​​​​​​What to e​xpect — Results 

How are NCAS assessments scored or marked?

NCAS does not utilize a pass/fail system. Instead, the NCAS Performance Report has been designed to indicate a candidate's competency strengths and gaps. NCAS measures behaviours and competencies against those that a Canadian-educated health practitioner is expected to demonstrate upon entry to practice in relevant provincial jurisdictions.

It is important to note that you will not receive a separate report for the CBA and SLA-OA. NCAS prepares a single Performance Report that blends the results of all three components of your professional assessment.

How do I get my results?NCAS delivers results only once in the process – when you have completed all three assessments. You will receive an email notification when your results have been compiled. The results will be available within 60 days of completing all three assessments. 
Why can't I see my CBA or SLA-OA report right after finishing each assessment?NCAS does not send a separate report after each assessment. This is because each component of the NCAS assessment measures a combination of unique competencies; only by looking at the results of all three assessment components can NCAS provide regulators with a true picture of an applicant's skills and competencies
How do I interpret my NCAS Performa​nce Report?

Please click here for detailed information on how to interpret your NCAS Performance Report.  

The following are sample performance report templates for each profession:

What happens after my assessments?The regulator or registry will receive a report of your results after you receive notice that your results are available. The regulator or registry will contact you directly as soon as they have made a registration decision. 

It is important to note that NCAS does not make registration decisions.
Can I request a reconsideration of my CBA or SLA-OA results? 

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-OA results. Please note that 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-OA, assessors who did not score your original assessment view the recorded videos of your SLA-OA 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-OA scores. You can request only one reconsideration; all reconsideration results are final.

A CAN $350 fee will apply. This fee covers the administrative costs and assessor time involved in your reconsideration.  

To request a reconsideration, please complete this form and submit it to info@ncasbc.ca (for British Columbian candidates) or info.maritimes@ncasbc.ca (for Maritime Canada candidates) 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.

How long is my performance report valid for?Referring organizations, as per institutional policy, will determine the validity period of NCAS performance reports.​​

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