Procedures and conditions for taking the OACIQ examination     

You must successfully complete a basic training recognized by the OACIQ before registering for a certification examination.       

Step 1: Apply for an OACIQ exam

After consulting the exam calendar to see the date that suits you, fill out the Examination Application on the Examination Forms page. It is important to sign the form and attach all required documents in PDF format (proof of identity, transcript, and payment). Send everything to in a single email no later than the last day of the registration period specified in the calendar of examinations, under Details. Otherwise, you will not be registered for the desired session. You will then have to choose a new session based on the spaces available on the calendar.

Please note: In the context of COVID-19 and to comply with the 1.5-metre rule prescribed by the government, no more than 92 candidates can attend each exam session. Thus, the calendar may show sessions that are already full. The OACIQ is aware of the situation and, in the circumstances, is making every effort to minimize delays and maximize the number of sessions offered.

Step 2: Notice of examination  

The OACIQ will confirm the time and place of the examination by email, 20 days before the scheduled date.       

Step 3: Taking the examination      

You must appear to write the exam and show a valid photo ID on each day of the examination. Valid ID documents are the following:

  • Valid driver’s license issued in Canada;
  • Provincial Health Insurance Card;
  • Canadian Passport;
  • Permanent Resident Card;
  • OACIQ licence.

It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes before the time scheduled for the examination.

Instructions will be handed out and read before the examination, but note that no programmable calculators and no documents are allowed.

That's it, you have now taken the exam! Go to the Steps to follow to become a broker page for the remaining steps before obtaining your licence.

If you are registered for the English exam, you will have to provide documents showing that you meet the French language requirements. For more details in this regard, please read this page. If you have any other questions, please check our FAQ - OACIQ certification examination.


Last updated on: May 06, 2022
Reference number: 204989