​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Scheduling CBA and SLA – Maritime Canada​

How do I schedule my NCAS assessment?

To schedule an NCAS assessment, we must have received and processed your referral from a referring organization.

Computer-based Assessment: The CBA is administered by Prometric at their testing centres across Canada and around the world. Once you have paid the NCAS 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.  

RPN only: Registered Psychiatric Nurse candidates can complete their CBA virtually via remote proctoring with Prometric; you will see this option available when scheduling your CBA.

Simulation Lab Assessment:  SLA assessments in Maritime Canada take place at the NCAS Assessment Centre, located at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.​

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

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

When can I take my SLA?

SLA assessments are offered on weekends only, mostly Saturdays. The calendar for available SLA dates is typically released about 2-3 months at a time. This allows NCAS to build a schedule that best meets candidate need. ​

Our current schedule is as follows:

RN, LPN & Dual-Track RN-LPN SLA Dates​
  • ​September 17, 2022
  • October 22, 2022
  • November 27, 2022​
  • December 4, 2022


Do I need to take the CBA before I take the SLA? Which component should I take first?Both the CBA and SLA are mandatory components of your NCAS assessment. We recommend that you take the CBA before taking the SLA. Preparing for the CBA will help you be better prepared for the SLA(s).
How can I contact NCAS to cancel or reschedule?Please review our Fees & Policies page​ for details on rescheduling and cancellation. If you still have questions, we're happy to help.