CSEP

CSEP Certification Practical Skill Review and Exams 

Until further notice, all in-person practical exams have been cancelled/postponed. If you have any questions about this, please contact memberships@csep.ca.

 To become CSEP certified, approved CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP candidates must successfully challenge a Theory Exam and Practical Exam. Practical Skill Review sessions offer candidates an opportunity to prepare to challenge the exams. 

To register for a skills review or challenge the exams you must apply and receive confirmation that you are an approved candidate. Haven't applied yet? Learn more and apply to become a CSEP-CPT or a CSEP-CEP.  

IMPORTANT: Only the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) provides access to its approved study and examination preparation materials. CSEP does not have an agreement with any third party to provide practice exams or study material, for example on the website Exam Prep Hero. Valid and appropriate exam preparation materials can be found on the CSEP website and via the CSEP candidate password-protected area on csep.ca.

Theory Exams 

The CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP Theory Exams are hosted by Pearson VUE. Approved candidates can take the computer-based exam at one of Pearson VUEs100 test centre locations throughout Canada or through Pearson VUE’s secure online proctoring platform.

Approved candidates will receive email communication with instructions and a link to book their exams.

To schedule a Theory Exam you need to:

  • Apply to be a CSEP-CPT or CSEP-CEP candidate 
  • Purchase a Theory Exam attempt by following the directions in your application approval email
  • Special Exam Accommodations: Prior to scheduling your exam, candidates with diagnosed disabilities requiring special accommodations can contact memberships@csep.ca for more information. 
  • CSEP-CPT Candidates: You need to own the CSEP-PATH® Resource Manual and use the unique registration code from the manual when purchasing your exam attempt. 
Theory Exam Sitting Fees

To successfully complete the Theory Exam candidates need to attain 70% or higher.  

CSEP-CPT Theory Exam CSEP-CEP Theory Exam

Application Fee: $50 + tax

(NEW) Application Fee + Theory Exam: $205 + tax 

First exam sitting: $165 + tax

Application Fee: $55 + tax

(NEW) Application Fee + Theory Exam:  $250 + tax

First exam sitting: $205 + tax 

Second (and subsequent) exam sitting: $110 + tax  Second (and subsequent) exam sitting: $150 + tax    

 

Upcoming Practical Skill Review and Practical Exams

Until further notice, all in-person practical exams have been cancelled/postponed. If you have any questions about this, please contact memberships@csep.ca.

You need to apply and be an approved candidate to register for a Practical Exam or Practical Skill Review session. As an approved candidate, you will receive the Candidate Newsletter featuring tips and upcoming certification event information. 

Practical exams are run in various cities across Canada by CSEP Instructor-Examiners (IE) and scheduled in part based on candidate demand. Depending on your location, you may need to travel to complete the Practical Exam. While practical skill review sessions are not a required step to becoming certified some practical exam events include a Skill Review session in their price. 

 

CSEP-CPT Candidate Events

Please note that all Practical Exams purchased in January, February and early March 2020 must be booked and completed by March 31st, 2020. 
New Certification Events will be set up starting April 1st, 2020.

Alberta  

(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019/2020, Edmonton
University of Alberta
Exam Cost: $150 + tax
Contact: Alex Game

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019/2020, Calgary
Mount Royal University
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Heather Whelan 

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019/2020, Calgary 
Mount Royal University
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Jessica Power Cyr 

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019/2020, Calgary 
University of Calgary
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Hannah Connon

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019/2020, Edmonton 
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Exam Cost for NAIT Students: $50 + tax (Contact your instructor for special code)
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Kate Andrews, Ken Riess, Randy Dreger or Craig Wourms

 

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British Columbia 

(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019/2020, Comox
Comox Physiotherapy Clinic
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Kelly Mackenzie

 

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(Postponed) CPT Practical Exam, April 7, 2020, Victoria
Camosun INTERURBAN Campus
Exam Cost: $145 + tax (in-curriculum - Students should request promo code from Instructor prior to purchase) and $235 + tax (out-of-curriculum)
Registration Deadline: March 27, 2020
Contact: Kristal Anderson and Thalia Moore


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(Postponed) CPT Practical Exam, April 23 and April 24, 2020, Victoria
UVIC
Exam Cost: $140 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2020
Contact: Kirstin Lane

 

 

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(Postponed) CPT Practical Skills Review and Practical Exam Session, June 13th to June 15th, 2020, North Vancouver (Capilano University)
Capilano University
Exam Cost: $580 + tax (Practical Skills Review and Practical Exam) and $250 + tax (out-of-curriculum Practical Exam Only)
Registration Deadline: May 29th, 2020
Contact: Donna Perry

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review Session and Practical Exam - April 25 to April 30, 2020 - Prince George, BC - Tracie Albisser
College of New Caledonia
Exam Cost: $324.40 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 24, 2020
Contact: Tracie Albisser

 

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Manitoba 
(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019/20, Winnipeg 
The Wellness Centre
Exam Cost: $300 + tax
Contact: Jennifer Onyskie

 

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New Brunswick  
(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, Fredericton
University of New Brunswick
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Danielle Bouchard


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Newfoundland 
(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, St. John's 
Memorial University
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Duane Button

 

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Nova Scotia

(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, Wolfville 
Acadia University
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Janna Wentzell

