CSEP Certification Workshops & Exams

Once you have received your letter confirming your status as a CSEP Approved Candidate, you are eligible take a CSEP workshop and challenge exams. 

Theory Exams  

The CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP Theory Exams are hosted by Pearson VUE in Computer-Based testing centres. Pearson VUE has more than 100 test centre locations throughout Canada where approved CSEP candidates are able to complete their exam on-demand and year round. 

To register for the CSEP-CPT theory exam you will need to own the CSEP-PATH manual which comes with a registration code that is required when paying for your exam.   

Special exam accommodations: Prior to scheduling your exam, candidates with diagnosed disabilities requiring special accommodations need to contact memberships@csep.ca with your request or for more information.

CSEP-CPT Theory Exam Sitting Fees
  • First exam sitting: $155 +tax
  • Second (and subsequent) exam sitting: $100 +tax 

CSEP-CEP Theory Exam Sitting Fees
  • First exam sitting: $200 +tax
  • Second (and subsequent) exam sitting: $150 +tax   

Upcoming Workshops and Practical Exams 

 To be notified of upcoming fall workshop and exam opportunities, make sure you have applied for approval - a monthly newsletter is sent out to all applicants with lists of upcoming exams.

To register for workshops candidates will need to use the registration code from your Letter of approval. If you are unsure what your registration code is contact memberships@csep.ca.   

CSEP-CEP Candidates

Alberta
British Columbia

Manitoba
Ontario
Saskatchewan

 


 

 New Brunswick 

CSEP-CPT Candidates 

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick 
Newfoundland
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec

Saskatchewan

 




 

CSEP-CEP Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016,  Edmonton, Alberta 

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CEP practical exam in Edmonton, Alberta. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After your payment had been received (a check for who has paid will be done once a week), your contact information will be given to the examiner who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timeline.

Location: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta 

Practical Exam Cost: $675 + tax 

Contact: Alex Game

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CSEP-CEP Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CEP practical exam in Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After your payment had been received (a check for who has paid will be done once a week), your contact information will be given to the CSEP Instructor Examiner (IE) who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timeline. 

Location: 
University of Manitoba
Faculty of Kinesiology
Winnipeg, MB

Exam Cost:
Exam Only: $500.00

Contact: Kyle Turcotte 

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, Calgary Alberta

Have you completed a CSEP-CPT workshop or in-curriculum course and now you need to take your CSEP-CPT practical exam to complete the certification process? Jessica can help. She is available during the week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 1-3pm (some Saturdays) to oversee your practical exam. No need to bring a subject. Subjects will be provided. Candidates must be approved CSEP-CPT applicants.

Location: Mount Royal College 

Cost: $250.00 

Contact: Jessica Power Cyr 

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, Edmonton, Alberta 

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CPT practical exam in Edmonton, Alberta. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After your payment had been received (a check for who has paid will be done once a week), your contact information will be given to the examiner who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timeline.

Location: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Practical Exam Cost: $140 + tax

Contact: Alex Game

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, Toronto, Ontario

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CPT practical exam in Toronto, Ontario. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After your payment had been received (a check for who has paid will be done once a week), your contact information will be given to the instructor examiner who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timeline. 

Location: Humber College

Practical Exam Cost: $225.00

Contact: Joseph Gibbons 

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CPT practical exam in Winnipeg, MB. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After your payment had been received (a check for who has paid will be done once a week), your contact information will be given to the examiner who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timeline.

Location: The Wellness Centre (1075 Leila Ave., Winnipeg, MB) 

Practical Exam Cost: $278.00 +tax

Contact: Jennifer Onyskie 

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

This CSEP-CPT exam opportunity is for approved CSEP-CPT candidates confident in the material required of them for the full CSEP-CPT practical exam. Candidates should have reviewed the CSEP-CPT Certification Guide and the CSEP-PATH manual to understand the full practical exam, as there is no workshop prior to this exam. Candidates can expect to hear from the Instructor 1-2 weeks after paying for the event as to what schedule will work for both candidate and examiner.

