College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
What to expect
Simulated lab assessment
How to prepare
Scheduling & cancelling
Fees & results
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs — About assessments
What is NCAS?
What is the CBA?
What is the SLA?
What is the OA?
When will assessments take place?
Who is eligible to take an assessment?
Why do I have to go through the NCAS process?
People educated in Canada don’t have to complete an NCAS Assessment. Why do I?
How do I apply or register for an NCAS assessment?
Where do I take the assessments?
Can I take the assessment outside of Canada or B.C.?
What should I bring to the assessment?
How long does each assessment take?
How were the competencies established?
How do I study or prepare for the assessment?
How much time do I have to complete the NCAS assessments?
I need an accommodation. What do I do?
What is a dual-role assessment?
What is the benefit of applying for a two assessments at once?
How do I apply for the dual-roleassessment?
Can an HCA apply for a dual-role assessment?
Can an LPN apply for a dual-role assessment?
FAQs — Scheduling & cancelling»
How do I schedule an assessment?
Can I reschedule the CBA?
Can I reschedule the SLA?
Do I need to take the CBA before I take the SLA? Which assessment should I take first?
Can I re-take either the CBA or the SLA?
FAQs — Fees, policies & results»
How much does it cost?
Can I get a refund?
How are the assessments scored or marked?
How do I get my results?
Why can’t I see my CBA or SLA report right after finishing each assessment?
What happens after I complete my assessments?