Accéder à la profession

Professional examination | Notification and registration

Eligibility for the professional examination   

At the end of your training program: 

  • Your educational institution sends us  information indicating you completed and passed your study program before the exam’s registration period opens;
  • We email you information on how to register for the exam;
  • You have two years and three tries to pass the exam; you are required to register for the professional examination every time you receive a notice.

1. If you believe you are in a special situation that means you cannot register, please go to this page: Professional examination | Failure due to not being registered, being absent or result.

2. If you obtained your degree outside Quebec and were granted equivalence less than 90 days before the date of the professional exam, please go to this page: Professional examination| Failure due to not being registered, being absent or result.


Important dates for the next examination    

The dates below are subject to change. You will receive an email in the event of any changes.

Date of the examination: March 28, 2022


Registration period

January 27 to February 10 at 4:30 p.m.
A registration notice email will be sent to you around January 27, 2022.
If you have not received the email, follow the instructions in your My Account section.
When you register, you must select one of the available exam sites and pay the registration fee.


Exam sites

Please note that the March 2022 professional examination will coincide with the return to the pre-pandemic format, as it will be held on a Monday at two sites only*: the Québec City Convention Centre and the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

*in addition to the accommodations at the OIIQ


Accommodation request period

The OIIQ may grant accommodations to examination candidates for reasons related to medical condition, disability or religion. If you need an accommodation, you must make the request when you register online between January 27 and February 10, 2022. For more information, consult the Professional examination | Accommodation measures section..


Confirmation of location and details of the examination

About two weeks before the exam is held, your confirmation of registration, indicating the site, date, exam schedule and examination day procedures will be placed in the My Account section..
You will be notified by email that the information has been added to your My Account section.


What you need to know before the examination date (health measures and requirements)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, measures have been taken to ensure your safety in compliance with instructions from public health authorities. Please read about these health measures prior to the examination.


Examination day

Consult the Professional examination | Examination day section. It contains specific information about the examination procedure.


Publication of the results

Four to six weeks after the date of the examination
You will be notified by email that the information has been added to your My Account section. You should also consult the Professional examination | Correction and communication of results section.


Registration fees     

You must register for the examination and pay the $638.11 registration fee before 4:30 p.m. on February 10, 2022. This fee must be paid in a single instalment, for each examination attempt.


Other exam date

The next examination will be held in 2022, on September 26.


Restrictions due to COVID-19

Since September 13, 2021, the Maison des infirmières et infirmiers is open to the public.

Although the temporary closure did not affect the OIIQ’s operations, you can now go on-site for support with the online My Account platform.

You’ll have access to a computer for any transactions you wish to complete, and our team will be on-hand to help if needed. Please note that all payments must be made through My Account. Registration fees for the examination can be paid by credit card only (no pre-paid cards). No debit or cash payments will be accepted. We thank you for your understanding.

As per public health guidelines, visitors must wear a mask or face covering, maintain physical distancing, sign the visitors’ log and sanitize their hands. Otherwise, they will be asked to leave.


Important to know when registering for the examination

If you have been convicted by a Canadian court of a criminal offence or your permit has been revoked by the disciplinary council of another professional order in Quebec or a professional organization outside Quebec, you have been struck from the Roll or your professional activities have been limited or suspended, you must so indicate on section 3 of the registration form.

We would also remind you that earning a degree from a nursing or nursing science program and passing the admission examination are conditions for obtaining a permit from the OIIQ, which means even if you have obtained a special authorization for the health emergency for students, you must obtain your degree in a program of study and pass the admission examination to practice nursing in Quebec after the emergency has been lifted, since the Règlement sur les conditions et modalités de délivrance des permis de l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec is still applicable despite the temporary measures put in place. You must have passed and completed your program of study to receive a notice to take the examination for admission to the nursing profession. You will not receive that notice until the OIIQ receives confirmation from your educational institution that you have obtained your degree. 


Contact us

For further information regarding the professional examination, please email us at