Examination Information amid COVID-19
CPAC shares your concerns about the growing spread of COVID-19. This rapidly changing situation has created several challenges to administering code qualification examinations to ensure members are able to obtain any necessary Canadian code credentials for employment in the Oil and Gas pipeline sector.
Following the release of CPAC policy guidance on March 25th, new Provincial requirements were issued on March 27, 2020 further restricting the number of persons that can gather while maintaining appropriate distancing. CPAC instituted a policy to limit all public examination sessions to 9 persons with a minimum 3m (12’) spacing between writers. The policy also required that hard copy reference materials provided for examinations are not be reused for a minimum period of 5 days.
Effective April 14, 2020 the examination policy will now permit a maximum of 8 writers per room with a minimum personal area of 4.9 sq. metres (50 sq. feet). All public style examinations are suspended to September 1, 2019. Private room examinations may be available for some locations at a fee. All current registrants will be contacted by April 30, 2020 to schedule examination time and locations. New registrants will be contacted by their assigned examiner within 5 days of registration for scheduling of their examination.
Our contractors will continue to monitor and evaluate this fluid situation and provide updates on rescheduled public style examinations as they become available.
Please be assured that all reasonable measures are being implemented to assure the health and safety of those individuals writing code qualification examinations.