Location: 
University of Saskatchewan
Physical Activity Complex
87 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK

Cost:
Exam: $150.00

Contact: Bart Arnold 

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, Thunder Bay, Ontario

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CPT practical exam in Thunder Bay, Ontario. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After payment has been received (there is a weekly check for candidates) your contact information will be given to the instructor examiner who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timetable.

Location:
Canada Games Complex
420 Winnipeg Avenue
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 6B7

Cost:
$200.00 + tax

Contact:Reija Karioja 

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam - Ongoing 2016, London, Ontario - End Date Dec 17th 2016

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CPT practical exam in London, Ontario ending December 17th, 2017. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After payment has been received (there is a weekly check for candidates) your contact information will be given to the instructor examiner who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timetable. 

Location:
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON
N6A 3K7

Cost:
$200.00 + tax

Contact: Michael Herbert 

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam- Ongoing, 2016, - Halifax, Nova Scotia

There is an ongoing opportunity for approved candidates to schedule a CSEP-CPT practical exam in Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you are interested in scheduling an exam you will first need to pay using the link below. After payment has been received (there is a weekly check for candidates) your contact information will be given to the instructor examiner who will contact you about scheduling a practical exam date and time that works for both of you. We cannot guarantee that your exam will be able to be scheduled within a specific timetable.  

Location:
Kinesic Sport Lab
3661 Lady Hammond Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 2S2

Cost:
$250.00

Contact: Jeff Zahavich 

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CSEP-CPT Workshop and Practical Exam September 2016 - February 2017 Red Deer College Students ONLY

An introduction to the CSEP-CPT Scope of Practice and protocols of CSEP performance stands. Review of anatomy, physiology and movement mechanics and how each apply to the assessment and exercise prescription of an individual. Inclusion of all CSEP-CPT Core Competencies - pre-appraisal screening, assessment in anthropometry, musculoskeletal fitness, and aerobic fitness with scoring. Instruction in the evaluation and discussion of assessment results - using behaviour change models and motivational interviewing. Protocols in safety and emergency procedures will also be covered along with guidelines in professionalism and further certification. This event is open to current Red Deer College Students ONLY.


Registration Deadline: October 25th, 2016

Location:
Red Deer College
100 College Blvd
Room B801
Red Deer, AB
T4N 5H5

Workshop Date and Times:
September 16, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
September 23, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
September 30, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
October 7, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
October 14, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
October 21, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
October 28, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
November 4, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
November 18, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
November 25, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
December 2, 2016, 9:30am - 11:00am
January 6, 2017, 9:30am - 11:00am
January 13, 2017, 9:30am - 11:00am
January 20, 2017, 9:30am - 11:00am
January 27, 2017, 9:30am - 11:00am

Exam Date and Time:
February 10, 2017

Costs:
Workshop and Exam: $238.00
Exam Only: $100.00
*You will need to get a code from your Course Instructor in order to register. To receive this code you will need to show proof of CSEP application with your CSEP Letter of Approval.

Contact: Crystal Horne
Alternative Contact:
Janis Makofka

Minimum Candidates: 8, Maximum Candidates: 15

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CSEP-CPT Workshop and Exam - In-Curriculum for University of Calgary KNES 479, Jan 10-22, 2017, Calgary, Alberta

This is an in-curriculum workshop and exam for University of Calgary students in KNES 479. Students will need to have also been approved by CSEP to challenge the CSEP-CPT exams. There will be an evening review session and then a practical exam the following weekend. It is expected that students are familiar with the CSEP-CPT materials as found in the CSEP-PATH manual. Candidates will be required to provide the Instructor Examiner with a copy of their CSEP letter of approval to receive the specific key to register for this exam.

Registration Deadline: January 04, 2017

Location:
Canadian Sport Institute
Markin MacPhail Centre
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary, AB

Workshop Dates and Times:
January 10, 2017, 5:30pm-9:30pm

Exam Dates and Times:
January 21, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm
January 22, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm 

Costs:
Workshop and Exam: $275.00
You will need to provide the Instructor Examiner with your CSEP letter of approval to receive the specialized code required to sign up for this exam.

