March 15th, 2020
Dear CSCT April 2020 Exam Candidate,
The following is a statement from the CSCT’s exam delivery company, Yardstick, regarding the recent outbreak of COVID-19: “We have made the difficult decision to close our test center network for a period of 45 days beginning Monday, March 16th until Thursday, April 30th. Given the primary recommendation from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is social-distancing and in light of the imminent closure of several school systems, we believe this is the most socially responsible action. It is one way we can slow the spread of the virus and reduce the burden on our healthcare system so that medical resources are available to treat those that need them most.”
Given that the April sitting of the CSCT Certification Exam was to be held April 22nd through 24th, this sitting will be postponed to June 1st through June 3rd. These dates are tentative and the CSCT Exam Administration Team will be working closely with Yardstick to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments as necessary.
We ask that all candidates honour the current deadlines posted on CSCT’s website (https://www.csct.ca/exam-candidate-information-april-2020-certification-...) to ensure the exam administration runs smoothly.
If you wish to withdraw from this sitting of the exam without penalty, please do so before April 8th, 2020 by emailing email@example.com. Any withdrawals received after this date will be subject to a $300 administration fee.
The CSCT recognizes the importance of becoming a Registered Cardiology Technologist for employment and we appreciate your patience with this matter. We are trying our best to ensure the safety and well-being of all persons involved and hope that we can get the exam underway at the earliest convenience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.
Emily Coffey, RCT
CSCT Education Director
CSCT Education Director
APRIL 2020 EXAM REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Exam Candidate Information For April 2020 Certification Exam
Dear Exam Candidate:
Please read carefully before starting your registration:
First time certification: $600
Foreign trained applicants: $600 (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions prior to applying)
Registration opens: February 3rd, 2020
Registration deadline: February 28th, 2020
*Please note if you are requesting a special accommodation, you must provide a note from a physician supporting the need for this accommodation at the time you submit your application. There may be an additional fee for the special accommodation which you will be invoiced for prior to challenging the exam.
Supporting document deadline: March 17th by 5pm PST
Exam dates: April 22-24, 2020
EXAM APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Submit the online application by completing this form
2. Once your form is submitted, you will automatically be redirected to Paypal for payment.
3. If a special accommodation was requested, you must provide supporting documentation at the time of application. Supporting documents include a valid doctors note obtained within the last two years outlining what accommodations are required in English. This documentation must be emailed to email@example.com directly after making payment through Paypal. There may be an additional fee for the special accommodation which you will be invoiced for prior to challenging the exam.
4. You must now provide proof of graduation from a CSCT approved college by scanning a copy of your diploma and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17th by 5pm PST.
*If you will not have your diploma before the supporting document deadline, your school will provide the CSCT with a list of students eligible to write the exam.
Once your application, payment and documents have been received, you will receive an email from the CSCT confirming your eligibility to challenge the exam after the supporting document deadline.
Please access the practice exam by following this link:
You will create a username and password in order to login.
*Please note – this username and password is different and separate from the password you will use to access the certification exam.
In the first couple of weeks in April, please watch your email (including spam and junk folders). Yardstick (the exam delivery company) will be sending you a username and password, which will allow you to login to the Yardstick website. Please change the given password to something you will remember as you will need this on the day of the exam. You will receive a booking confirmation email from Yardstick with the exam date, time and location at the beginning of April as well.