Next Sitting of the
- Spring Examination
March 20, 2023
- Fall Examination
September 18, 2023
March 20, 2023
Registration for the Spring 2023 examination will open in January
The Spring 2023 sitting of the Professional Examination will take place remotely using online proctoring technology. No in-person locations will be hosted and candidates will not be required to find an invigilator. Candidates will sit the Examination in their own home or a location accessible to them using a laptop or computer. The technology requirements are listed on the certification portal.
The Professional Examination is a formal, multiple choice Examination that is offered twice in each year – once in the Spring and once in the Fall. The purposes of the Professional Examination are:
- To assist in assessing your suitability for admission to full (certified) membership in your Provincial/Territorial Institute or Association
- To evaluate your understanding, comprehension, interpretation and ability to apply the CIP Code of Professional Conduct,
- To assess your comprehension and understanding of broader issues of professionalism and related, relevant competencies for professional planners
You will need to apply to PSB to write the Professional Examination and can only do so if you have successfully completed all the other requirements.
If you are an OPPI Candidate (Provisional) Member, please register by Friday, March 3, 2023. An OPPI Candidate (Provisional) Member is a candidate who applied for certification prior to September 2012. Candidates who applied after 2012 should register on the PSB Candidate Portal. If you have a Candidate Portal profile, that is where your registration must be completed.
The Professional Education and Examination Committee is pleased to release the new 2021 Professional Examination Study Guide! The new Guide builds upon the 2020 version and adds supplementary information to help you prepare, based on feedback from Candidates and the virtual Examination format. Use the new Study Guide to supplement your preparations and your review of the previous Professional Examination Study Guide.
Kindly note that the format of the Examination has not changed since September 2020; the new content in the Guide on Emerging Issues is not a new section in the Examination, it is simply supplementary information on how to approach questions on emerging issues that may appear in any of the three existing sections of the Professional Examination.