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Process for scheduling your CPNRE exam

  1. Submit your application form and required fees to CNO. Please allow 10 business days for the form to be processed.

  2. Once your application has been processed, we will determine if you meet the exam eligibility requirements.

  3. If you do meet the exam eligibility requirements, we send your information to the exam provider, Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI), eight (8) weeks before the first day of the examination window. We will email you once we have done that.

  4. ASI sends your information to Pearson VUE, the company that manages the test centres.

  5. Pearson VUE will email you, explaining how to schedule your exam appointment online or by phone.
    Didn’t get your email from Pearson VUE?*

  6. You can find more information in ASI’s Scheduling Process for CPNRE: Information for Test Writers guide.

  7. You either call Pearson VUE or go to their website and:

    • pay the scheduling fee ($105)

    • choose your test centre location

    • choose your exam date

    • Four weeks before your exam window opens, you’ll gain access to an interactive exam demo. To access the demo, go to https://asitest.canadatest.ca, then click the “Forgot your password?” option on the left-hand side of the screen and follow the instructions.

    You can find more information about this demo in ASI’s “Computer-Based Testing Demonstration Guide” on the CPNRE.CA website.

  8. We will mail your test result to you about six weeks after your exam appointment.


 * There could be a couple of reasons why you haven’t received the email from Pearson VUE.

1. Did you wait 10 days to receive the email from them? We sent you an email explaining that we provided your information to the exam provider. It can take 10 days after receiving our message to get the email from Pearson VUE.

2. Did you check your spam and junk folders to see if the email from Pearson VUE is there?

If the message isn’t in your spam or junk folder, and you have waited 10 days, you need to add the following email address to your email address book or your Outlook “safe senders” list:
pearsonVUEconfirmation@pearson.com

Adding this address to your safe senders list allows the email from Pearson VUE to come safely into your inbox.

Then, contact the College’s Customer Service Call Centre and ask for the Pearson VUE email to be resent to you.

Page last reviewed October 12, 2016