About Exams

What do I need to write an exam?

  1. A CIPR number is required to register for an exam. New applicants may obtain one here.
  2. Register online for the exam sitting of your choice. See here for a complete listing of times and locations. Only payment by Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Applicants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the examination start time to allow for check-in and to avoid forfeiting your exam fee. Once the exam has started late arrivals will not be admitted into the exam room and are considered to have forfeited their exam fee.

Examinations are held in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, and Grande Prairie. Complete details are available here.

Applicants from out of province wishing to write an examination in another province for Alberta must make examination arrangements by contacting us by email.

  • Washroom breaks are not allowed during the course of any examination written in Alberta.
  • If you have medical or other conditions which require special consideration, please inform us by email prior to registration. NO Exceptions to this requirement will be made at normal examination sittings.
  • Cellular telephone, PDA’s and other electronic devices are not allowed in the examination room.
  • Examination attempts are restricted to 3. After the third unsuccessful attempt a six month waiting period is imposed. This waiting period is then imposed after each additional attempt.

Examinations are scored using an optical reader. Results for exams written in Calgary and Edmonton are available online within two days of the examination.

LLQP Exam Pilot Questions

5 pilot questions have been added to every existing LLQP exam format and are to be answered within the 75-minute time frame. Pilot questions are excluded from candidates’ final score. In order to ensure the pilot questions are answered earnestly and valid data can be gathered, candidates will not be informed of the position of said questions. More information regarding the pilot testing can be found here.

Examination Fees

Examination fees are applicable to each examination registration.
Failure to attend at a scheduled examination will result in the forfeiture of the exam fee.