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Applying to the College - COVID-19 Update

Applicants can submit licence applications for review during the current state of emergency. College staff will review your application and respond to inquiries in accordance with our service standards. The College is dedicated to supporting you in your pursuit towards licensure with the least amount of disruption as reasonably possible.


If you are unable to obtain documents required to support your application, you are encouraged to review the Difficulty obtaining required documents policy. 

CVO Jurisprudence Exam:

The CVO Jurisprudence Exam is available for eligible licensure applicants.  Details about the exam can be found on the Jurisprudence Exam Information page. 

National Board Examinations:

To find current information about the status of the BCSE, NAVLE, PSA and CPE please visit the following websites: 

Registration Committee:

The Registration Committee strives to maintain standards of entry-level competence that ensures both public protection and equitable access to the profession.

The Registration Committee can exempt an applicant from any licensure requirement.

A Restricted licence may be requested by an applicant when an applicant does not meet the requirements for a General licence. The College’s Registration Committee can consider applications for a Restricted Licence limited to a specific scope, species or employer from those applicants who request an exemption from the requirement to pass the National Examination Board examination(s). The application will be assessed on its merits, while ensuring the College fulfills its public protection mandate. Eligible applicants may be granted a Restricted Licence by the College’s Registration Committee. 

Further information about Registration Committee reviews can be found here.

Jurisprudence Exam

The College's jurisprudence exam requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant Ontario legislation and regulations, as well as College standards and guidelines.

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