In September 2020, CSHBC approved the current audiology and speech-language pathology Praxis Exams , administered by Education Testing Service (ETS) as examinations required for entry-to-practice. As of October 9, 2020, candidates were able to register for the Praxis Exams via an interim registration process. We are pleased to report that CSHBC is now fully integrated into the ETS system, and a new streamlined registration process is now available.
Candidates may now register for the Praxis Exam by following the instructions set out in the CSHBC Praxis Test Registration Guidance (December 28, 2020) (PDF) that ETS has prepared for CSHBC’s examination candidates. In addition to the instructions provided in this document, applicants and Conditional registrants should note the following:
Social security number
When creating your ETS-Praxis account, you will see a “Social Security Number” field. You can leave this field empty.
Options to take a Praxis exam at home or at a testing centre
During the registration process, you will be able to register for taking the Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology exam as a home exam, with live monitoring by an online proctor, or at a testing centre. See the Praxis at Home Testing page for information about the process and requirements for taking exams at home.
IMPORTANT: home testing is currently available in Canada and the US only. However, you may take the exam in person at many testing centres worldwide, including two in BC (Vancouver).
Sending previously obtained Praxis scores to CSHBC
If you passed the current Praxis Exam for audiology (examination codes 5353) or speech-language pathology (examination code 5331) prior to CSHBC’s approval of these exams in September 2020, and wish to use the results in your application, you can request that ETS send an “additional score report” to CSHBC at a cost of $50 (US). For information, see:
- Requesting Additional Score Reports (PDF) (ETS guidance, including screenshots, prepared for CSHBC applicants.)
- Sending Your Praxis Scores
ETS offers preparation materials for each exam such as a study companion, study plan, interactive practice test (for purchase), and other materials.
- See the Audiology (5343) Preparation Materials page
- See the Speech-Language Pathology (5331) Preparation Materials page
Applicants and Conditional Registrants should review the CSHBC Entry-to-Practice Examination Requirements policy (PDF) for further information about meeting this registration requirement.
In addition, CSHBC’s Entry-to-Practice Examination Approval policy (PDF) sets out the College’s prescribed process for reviewing and approving examinations.