So you’re done studying – you’ve put in the time and you feel ready to take the exam. Great! Here’s everything you need to know about registering for the exam in BC.
If you’re inside of the Lower Mainland, things are simple for you. They put on paper exams a few times a year and computer-based exams every week on Wednesday and Friday @ 10am or 1pm. Registering for the exam costs $195. It also costs $75 to cancel or defer an exam. You must bring your candidate code and a piece of Government issued photo ID with you to the exam.
One key limitation of the computer-based exam is that after you are done a section, you must move forward; you cannot go back to revise your answers. If you can wait, I suggest taking the paper exam if you can wait for it. Here is the online registration form for the Fundamentals exam.
If you’re outside of Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland you can write the exam any time Monday through Friday between 9am and 4:30pm but you must make advance arrangements with an eligible proctor to oversee your exam.
Your proctor can be a Level 3 License holder if the test is taken at your brokerage office, a government administrator, or even an education professional who is currently employed at an accredited university/college. More info on proctor selection and edibility can be found here.
Otherwise, if you prefer, you can also write the exam online. If you want to write the exam online, you will need to register for it at least 3 business days prior to your intended exam date. Like with the other options, you can sign up for it here. Just choose “Online Proctor” as your “Proctoring Option” and the “Nominated Proctor” field will automatically pre-fill with “Virtual”.
Once you’re approved, you will receive payment confirmation by email and your exam date and time will be reserved. You’ll get an exam candidate code via email which you’ll need to log into the exam on the day.
Please note that once you register for your exam date, you have 1 year to write it. Otherwise, you will need to make another payment of $195 in order to write again.
I hope this helps some people, if you still have questions or are unclear on things, feel free to contact me.
PS. If you need some help studying, our online courses have saved nearly 100 students, this year, from the time and pain of going through the massive textbook alone.