Examination Guides and Fees


Based on the November 1, 2017 effective date for the Omnibus Update to the Contaminated Sites Regulation, the usual (November) time period for offering the numerical standards assessment, regulatory, and risk assessment examinations will be moved:


Numerical Exam – Nov.14th, 2017       

Regulatory Exam – Nov.15th, 2017

Risk Exam – Nov.16th, 2017      .


Numerical Exam – Feb.6th, 2018

Regulatory Exam – Feb.7th, 2018

Risk Exam – Feb.8th, 2018

As a consequence, the deadline for applications to write the exam will be extended to Friday, September 1, 2017.


All CSAP applicants are required to write and pass exams. To help applicants prepare for the exams, we have put together a series of guides. These provide important information about the examination format and content and include a syllabus and list of suggested reference materials for each part of the examination.

Following are the links to the CSAP Examination Guides prepared for 2017 candidates.
Any changes to the Ministry legislation and guidance documents after December 8th, 2017 will not be included in the February 2018 examinations.

Health Canada documents may be ordered by request to Health Canada at:

The CSAP examination programs incorporate the Standards for Education and Psychological Testing. The Standards are recognized worldwide as the criterion to judge whether examinations have been designed to be psychometrically sound and legally defensible.

The Society Roster qualifying examination is intended to be run on a cost-recovery basis. The fees stated below have been set to recover 100% of the examination development and administrative expenses incurred. Additional expenses will be subsidized by Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Development funding.

Examination Fees

Numerical Standards – Technical:
$750.00 + GST = $787.50

Risk-based Standards – Technical:
$750.00 + GST = $787.50

$750.00 + GST = $787.50

Payment for the Examination fees are due by December 3rd, 2017.

Applicants have until two weeks prior to the date of their examination to formally withdraw in writing, and have their examination fees returned to them.

In order for an exam to be held it is necessary to have at least three approved applicants.

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