CSEP

CSEP Certification Practical Skill Review and Exams 

To become CSEP certified, approved CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP candidates must successfully challenge a Theory Exam and Practical Exam. Practical Skill Review sessions offer candidates an opportunity to prepare to challenge the exams. 

To register for a skills review or challenge the exams you must apply and receive confirmation that you are an approved candidate. Haven't applied yet? Learn more and apply to become a CSEP-CPT or a CSEP-CEP.  

IMPORTANT: Only the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) provides access to its approved study and examination preparation materials. CSEP does not have an agreement with any third party to provide practice exams or study material, for example on the website Exam Prep Hero. Valid and appropriate exam preparation materials can be found on the CSEP website and via the CSEP candidate password-protected area on csep.ca.

Theory Exams 

The CSEP-CPT and CSEP-CEP Theory Exams are hosted by Pearson VUE. Approved candidates can take the computer-based exam at one of Pearson VUEs100 test centre locations throughout Canada or through Pearson VUE’s secure online proctoring platform.

Approved candidates will receive email communication with instructions and a link to book their exams.

To schedule a Theory Exam you need to:

  • Apply to be a CSEP-CPT or CSEP-CEP candidate 
  • Purchase a Theory Exam attempt by following the directions in your application approval email
  • Special Exam Accommodations: Prior to scheduling your exam, candidates with diagnosed disabilities requiring special accommodations can contact memberships@csep.ca for more information. 
  • CSEP-CPT Candidates: You need to own the CSEP-PATH® Resource Manual and use the unique registration code from the manual when purchasing your exam attempt. 
Theory Exam Sitting Fees

To successfully complete the Theory Exam candidates need to attain 70% or higher.  

CSEP-CPT Theory Exam CSEP-CEP Theory Exam

Application Fee: $50 + tax

(NEW) Application Fee + Theory Exam: $205 + tax 

First exam sitting: $165 + tax

Application Fee: $55 + tax

(NEW) Application Fee + Theory Exam:  $250 + tax

First exam sitting: $205 + tax 

Second (and subsequent) exam sitting: $110 + tax  Second (and subsequent) exam sitting: $150 + tax    

 

Upcoming Practical Skill Review and Practical Exams

NEW for CSEP-CPT Practical Exams:
CSEP-CPT Practical Exams are now being offered VIRTUALLY through Zoom with CSEP-CPT Instructor-Examiners, from the comfort of your home while respecting social distancing and the recommendations of the public health authorities. For more information on the format of these exams, approved candidates can read about what to expect on the pinned post in the CSEP Candidate workspace through their account on portal.csep.ca

Where allowed and respecting public health restrictions, CSEP-CPT Practical Exams are being offered in-person once again. Given that the phase of re-opening varies across the country from province to province, and even within provinces, in-person exams may not be approved in all areas and therefore availability of in-person events may be limited. Any in-person events will be listed below under In-Person opportunities by province.

CSEP-CEP Practical Exams:

Where allowed and respecting public health restrictions, CSEP-CEP Practical Exams are being offered IN-PERSON. Given that the phase of re-opening varies across the country from province to province, and even within provinces, in-person exams may not be approved in all areas and therefore availability of in-person events may be limited. Any in-person events will be listed below under In-Person opportunities by province.

CSEP-CEP Practical Exam VIRTUAL opportunities are now available through Zoom with CSEP-CEP Instructor-Examiners, from the comfort of your home while respecting social distancing and the recommendations of the public health authorities. Individuals who are interested in taking advantage of the virtual exam opportunity MUST have an individual available within their allowed "bubble" to act as the 'client' during the exam. This is a limited time opportunity.

If you have any questions about this, please contact memberships@csep.ca.

You need to apply and be an approved candidate to register for a Practical Exam or Practical Skill Review session. As an approved candidate, you will receive the Candidate Newsletter featuring tips and upcoming certification event information. 

Practical exams are run in various cities across Canada by CSEP Instructor-Examiners (IE) and scheduled in part based on candidate demand. Depending on your location, you may need to travel to complete an in-person Practical Exam. While practical skill review sessions are not a required step to becoming certified some practical exam events include a Skill Review session in their price. 

