The CNPE examination is offered in Edmonton and in Calgary. It is a computerized examination comprised of 170 - 190 multiple choice questions. The questions are either stand alone or based on a case presentation. The exam is written over a single four hour session.
MAY 6, 2020 CNPE ADMINISTRATION AFFECTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As a result of the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the May 6, 2020, writing of the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (CNPE) has been cancelled. At this time, we expect that the October 14th date will continue as planned. Anticipating an increase in the number of candidates writing the October 14th CNPE, Canadian nursing regulatory bodies are working with the examination provider to be prepared.
Candidates who applied for the May 6th examination will receive communication from CARNA on the process to write on October 14, 2020.
We thank all nurses for their professional dedication during this challenging time.
Candidates may withdraw from the exam in advance, up to and including the scheduled date of the exam, before the exam begins. Withdrawing from the exam is not considered an exam sitting.
Failure to appear for the exam without notifying CARNA that you are withdrawing may result in the loss of your complete exam fee.