May 1, 2024

Important Notice – Exam Misconduct

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is investigating incidents of misconduct that took place in remotely proctored Written Component examinations of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE).

CAPR maintains strict security over PCE content before, during, and after the exam to eliminate unfair advantages among candidates.

CAPR will be implementing changes in July 2024 to further minimize the risk of misconduct, which will include an update to the Rules of Conduct and Examination Security and implementing a policy on breaks.

A reminder for candidates taking the May 13, 2024, Written Component:

  • You are expected to be aware of the legal, ethical, and professional implications of your participation in the PCE. You are expected to have read the Rules of Conduct and Examination Security, and to be familiar with these rules and the repercussions related to examination violations before taking your exam.
  • Engaging any other person to take the exam on your behalf is a serious offence that will result in significant sanctions.
  • Accessing reference materials during the exam, at any time, is prohibited. This is considered cheating.
  • CAPR reviews candidate responses following all breaks to identify potential suspicious activity patterns. Suspicious activity patterns may include changing responses to previously seen questions or entering responses to flagged questions after a break.
  • CAPR reviews candidate videos and screen recordings after the exam and will investigate suspicious behaviours.
  • If suspicious activity patterns and/or behaviours are detected, your results will not be released until a full investigation is completed.

If you need to take a break during the exam:

  • Do not change answers following a break. Review all questions you have answered and/or flagged for follow-up before taking a break. Changing answers following a break is considered suspicious activity.
  • If you need to take a break other than for the washroom, consider staying in view of the proctor rather than leaving the testing environment.

If you have any questions, please contact

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