 

CSEP-CPT Candidate Events

CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Skills Review Sessions and Virtual Practical Exams

NOTE: IF LISTED ALL EVENT TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD TIME. ON-GOING EVENT TIMES ARE BOOKED AFTER REGISTRATION DIRECTLY WITH THE CSEP INSTRUCTOR-EXAMINER

 

(NEW) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exams Ongoing (February 24th, 2021 to March 15th, 2021 - Saturdays Only) - Zach Weston
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Zach Weston 

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(NEW) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Skills Review Session and Virtual Practical Exam - May 1st and May 2nd, 2021 - Donna Perry
Review Session/Exam Cost: $381.50 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 22nd, 2021
Contact: Donna Perry

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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Alex Game
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Alex Game  

 

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(Deadinline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Hannah Connon
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Hannah Connon

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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Andrea Marjerrison
Exam Cost: $50 + tax (Student Fee) or $200 + tax (non-students)
Contact: Andrea Marjerrison


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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021)  - Jessica Power-Cyr
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Jessica Power-Cyr


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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (August 7th, 2020 to March 15th, 2021)  - Heather Whelan
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Heather Whelan

 

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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) -  Kirstin Lane
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Kirstin Lane


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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Kelly MacKenzie
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Kelly MacKenzie


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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 22nd, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Kristal Anderson 
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Kristal Anderson


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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Duane Button
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Duane Button

 

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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) -  Janna Wentzell
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact:
Janna Wentzell

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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Olga Labaj
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Olga Labaj


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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (June 1st, 2020 to March 15th, 2021)  - Zach Weston
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Zach Weston

 

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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (August 12th, 2020 to March 15th, 2021)  - Michael Herbert
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Michael Herbert

 

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(Deadline Extended) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (August 13th, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Maria Edwards
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Maria Edwards 

 

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(NEW) CSEP-CPT Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (August 13th, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) - Bart Arnold
Exam Cost: $200 + tax
Contact: Bart Arnold 

 

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CSEP-CPT In-Person Practical Skills Review Sessions and In-Person Practical Exams

 

CSEP-CEP In-Person Practical Skills Review Sessions and In-Person Practical Exams

 

Alberta 

CSEP-CEP Practical Exam Ongoing (October 14th, 2020 to March 15th, 2021) Edmonton, AB - Alex Game
Exam Cost: $575 + tax
Contact: Alex Game

 

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British Columbia 

 
Manitoba  

 
New Brunswick 

 
Newfoundland 

 
Nova Scotia 

 
Ontario  



Prince Edward Island  

 
Quebec  

 
Saskatchewan   

 


 

CSEP-CEP Virtual Practical Skills Review Sessions and Virtual Practical Exams

(NEW) CSEP-CEP Virtual Practical Exams Ongoing (February 24th, 2021 to March 15th, 2021 - Saturdays Only) - Zach Weston
Cost: $400 + tax
Contact: Zach Weston

 

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(NEW) CSEP-CEP Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing (February 24th, 2021 to March 15th, 2021) - Kirstin Lane
Cost: $400 + tax
Contact: Kirstin Lane

 

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(NEW) CSEP-CEP Virtual Practical Skills Review Session - Saturday, March 13th, 2021 - 12:00pm ET - Jennifer Roue
Cost: $45 + tax
Registration Deadline: March 12th, 2021
Contact: Jennifer Roue

 

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(NEW) CSEP-CEP Virtual Practical Skills Review Session - Saturday, April 10th, 2021 - 12:00pm ET - Jennifer Roue
Cost: $45 + tax
Registration Deadline: April 9th, 2021
Contact: Jennifer Roue

 

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(NEW) CSEP-CEP Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing - Alex Game
Cost: $400 + tax
Contact:
Alex Game

 

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(NEW) CSEP-CEP Virtual Practical Exam Ongoing - Jennifer Roue
Cost: $400 + tax
Contact: Jennifer Roue

 

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More Information

Can I get a refund on Practical Skills Reviews, Practical Exams, or Theory Exams that I register for?
There is a no refund policy for the application fee, Practical Skills Review Sessions, Practical Exams, and Theory Exams.

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The CSEP Office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern Time.  For inquiries contact memberships@csep.ca