Preparing for the certification examination

This page contains valuable tips to help you prepare for the OACIQ certification exams.  Check the sections below for more information.


An information session is offered free of charge to all students enrolled in a basic training program recognized by the OACIQ. In the form of a webinar, it is a must to help you prepare for the exam and better understand the OACIQ’s role.
This session covers the following elements:
  • Presentation of the OACIQ
  • Certification exams
  • Correction process
  • Licence issuance
  • Conclusion
  • Question period


Click here to register to the information session for certification examination candidates. You must have your code on hand to log in to the secure platform

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To pass the exam, candidates must master all skills described in the framework relating to the brokerage category they wish to practise.

The competency frameworks are integral part of the basic training programs recognized by the OACIQ. The OACIQ certification examinations are designed based on these competency frameworks, hence the importance of completing all the elements of the certification exam.

Preparing for the OACIQ certification examination requires the candidate to master the educational materials presented in the recognized basic training program in which the candidate is enrolled and to understand the competency framework related thereto.

Check the competency frameworks


This page lists the most common mistakes made by candidates who wrote the OACIQ certification exam for the first time.


Have you successfully completed a basic training recognized by the OACIQ? Congratulations! You may now register for the certification exam in a few easy steps. See how.

Got a question about the registration for the exam? Check the Frequently Asked Questions - OACIQ certification examination.


The certification examination sessions are held in compliance with the health rules prescribed by public health authorities. We are closely monitoring developments and remain in contact with government authorities to adjust procedures as directives are communicated to us. Rest assured that we will keep all candidates informed of any new guidelines as soon as possible.


We have implemented some measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that we offer you a safe environment:

  • Hand washing on arrival and departure is mandatory.
  • All candidates must answer common questions about their health condition, namely whether they have been tested or have COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • The wearing of a mask is no longer mandatory, but still recommended.

All the instructions to be followed will be included in the examination invitation sent directly to each candidate.

REMINDER: If you have or think you have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not show up for the exam. You will be able to reschedule it free of charge.

The OACIQ reserves the right to refuse access to certain candidates if deemed necessary.

Last updated on: May 30, 2022
Reference number: 206899