Listening CLB 9 Now Accepted by All Nursing Regulatory Authorities
18 November 2022
The Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative (CNRC) conducted a review of the language proficiency requirements originally established in 2011 to ensure alignment with the language demands required for safe, ethical, and effective nursing practice at the entry-level. A Steering Committee consisting of subject matter experts from regulatory authorities across Canada conducted research and provided recommendations to the CNRC. Based on the research, CNRC approved the updated cut scores for CELBAN:
- Listening: CLB 9 (previously CLB 10)
- Reading: CLB 8 (no change)
- Writing: CLB 7 (no change)
- Speaking: CLB 8 (no change)
Effective immediately, these are the language proficiency requirements approved by all nursing regulatory authorities across Canada. Each regulator will put in place the necessary policies for implementation within their jurisdiction.
26 October 2022
NNAS Policy Change
Effective October 14, 2022, National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) will no longer collect language proficiency test scores as part of NNAS's process. Instead, all applicants will submit proof of language proficiency directly to regulatory bodies as part of the regulator's review process.
Examinees who have chosen to have their Official Test Results sent to NNAS will be contacted to select another college or institution to have their results sent to.
Applicants with questions about their application to NNAS should contact Applicant Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-855-977-1898, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET.
For additional information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions on the NNAS website at www.nnas.ca in the News and Events section, linked here
5 July 2022
Test Centre Procedures and Reminders
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Test Centre Vaccine Requirements
Please note that due to local and regional mandates, a select number of Prometric Test Centers will require examinees to present proof of vaccination in order to test. Anyone testing in these centers will be required to present the appropriate documentation as required by Prometric and your local mandates.