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CAPR celebrates success of first remotely proctored Written Component exam

This past Saturday, August 29, marked the first time CAPR has offered a dual modality PCE Written Component, with the exam being offered in test centres across Canada and online through remote proctoring. CAPR implemented the remote proctoring exam delivery method to increase candidate access to the Written Component exam during COVID-19. Remote proctoring is an exam delivery method that allows candidates to take the Written Component of the PCE in a convenient location of their choice (e.g., at home). Approximately 300 candidates participated in Saturday’s exam, with roughly 50 percent of candidates writing in test centres and 50 percent writing the exam online through remote proctoring.

We are pleased to share that the administration was a logistical success. In fact, Prometric, CAPR’s exam delivery partner, has reported that the exam was their most successful remote proctoring administration to date, with only approximately 4 percent of candidates experiencing technical difficulties. CAPR has communicated with candidates who experienced technical issues on exam day—either online or in a test centre—and is working with each of them to reschedule their exam at their earliest convenience.

CAPR shares the success of this exam administration with PCE candidates, who have remained patient and adaptable through these challenging times. Our team continues to focus on finding innovative ways to deliver the Physiotherapy Competency Exam under unprecedented conditions.

For candidates registered for future 2020 Written Component administrations, who are still considering the remote proctoring modality, please visit our new Remote Proctoring of the Written Component page, where you can review all our new preparatory resources.