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, Antigonish
St. Francis Xavier University - Exercise Science Centre
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Jeff Vossen

 

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Ontario 
(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, Thunder Bay 
Canada Games Complex
Exam Cost: $250 + tax
Contact: Reija Karioja

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, London 
Western University
Exam Cost: $215 + tax
Contact: Michael Herbert

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, Sault Ste Marie - Please Note: Practical Exams will not be available from June 14 to August 25, 2019.  Exams will resume again on August 26, 2019 until March 31, 2020.
Sault College
Exam Cost: $150 + tax
Contact: Lisa Maidra

 

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(Postponed - Practical Exam Session) CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review Session (February 8 and February 9, 2020) and Practical Exam Session (March 21 and March 22, 2020), Thunder Bay
Lakehead University
Exam Costs: $150.15 + tax (Practical Skills Review Session only), $250.00 + tax (Practical Exam only) or $400.15 + tax (Practical Skills Review Session and Practical Exam)
Registration Deadline: January 24, 2020
Contact: Erin Sargent

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam Session, April 5 (Cancelled) and April 19, 2020, Barrie - Please note that the April 5th Practical Exam session is cancelled. Currently the April 19th, 2020 session is scheduled to take place.
Georgian College - Barrie Campus 
Exam Cost: $185 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2020
Contact: Maria Edwards

 

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(Postponed) (New Dates and Location) CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review Session and Practical Exam Sessions, April 25 and April 26, 2020, Toronto
Humber College

Exam Costs: $189.64 + tax (Practical Skills Review Session only), $240.00 + tax (Practical Exam Session only) or $429.64 + tax (Practical Skills Review Session and Practical Exam)
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2020
Contact: Joseph Gibbons

 

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review Session (April 17, 2020) and Practical Exam Sessions (April 20 to April 22, 2020), Belleville
Loyalist College
Exam Costs: $100 + tax (In-curriculum), $152.50 + tax (out-of-curriculum)
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2020
Contact: Alicia Mutton

 

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Prince Edward Island  
(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/20, Charlottetown 
Holland College Charlottetown Centre
Exam Cost: $100 + tax
Contact: Wyatt Inman

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019/2020, Charlottetown
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Travis Saunders

 

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Quebec 

There are currently no events scheduled in Quebec; check back again soon or choose another area.

 

 


 
Saskatchewan 

(Postponed) CSEP-CPT Ongoing 2019/2020, Saskatoon Exam 
University of Saskatchewan
Exam Cost: $150 + tax
Contact: Bart Arnold

 

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(Cancelled) CSEP-CPT Practical Skills Review Session and Practical Exam, April 25 and April 26, 2020, Regina
University of Regina
Exam Cost: $400 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2020
Contact: Patrick Neary or Darren Candow 

 

 

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Alberta 

(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019, Edmonton 
University of Alberta
Exam Cost: $675 +tax
Contact: Alex Game

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019, Calgary 
Canadian Sport Institute
Exam Cost: $475 +tax
Contact: Maura Hooper   Rosemary Neil

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019, Calgary
University of Calgary
Exam Cost: $475 + tax
Contact: Kathryn Wytsma-Fisher

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British Columbia

 

There are currently no events scheduled in British Columbia; check back again soon or choose another area.

 

 


 
Manitoba 
(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019, Winnipeg 
University of Manitoba, Frank Kennedy Centre
Exam Cost: $500 + tax
Contact: Kyle Turcotte

 

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New Brunswick
(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing 2019, Fredericton
University of New Brunswick
Exam Cost: $500 + tax
Contact: Danielle Bouchard

 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam Session (Single Session), April 14, 2020, Fredericton
University of New Brunswick
Exam Cost: $500 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2020
Contact: Danielle Bouchard 

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(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, May 7, 2020, Fredericton
University of New Brunswick
Exam Cost: $500 + tax
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020
Contact: Danielle Bouchard


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Newfoundland 
(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019, St. John's 
Memorial University
Exam Cost: $275 +tax
Contact: Duane Button

 

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Nova Scotia

(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019, Wolfville, NS 
Acadia University
Exam Cost: $350 + tax for Non-Acadia Students.  Acadia students please request a promo code from your Instructor to receive a discounted fee.
Contact: Jonathan Fowles

 

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Ontario  

(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam, Ongoing, 2019 Welland
Niagara College
Exam Cost: $400 + tax
Contact: Jennifer Roue

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(Postponed) CSEP-CEP Practical Exam Only, April 18, 2020, Welland
Niagara College
Exam Cost: $400 + tax (In-Curriculum) or $450 + tax (Out-of-Curriculum)
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2020
Contact: Jennifer Roue or Adam Upshaw

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Prince Edward Island  
There are currently no events scheduled in Prince Edward Island; check back again soon or choose another area.

 


 
Quebec 

There are currently no events scheduled in Quebec; check back again soon or choose another area. 

 



 
Saskatchewan 
(Cancelled) CSEP-CEP Practical Skills Review and Practical Exam Session, April 25 and April 26, 2020, Regina
University of Regina
Exam Cost: $700 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2020
Contact: Patrick Neary or Darren Candow

 

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More Information

 Can I get a refund on Practical Skills Reviews, Practical Exams, or Theory Exams that I register for?
There is a no refund policy for the application fee, Practical Skills Review Sessions, Practical Exams, and Theory Exams.

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