​​​​​​​​​​​​Fees & Policies — Maritime Canada 

The total fee for the NCAS assessment is payable in one installment. Should you wish to extend, reschedule, or cancel your assessment within the allowable timeframe, additional administrative fees will apply. 

Assessment Fees

Role CBA Fee (CAD) SLA Fee (CAD) Total Fee (CAD)
Dual-track RN/LPN

All fees will have HST (15%) applied upon invoicing.​


Administrative Fees & Policies

Rescheduling CBA

You can reschedule your CBA up to 48 hours prior, by visiting prometric.com.

CAD $44​, applied by Prometric

To reschedule your CBA less than 48 hours prior, contact NCAS directly.CAD $225

Non-Attendance CBA

Should you miss your scheduled CBA, you will forfeit the assessment fee. To reschedule, contact NCAS directly.CAD $500

Rescheduling SLA


You can reschedule your SLA up to 60 days prior, one-time only.

The SLA has limited daily capacity. Once scheduled, a spot has been reserved for you.  If you need to reschedule your SLA, contact us immediately.

CAD $250, applied if more than one reschedule has been required​
We cannot reschedule an SLA assessment with 60 or fewer days notice. Illness-related rescheduling requests need to be accompanied by a doctor's note.Full cost of applicable SLA, applied if rescheduled

Non-Attendance SLA

Should you miss your scheduled SLA, you will forfeit the assessment fee. To reschedule, contact NCAS directly.Full cost of applicable SLA, applied if rescheduled

SLA Reconsideration Fee


NCAS checks assessment scores carefully before we release your Performance Report. If you think your Performance Report does not reflect how you performed during the assessment, you can request a reconsideration of your SLA results. We do not allow reconsideration of the CBA results. If you encountered an incident while taking the CBA that requires review, you must contact us within three business days of your CBA to resolve.

Once you request a reconsideration of your SLA, assessors who did not score your original assessment view the recorded videos of your SLA scenarios to confirm that we scored all the skills you demonstrated. We then issue you a new Performance Report that combines your original CBA scores and your final SLA scores. You can request only one reconsideration; all reconsideration results are final.

You must request a reconsideration within 15 days of receiving your Performance Report. We cannot conduct reconsiderations after this 15-day period has passed. Typically, it takes NCAS 21 days to complete a reconsideration from the requested date.

To request a reconsideration, complete this form.

CAD $350 , this fee covers the administrative and assessor time involved in your reconsideration

Withdrawal and Refunds


If you need to withdraw from the NCAS assessment, we can refund your assessment fees only up 60 days prior to your scheduled assessment. All refunds are subject to a CAD $50 administrative fee.

We cannot offer refunds for withdrawals that occur 30 or fewer days prior to your scheduled assessment.  

CAD $50
Assessment Timeline & Extensions​

All NCAS assessments must be completed within one y ear from the date that NCAS processes the initial referral, to the date that the final assessment component is completed. It is important to note that the CBA and SLA(s) must be completed within six months of each other. If six months is exceeded, the CBA will need to be retaken at full cost. This is because the NCAS assessment evaluates competencies and knowledge at a specific point in time: the more time that elapses, the less valid the results. There are no extensions to this six-month period between the assessment components.

However, if you would like an extension to your initial referral – and you have not yet completed either your CBA or SLA - please contact NCAS directly to request an extension; we may approve an extension of up to six months. 


NCAS does NOT allow applicants to re-take the SLA or the CBA, except in exceptional circumstances where a candidate has been re-referred by the referring organization. If exceptional circumstances apply, please contact your referring organization.

Testing Accommodations

A testing accommodation is a modification made to the assessment to observe a spiritual or religious observance, or to support candidates with medical, physical, psychological, or learning conditions.

Should you require an accommodation to complete your assessment, please contact us so we can help. You may need to provide a doctor's note. All accommodations must be pre-approved prior to your assessment date.

NCAS Cancellations

Like all of us, Prometric and NCAS are monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 and following regional health ordinances closely. Should either Prometric or NCAS be required to close or reduce capacity at our Assessment Centre at any time, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Please note that NCAS will not be responsible for any Assessment Taker travel expenses in the event of an Prometric Testing Centre or NCAS Assessment Centre closure.