Certification Examination Policy

The CVRP, ICVE/CCVE and RTWDM online Certification Examinations are skill-based with scenario-type questions in a multiple choice online format with virtual proctoring. These questions are based on the Core Competencies and Domains of Learning.


The certification passing grade is set at 70%. Examination content is standardized according the CVRP core competencies with a reliability co-efficient goal of over .80.


The College adheres to a zero-tolerance policy for cheating on any College online examination. Examination rules will be emailed to the applicant previous to examination sitting by the online proctor. Upon completion of an online examination sitting, if the assigned proctoring platform determines that an applicant is suspected of cheating, the applicant will not be accepted to apply to the College to write any credential examinations for a period of 5 years. There is an appeal process if the applicant so chooses. The appeal will be reviewed by the Registrar and Registration Committee, as per the College Appeals Process. Should the applicant choose to make reapply, 3 formal reference letters will be required from non-related professionals who know the quality of the applicant’s work and are prepared to attest to the applicant’s professional and ethical behavior/character.


Postponement or Deferral of Competency Examination Date

A new Applicant can request postponement or deferral of their online examination date if unforeseen circumstances occur.


A Request for Deferment Application must be completed, submitted with the appropriate documentation and fee. The Request for Deferment Application must be received no less than 10 days prior to the established certification online examination date. In the case of an emergency, the Applicant is responsible to email info@cvrp.ca. Only one request for online examination deferral is accepted per new application. If an Applicant fails to notify the College of their inability to sit the online examination they will be required to submit the “no-show” fee.


Applicants who have either been denied the opportunity to write the certification examination or who have been denied a request for postponement or deferral of the examination date may refer to the College Appeals Policy for further information.


Failure to Pass the Examination

If an Applicant does not successfully pass the certification examination with a 70% grade, an applicant may re-apply to sit the certification examination, following the process as outlined above. Submission of applicable fees is required.


An Applicant may have a total of 4 attempts (including first sitting) to successfully pass the certification examination. A fee is charged each time an Applicant sits the examination. After 2 failed examination attempts further education may be recommended.


Development of the CVRP Examinations

The examination criteria are validated on an ongoing basis and reviewed by the CVRP Examination Committee, as established by the By-laws and Rules of the College.


The Examination Committee, established as a standing committee of the College meets on an annual basis to review the examination process and continue to build an ongoing bank of examination questions. The committee’s goal is to develop 200 new questions per annual review and update the existing questions as required. The expected end result is to have an operational bank of 2,000 validated questions. Examinations will be re-drawn from the bank to avoid duplication. In the event of re-examination, this will minimize the inherent learning effect on results.


The College gratefully acknowledges the volunteer time, skill and knowledge given by each committee member since its inception. Special thanks go to Dr. Garry Corbett, who has provided his expert leadership and unending hours to the development of the College examination process and the stability of the annual examination review. His professionalism and sharing of expertise has been invaluable to the College.