​​​​​​​Scheduling CBA and SLA-OA – British Columbia

How do I schedule my NCAS assessment?​​

To schedule an NCAS assessment, we must have received and processed your referral from a relevant regulatory college or registry.

Computer-based Assessment: The CBA is administered by Prometric at their testing centres across Canada and around the world. Once you have paid the CBA assessment fee, you will be sent a link to Prometric's online scheduling tool and can self-schedule, choosing from a range of dates and testing centre locations nearest you.​

Simulation Lab & Oral Assessment:  SLA-OA assessments in British Columbia take place at the NCAS Assessment Centre, located within the Nursing Simulation Centre at Langara College in Vancouver, BC.

To schedule your SLA-OA, you must pay the SLA-OA assessment fee first. Once fees are received, you will be contacted by NCAS directly to book your SLA-OA date.

It is recommended that you do not make any travel arrangements until you have scheduled your CBA and/or SLA-OA assessments.

When can I take my SLA-OA?

SLA-OA assessments are offered on Saturdays only. The calendar for available SLA-OA dates is typically released about 2-4 months at a time. This allows NCAS to build a schedule that best meets Assessment Taker need.

Our current schedule is as follows:

​​HCA SLA-OA​​
LPN SLA-OA 
RN SLA-OA
RPN SLA-OA

  • July 24, 2021
  • Aug 14, 2021
  • Aug 21, 2021
  • ​​​Oct 2, 2021
  • Oct 3, 2021
  • Oct 16, 2021

  • Aug 7​, 2021

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  • Aug 7, 2021
  • Sept 18, 2021
  • Oct 23, 2021​
  • ​Contact us for scheduling

     
I need to reschedule my CBA

You may reschedule your CBA up to 48 hours in advance of your scheduled session by visiting prometric.com and paying the applicable administrative fee. 

If you wish to cancel or reschedule your CBA within 48 hours of your scheduled assessment date, please contact info@ncasbc.ca. Fees apply.  

No-showing for your CBA will result in a full forfeiture of your fees. Please review the Fees & Policies page for further detail.

I need to reschedule my SLA-OA

The NCAS SLA-OA has limited daily capacity, and once scheduled, an SLA-OA spot has been reserved for you. Short notice rescheduling or cancellation may deprive another candidate of the opportunity to take the exam, and historically NCAS has had significant financial penalties in place to discourage this. However, in the context of COVID-19, NCAS is prioritizing Assessment Taker and Staff health and safety, and many of these fees have been relaxed.

At this time, we are allowing rescheduling up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled SLA-OA, though we appreciate as much notice as possible so we can attempt to schedule another Assessment Taker in your place. Please note that it may take 2-4 months to reschedule your SLA-OA. 

No-showing for your SLA-OA will result in a full forfeiture of your fees. Please review the Fees & Policies page for further detail.

Do I need to take the CBA before I take the SLA-OA? Which assessment should I take first?Both the CBA and SLA-OA are mandatory components of your NCAS assessment. We strongly recommend that you take the CBA before taking the SLA-OA. Preparing for the CBA will help you be better prepared for the SLA-OA.
What will happen to my CBA and/or SLA-OA session if there are COVID-19 closures?

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, all Assessment Takers will be notified as soon as possible. CBA assessments will be rescheduled by Prometric within a few days, according to test centre availability. SLA-OA assessments will require placement on a prioritized waitlist for when we are able to resume SLA-OA assessments.

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.

Can I re-take either the CBA or the SLA-OA? NCAS does NOT allow applicants to re-take the SLA-OA or the CBA, except in exceptional circumstances where a candidate has been re-referred by the regulator or registry. If exceptional circumstances apply, please contact the regulator or registry that referred you. New assessment fees may apply.
How can I contact NCAS to schedule, cancel or reschedule?

NCAS is a small team, with limited capacity to respond to the numerous inquires we receive – though we certainly do our best to reply in a timely manner!

Please review the information on this page and in our FA​Q prior to contacting us. If it has not answered your questions, we'd be happy to help.

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