Contact: Maura Hooper

Contact in regards to application: Cassandra Smith

Minimum Candidates: 8, Maximum Candidates: 18

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CSEP-CEP Workshop and Exam, Feb 04/05, March 04/05, April 22/23, Out- Curr,Calgary, Alberta

The two weekend workshops (32 hours total instruction) as designed to help prepare candidates for the CSEP-CEP practical exam.
Workshop #1
This workshop will cover pre-screening, body composition, sub-maximal and maximal testing for an apparently healthy population
Workshop #2
The focus on this workshop will be exercise and clinical populations (cardiovascular disease, diabetes) EKG's, and will include a strength component (back health).

It is recommended that you take the CSEP online clinical exercise webinars before this workshop for background theory. The workshop will focus on practical skills and scenarios.

Required Resources:
1. CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist Certfication Guide (3rd Edition). Available November 1st, 2016.
2. Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (7th Edition) (Heyward 2014)
3. ACMS's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (GETP) (9th Edition)
4. ACMS's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities (3rd Edition)

You are also responsible for knowing the material covered in the CSEP-PATH Physical Activity Training for Health Manual if you are not a certified CSEP-CPT. Candidates who have not yet been approved to take the exams may take the workshop prior but must have an application submitted to CSEP. Please contact Cassandra Smith for further questions in this regards 

Workshop Registration Deadline: January 16th, 2017
Exam Registration Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Location:
Canadian Sport Institute - Calgary
Markin MacPhail Centre
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary, AB
T3B 5R5

Workshop Dates
February 04, 2017, 8:30am-5:00pm
February 05, 2017, 8:30am-5:00pm
March 04, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00pm
March 05, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00pm

Exam Dates
April 22, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm
April 23, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm

Costs:
Workshop:$950.00
Exam:$ 575.00

Contact: Maura Hooper and Rosie Neil - in regards to workshop and exams
Cassandra Smith - in regards to applications  

Minimum Candidates: 8, Maximum Candidates : 16

Workshop:

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CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, In/Out of Curriculum, January 05-06, 2017, Fredricton, New Brunswick

This will be an exam only opportunity with exam opportunities available both January 5th and 6th. Candidates should be familiar with the CSEP-CEP core competencies that will be tested on.

Registration Deadline: December 01,2016

Location:
UNB
2 Peter Kelly Drive, Faculty of Kinesiology, Office 206B
University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400
Fredricton, NB
E3B 5A3

Exam Dates and Times
January 05, 2016, 8:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 12:30-14:30,14:30-16:30
January 06, 2016, 8:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 12:30-14:30,14:30-16:30 

Costs:
Exam: $500.00

Contact: Danielle Bouchard 

Minimum Candidates: 3, Maximum Candidates: 10  

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CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review and Exam, Out of Curriculum, January 28-29th, 2016, Toronto, Ontario 

This workshop and exam is designed for approved candidates interested in obtaining their CSEP Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) certification. The 8 hour workshop is designed to review all of the components required from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. It will help prepare you to challenge for both the written and practical examinations. The workshop will combine theory and hands-on practical skills. If you feel your skills and knowledge are sufficient to pass both exams, you may register for just the Practical Exam. Participant's of the workshop will also be provided with a booklet of study materials that will help prepare them for the written and practical exam.

Registration Deadline: January 26th, 2017

Location:
Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto, ON
M9W 5L7

Workshop Date and Time:
January 28th, 2017, 9:30am-5:30pm

Exam Date and Times
January 29th, 2016, 2 hour time slots dependant on the number of candidates

Costs:
Workshop: $ 195.00
Exam: $225.00
Workshop and Exam: $420.00

Contact:Joseph Gibbons 

Minimum Candidates: 6, Maximum Candidates: 18

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CSEP-CEP Practical Skills Review and Exam, Out of Curriculum, March 25th-April 30th, 2017, Welland, Ontario

This CSEP-CEP practical skills in-depth review session will give the candidate an opportunity to learn and review key skills that will be critical to success in the CSEP-CEP practical exam. These will include, but not limited to: basic anthropometric measurements, VO2max assessment, ECG analysis, spirometry, musculoskeletal strength, and ROM assessment.

