Exam Dates


The 2020 Physician Assistant Entry to practice certification examination (PA Cert Exam) will take place in Toronto, Winnipeg and Fredericton on 15 October 2020.

The online registration for the 2020 PACCC PA Cert Exam will open on 8 June 2020 and will close on 2 October 2020. No registrations will be accepted after this date.

15 October 2020

Exact locations will be provided with PACCC PA Cert Exam registration confirmation emails

If there are any changes for any of the above locations candidates will be contacted by email or telephone.

The PA Cert Exam is 4 hours in duration and consists of 250 multiple choice questions.

We recommend you arrive at the certification examination location 1.5 to 2 hours prior to the stated start time. If you are late, you will not be permitted into the test room and will be considered a “NO SHOW”.

It is important that you bring a copy of your registration confirmation email to the certification examination location. You must also bring government issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport. Please ensure the name on the identification is the same as the name that appears on the registration form.

Items such as books, reading materials, calculators, notebooks/laptops, electronic devices including but not limited to: cellular phones, pagers, Blackberries, iPods, iPhones, PDAs, mobile or wireless devices, digital recorders, as well as medicine, food or drinks are not allowed at the candidate’s assigned table in the test room. No exceptions will be made. Any of the items listed above must be stored in the designated areas. Disallowed items left outside of the designated area will not be monitored and neither PACCC nor the facility personnel are responsible for those items.

Personal items such as bags including but not limited to purses, briefcases, backpacks, etc. as well as identification, cash, and travel documents are allowed in the test room as long as they are placed under the candidate’s assigned table in the test room or in a designated area and not accessed during the certification examination. Items allowed at the candidate’s assigned table are pencils, erasers and bottled water.

Special accommodation candidates may have items such as medication, food, drinks, chairs, etc., but must provide a copy of their approved special accommodation form. As a reminder, ALL Special Accommodation requests and supporting documents MUST be included with the PACCC PA Cert Exam registration. Requests for special accommodations received after registration will NOT be accepted. See the Special Accommodation Policy including request form on the CAPA website at www.capa-acam.ca under the PACCC logo.