NCAS provides a three-part competency assessment for internationally-educated health practitioners (IEPs) — including health care assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and psychiatric nurses — who hope to practice in British Columbia. We also assess health care professionals returning to practice, and health care assistants trained in other jurisdictions.
NCAS was born of the collaborative efforts of the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry, the BC College of Nursing Professionals, as well as the Government of BC's Ministry of Health. BCCNP is currently acting as the operator of NCAS.
The Ministry of Health provided foundational support during the pilot phase of NCAS, and continues to fund NCAS as it transitions towards full operations and sustainability.
In light of the rapidly escalating concerns surrounding COVID-19, NCAS has made the difficult and unprecedented decision to cancel all assessments, effective immediately. ALL assessments in April and May have been cancelled.
This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and upon the advice of public health officials, in order to protect the health and safety of our Assessment Takers and Staff.
Assessment Takers will receive communications from our office in the coming weeks, concerning scheduling/rescheduling of your Simulation Lab and Oral Assessment (SLA/OA). No rescheduling/cancellation fees will be applied.
We recognize the disruptive nature of this decision, particularly at such short notice, and we apologize for the inconvenience.Please check our website periodically for important updates.
If you have paid for the CBA or SLA/OA, and have NOT completed the assessment, you might be eligible for a refund.
To apply for a refund, please complete this form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The processing time for refund requests is approximately 5 to 7 business days. You will receive an email notification from our office once the refund has been processed. Please note that you will be required to pay the full assessment fee upon rescheduling.
Jun. 27, 2018To help you prepare for the assessment, NCAS has created two orientation videos. We urge you to watch them! We developed the videos to give you a better understanding of what you can expect when you go to complete the simulation lab and oral assessment (SLA/OA).Click here to watch the videos.
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