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This is a competency assessment exam for internationally educated nurses seeking license in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

We help you prepare for both the computer based and lab based assessments so that you can become licensed and begin work.

Inspire Global Assessments uses multiple-choice tests and in-person clinical simulations to assess your skills, knowledge, and competencies. We review your educational credentials, English language proficiency, and competencies through innovative assessments. Our results help you, regulators, and employers determine the next steps on your career path.

Computer-Based Assessment (CBA)​

What to expect on the day of  your CBA Assessment.

  • In the Computer-based Assessment (CBA) you will be asked to review cases that take you through the step-by-step process of clinical thinking and decision-making. The cases can unfold over a single work shift, or a couple of days or weeks. There will be a mix of multiple-choice and multiple-select questions.
  • Multiple-choice questions have four answer options, with only one correct answer.
  • Multiple-select questions have six answer options, of which three are correct. You will be prompted to select the three best actions to take for the situation that the scenario describes.
  • Read the questions carefully before responding, as your answers cannot be changed.
  • Before the CBA begins, you will be given 15 minutes to complete a brief tutorial that will help you get familiar with Prometric’s computer testing environment.​​ This time is not included in the actual assessment time.

NCAS-RN/LPN - Duration

Health Care Assistant (HCA) CBA 3 hours
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) CBA 3 hours​​​
Registered Nurse (RN) CBA 3 hours​​​
Dual-track RN/LPN CBA 3 hours
Triple-track RN/LPN/HCA CBA 5 hours
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) CBA 3 hours

Tell me more about the computer-based assessment (CBA). Where can I take it?​The computer-based assessment (CBA) is a 3 or 5-hour (monitored) computer-based assessment that can be taken at one of more than 100 testing centres in 60 countries across the world.
The CBA for the Registered Psychiatric Nurse assessment can be done virtually via a remote proctor.
The CBA assesses your knowledge of the skills and judgement required to enter practice. The assessment is made up of gradually unfolding cases that take you through the step-by-step process of clinical thinking and decision-making
There is no pass or fail. Instead, the assessment identifies strengths and gaps. Your results will be sent to you after you have completed both the CBA and the Simulation lab assessment (SLA).
Please arrive 30 minutes early.
What happens during the CBA?​
When you arrive
* The proctor will greet you and review both pieces of valid, government-issued ID as well as the email you received to confirm your appointment.
*Your personal belongings will be placed in a secure area.
*You will be shown to your assigned seat.
*You will be given a whiteboard or pad of paper for notetaking during the assessment. (You will be asked to hand in the whiteboard and paper at the end of the assessment.)
*The proctor will read some instructions. Then, they will unlock the assessment site and you can log in to begin the tutorial.
*Once the assessment begins, you will be asked to acknowledge (electronically) the non-disclosure agreement. Please read it before signing.
*Begin the assessment.​
* Brief washroom breaks are allowed. Notify the proctor before you leave the assessment room. The proctor will mark down the time you leave and the time you return, and you will be asked to acknowledge your washroom break by initialing an in/out report.
Once you’ve finished the assessment, we will provide access to the secure area where you can collect your belongings.
*Please exit ​the testing centre quietly. ​
What to bring to your CBA?
  • Email confirmation of your scheduled appointment​​
  • Two forms of non-expired, government-issued ID that includes your name, photo and signature
  • Note: If your ID does not include your name, photo and signature, you may present two pieces of non-expired, government-issued ID that together satisfy all three requirements.


Acceptable forms of primary ID include:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Foreign government-issued ID
  • Government-issued ID
  • Government-issued work ID
  • Military ID
  • NEXUS card
  • Passport
  • Permanent​ resident visa or green card
  • Provincial health card (if a photo is included)


Acceptable forms of secondary ID include:

  • Province or state health card
  • Social insurance number card (Canada)
  • Social security card (US)
  • Study permit (must be original and non-expired)
  • ​​Bring as few personal belongings as possible. ​


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