Examination day


To be as ready as possible on the day of the exam, see the Frequently Asked Questions section on this topic.

At the examination centre

To ensure that the registration and identification of candidates go smoothly, please report 15 to 30 minutes before the time shown on the confirmation of registration that you received. It is important that you be present when registration starts, since arriving late can lead to your failing the examination.

ID required – Valid at the time of the examination

When you register at the examination site, you will have to present one of these pieces of photo ID. It must be valid at the time you sit the examination.

  • Quebec health insurance card
  • driver's licence from a Canadian province
  • passport
  • permanent resident card

The name on the identification must be identical to the name in your OIIQ file. Otherwise, you are responsible for providing documentary proof that the name in your file and the name on your identification are the same person. If this applies to you, please contact the Registrar’s office and examinations at etudiants-br@oiiq.org.

If you do not show valid identification, you will be deemed absent, since you cannot be admitted into the examination room.

Consequently, your file will be marked “FAILURE,” in accordance with section 11 of the Regulation respecting the terms and conditions for the issue of permits by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (CQLR, chapter I-8, r. 13).

During the examination

Here’s a list of the supplies you’ll be provided with: mechanical pencil with lead, eraser, marker, and calculator. You may use only the materials provided by the OIIQ. You may not have any bag, purse, coat, watch, cell phone or pager at your table during the examination. No headgear (cap, tuque, hood) may be worn. Personal effects must be placed around or at the front of the room, according to the instructions given at the time.

The OIIQ is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

A video will be shown before the examination starts, explaining the procedures. There are two examination booklets to be completed, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will be a break of 60 minutes between the two parts of the examination. This is a written examination, with about 40 clinical situations and 130 to 135 associated open short-answer questions. Each clinical situation is worth 100 marks and the questions are weighted.

  • No one may leave the room during the first hour of the examination, except to go to the washroom.
  • Anyone arriving more than 20 minutes late will not be admitted to the examination.


Section 13 of the Regulation respecting the terms and conditions for the issue of permits by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec stipulates that “Registration under false pretenses, fraud, plagiarism, participation in fraud or plagiarism or attempted fraud or plagiarism shall result in failure of the examination, pursuant to the decision of the board of directors.”


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