CPAC shares your concerns about COVID-19. This rapidly changing situation has created several challenges to administering code qualification examinations to ensure members are able to obtain any necessary Canadian code credentials for employment in the Oil and Gas pipeline sector.
Following the release of CPAC policy guidance on March 25th, new Provincial requirements were issued on March 27, 2020 further restricting the number of persons that can gather while maintaining appropriate distancing. CPAC instituted a policy to limit all public examination sessions to 9 persons with a minimum 3m (12’) spacing between writers. The policy also required that hard copy reference materials provided for examinations are not to be reused for a minimum period of 5 days.
Effective July 15, 2020, the examination policy will now permit a maximum of 14 writers per room, by appointment, with a minimum personal area of 4.9 sq. metres (50 sq. feet). All public style examinations are suspended to January 1, 2021. Private examinations may be available for some locations at a fee. Registrants will be contacted by their assigned examiner within 5 days of registration for scheduling of their examination.
Level 1 & 2 examinations can be written remotely (online) or in person. Level 3 & 4 examinations require in person supervision to maintain the integrity of credentials used for assignment of work requiring little or no supervision.
Our contractors will continue to monitor and evaluate this fluid situation and provide updates on rescheduled public style examinations as they become available.
Please be assured that all reasonable measures are being implemented to assure the health and safety of those individuals writing code qualification examinations.
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Necessary Resources to Meet Competency Management Requirements