the exam at another exam sitting. The exam registration fee paid to the CAMRT will be applied to the requested sitting. Click here to download a transfer request form and submit the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All exam transfer requests must be received before the registration deadline for the requested sitting.
Exam candidates who are enrolled in an accredited Canadian program and will not complete their program before the exam sitting for which they are registered must notify the CAMRT in writing to request a transfer. There is no fee for transfers that are due to deferred graduation.
The reservation fee paid to Yardstick to select a location for a reserved seat cannot be transferred. The reservation must be cancelled and rebooked for the requested sitting of the exam. Yardstick only accepts cancellations 10 days after the date you selected the location to reserve a seat. After 10 days, you forfeit the reservation fee.
|Exam refund fee||$100|
Exam candidates who wish to withdraw from writing the CAMRT exam can request a refund of the exam fee at any time; the exam refund fee will be deducted from the reimbursement. Refund requests must be made in writing to email@example.com.
Failure to transfer to a new exam sitting or request a refund after two (2) full years from the original exam date will forfeit the full exam fee.
Exam results are released within 15 working days from the date of the exam.
Candidates are notified when the results are posted to their CAMRT online profile. Results are NOT released by telephone or e-mail.
A candidate who achieves success on the certification exam will be issued a “Pass”. There will be no numerical marks given to certification exam candidates who pass the certification exam.
Unsuccessful candidates will receive an analysis of their performance on the certification exam approximately 5 days after the release of exam results. The Exam Performance Profile includes a breakdown of candidate’s performance by Competency Profile module. This is provided to allow an opportunity for remedial preparation. Remedial preparation is strongly recommended to all candidates who have failed an exam attempt.
The exam result is final. Under no circumstances are exam results given or discussed over the telephone.