Admission à la profession

Professional examination


The professional system in Quebec is governed by the Office des professions du Québec and, as a professional order, the OIIQ’s mission is to protect the public. The professional exam is one of the main mechanisms for providing this protection. Therefore, candidates for the profession of nursing (CPN) must pass the OIIQ entry-to-practice examination to obtain a permit to practice.

The professional examination deals with the theoretical and clinical aspects of the nursing profession. In particular, it assesses the candidate’s assimilation, and application in various clinical situations, of the knowledge and skills acquired, with a view to determining whether he or she is qualified to practise the profession.

Next examination

  • DATE: SUNDAY,  MARCH 18, 2018

Notification and registration

When will you be notified of the professional examination? When do you have to register?

Preparing for the exam

The OIIQ gives you all kinds of useful tips to prepare for and pass the exam.


Examination day

To make sure you’re as ready as possible on the day of the exam.

Marking and communicating results

What happens after the examination? When will you get your results?


Calendar of examinations

Dates of upcoming exams.

Pass mark

How the pass mark for the exam is calculated.


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the exam.