Registration Deadline: March 13th, 2017

Location:
Niagara College
100 Niagara College Blvd.
Welland, Ontario

Workshop Dates and Times:
March 25th, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm
March 26th, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm

Exam Date and Times:
April 30th, 2017. to be scheduled from 8:00am on

Costs:
Workshop : $ 581
Exam: $375.00
Workshop and Exam: $956.00

Contact: Adam Upshaw

Minimum Candidates: 5, Maximum Candidates : 15

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CSEP-CEP Practical Skills Review and Exam, Out of Curriculum, April 29/30th, 2017, Welland, Ontario

This CSEP-CEP practical skills review session will give the candidate an opportunity to learn and review key skills that will be critical to success in the CSEP-CEP practical exam. These will include, but not limited to: basic anthropometric measurements, VO2max assessment, ECG analysis, spirometry, musculoskeletal strength, and ROM assessment.Candidates should be familiar with these assessments and be looking to consolidate them to the CSEP-CEP standards for the practical exams.

Registration Deadline: April 15th, 2017

Location:
Niagara College
100 Niagara College Blvd.
Welland, Ontario

Workshop Dates and Times:
April 29th, 2017, 8:00am-5:00pm

Exam Date and Times:
April 30th, 2017 to be scheduled from 8:00am on

Costs:
Workshop : $ 330
Exam: $375.00
Workshop and Exam: $705.00

Contact: Adam Upshaw

Minimum Candidates: 5, Maximum Candidates : 15

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CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review and Exam, Out of Curriculum, January 07-28th, 2016, Calgary, Alberta

Candidates can expect to have a full practical review of Body Composition, Aerobic Assessment and Monitoring, Musculoskeletal Assessment and Resistance Training Instruction. Candidates can also expect to review the areas of counselling and exercise prescription. The Canadian Sport Institute has plenty of equipment allowing for hands on learning and practice. You will receive feedback from instructors to assist you with feeling confident with the skills required to become a CSEP-CPT. Please ensure you have your CSEP-PATH manual with you for each day of the course and have reviewed it in advance.
Tentative Schedule
Saturday: Assessment
Monday: Exercise Prescription and Monitoring
Thursday: Counselling and Practical Skills Review

Registration Deadline: December 23rd, 2016 Workshop and Exam
January 13th, 2017 - Exam Only 

Location:
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
Markin MacPhail Centre
151 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB
T3B 5R5

Workshop Dates and Times:
January 07, 2017, 8:30am-4:30pm
January 09, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm
January 12, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Exam Date and Times:
January 28th, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm in 2 hour slots

Costs:
Workshop:$ 275
Exam: $200
Workshop and Exam: $475

Contact: Erin Sargent 

Minimum Candidates: 8, Maximum Candidates: 16

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CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review and Exam, In-Curriculum, January 09-14, 2017, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON 

This practical skills review workshop and practical exam is open to McMaster students who have successfully completed Kinesiol 3L03 or 4MM3. The practical skills review workshop will allow candidates to brush up on the knowledge and skills required to pass the practical exam and cover any practical skills not done in class. Students will also have open lab time to practice skills and a CSEP-CPT instructor examiner will be available during this time of any help or questions.
There will be short review session on Jan 9th (time TBD) and the rest of the time is open lab time for practice. The lab will be available Monday, January 9th, from 11:30-4:00pm, Tuesday January 10th 10:30-5:00pm and Thursday January 12th from 9:30-4:00pm. Candidates can then sign up a for a practical exam time on Friday January 13th or Saturday January 14th (only if needed). As this is for McMaster students only, there is a specialized code that is available through course instructor with proof of CSEP approval.

