Communicating the results

What should I do if I fail the examination?

If you fail the professional examination, you are entitled to take it two more times. You must do so within two years of the first examination session after you graduated or obtained your equivalence.

You can ask the OIIQ to review your examination results within 30 days of the date on which the Order sent them to you. Some fees apply. We also invite you to consult the “Preparing for the examination” section.

Might the OIIQ disclose my examination results to my current or future employers?

The OIIQ will never disclose your examination results to your current or future employers.

If I pass, can I see my copy of the examination?

Unfortunately, because of the large number of candidates, only people who have failed the examination and submitted a request for review are allowed to see their copies of the examination.

What information do you send to educational institutions?

According to the established feedback process, the OIIQ sends each educational institution information (average marks, qualitative results and group qualitative feedback) allowing it to assess its graduates’ results, especially in comparison with those of other educational institutions, and to improve its training program(s).

Unless you have given your educational institution written authorization, it will not be informed of your individual mark or whether you passed or failed the examination.

When can I find out the overall pass rate on the examination?

We publish this information on our site shortly after the results are published online.

Can I access the reserved section if I haven’t received the e-mail informing me that the results are available online?

Yes, you can connect to the Reserved section of the OIIQ website and consult your results once they are available. You can use your permanent code from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, your OIIQ file number or your e-mail address on file with the Order. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete your connection.

I haven’t received the e-mail with instructions for accessing the reserved section.

To make sure you receive this e-mail, please add the OIIQ to your address book or lists of contacts and make sure that the e-mail address in your file is valid and exclusive. If you need help, please contact the Registrar’s office and examinations at


Why can’t I get my results by telephone?

Communicating the results by telephone would involve too many calls and could lead to mistakes. In addition, there is a large amount of information on the website, and it would be difficult to provide all this information for each candidate by telephone.


When and how will I be informed of my examination results?

The results will be posted in the reserved section of the website about nine weeks after the examination is held. An e-mail will be sent to all candidates on the day the results are released. All results will be available on the same day. We understand that nine weeks or so may seem like a long time, but there are many steps involved before the results can be released. All the examination booklets must be corrected, meaning 130 to 135 questions per person, the data must be entered and processed, the reports must be produced and steps taken to put the data online.

What information is displayed with my results in the reserved section?

Your results are shown with the indication “Pass” or “Fail”. The pass mark and your individual mark as a percentage are also shown. 

Candidates who have failed the examination will receive a feedback report on the professional examination, by mail, concerning their individual qualitative results, and a group qualitative feedback report on the main difficulties encountered by candidates who sat the examination.