Registration Deadline: January 04th, 2017

Location:
IWC A102K,McMaster University
1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1

Workshop Dates and Times:
January 09, 2017, 11:30am-4:00pm
January 10, 2017, 10:30am-5:00pm
January 12, 2017, 9:30am-4:00pm

Exam Dates and Times
January 13, 2017, 10:30am-1:30pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm
January 14, 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm(if required) 

Costs:
Exam Only: $225.00
Lab and Exam: $375.00

Contact:Krista Howarth 

Minimum Candidates: 10, Maximum Candidates: 16

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CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review and Exam - In Curriculum, Western University, January 20-22, 2017, London, Ontario

Students who have complete KIN3337 will have the opportunity to challenge the CSEP-CPT practical examination. There will be a practical skills review session prior to the exams. Some of the topics covered in the review session include:
Scope of Practice
PAR-Q+ (and interpretation of results)
Pre-Screening assessments (resting heart rate and blood pressure)
Body Composition Assessments
Aerobic Fitness Assessments
Musculoskeletal fitness assessments
Strength and Flexibility exercise demonstrations
Client Counselling

Registration Deadline: January 18th, 2017 

Location:
Western University
Room 2018 Thames Hall
1151 Richmond Street.
London,On, N6A 3K7

Workshop Dates and Times:
January 20th, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm
January 21st, 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm

Exam Dates and Times:
January 21st, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 3:00-5:00pm
January 22nd, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Costs:
Workshop and Exam: $262.00

Contact: Michael Herbert  

Minimum Candidates: 4, Maximum Candidates: 12

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CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review and Exam, February 03-05, Kelowna, British Columbia

This two day workshop (Friday , Saturday) and one-day exam (Sunday). Candidates will be receive a combination of lecture and practical experiences that will help them challenge the CSEP-CPT practical examination. This workshop is open to anyone who has been approved by CSEP to challenge the CSEP-CPT exams. 

Registration Deadline: January 27th, 2017

Location:
UBC Okanagan
Exercise Physiology Labs - CCS 251/252
1147 Research Rd. University of British Columbia Okanagan
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7

Workshop Dates and Times:
February 03, 2017, 12:00pm-8:00pm
February 04, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm

Exam Date and Time:
February 05, 2017, Exam times determined by number of candidates

Costs:
Workshop and Exam $530.00

Contact: Gareth Jones 

Minimum Candidates: 8, Maximum Candidates: 12

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CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, In-Curriculum, April 26-28, 2017, Welland, Ontario

This CSEP-CEP Practical Exam is for Niagara College students ONLY. The CSEP-CEP Practical Exam will follow the format of three (3) scenarios covering the 19 required CSEP-CEP practical skills. Candidates are required to bring all worksheets, tools (minus lab equipment), etc that they may want to have for their exam.

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2017

Location:
Niagara College
100 Niagara College Blvd.
Athletic Centre - A200B
Welland, Ontario

Exam Date and Times:
April 26th, 2017 3:00pm - 9:00pm
April 27th, 2017 8:00am - 8:00pm
April 28th, 2017 8:00am - 8:00pm

Costs:
Exam: $375.00

Contact: Jennifer Wilkins

Minimum Candidates: 10, Maximum Candidates : 22

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CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, In-Curriculum, May 2017, Welland, Ontario

This CSEP-CPT Practical Exam is for Niagara College students ONLY. Specific dates and times during the month of May will be scheduled directly with registered Niagara College Students. Students must get the registration code from their CSEP Instructor.

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2017

Location:
Niagara College
100 Niagara College Blvd.
Welland, Ontario

Exam Date and Times:
May 1-30, 2017
Specific dates and times during the month of May will be scheduled directly with registered Niagara College Students.

Costs:
Exam: $250.00

Contact: Carrie Schachtschneider or Michael Hart

Minimum Candidates: 1, Maximum Candidates : 40

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Stay tuned for more workshops. 


 

Should no workshop be offered in your area at this time, please contact memberships@csep.ca; exams and workshops are scheduled on an on-demand basis, and we will do our best to find you an event as soon as possible.