Important Dates

The following are important deadlines for anyone considering taking an exam. Please note that all dates are subject to change, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but updates will be communicated with as much notice as possible. Candidates are encouraged to double check this site at least two weeks before any milestone date in their exam process.

Travel to an oral/practical examination site is the responsibility of the candidate. All efforts will be made by the organization to connect candidates with examination sites as close to them as possible. No extensions are provided without medical reasons and documentation


2021 Certification Exam Application Deadlines

October 1, 2020

All exam applications must be submitted online by October 1st, 2020.

Early November, 2020

All applicants notified of their application status (accepted/rejected) and all study materials will be posted.

November 20, 2020

If you qualify to write an exam, you will be required to pay your exam fees no later than November 20, 2020. 

December 18, 2020

Last date for candidates to withdraw or change applications. A $31.00 (+HST) withdrawal fee will be charged. No refunds or exam change will be made after this date.


2021 Certification Exam Dates

ARLAT 1

April 7, 2021 – Take home exam due

Early-May, 2021 – Notified of results


ARLAT 2

April 7, 2021 – Written exam

Early-May, 2021 – Notified of Results


ARLAT 3

April 7, 2021 – Written exam

Early-May, 2021 – Notified of Results

June 2021 – Oral/Practical Exam *NOTE: Handling of mice, and rats, and knowledge of aquatic species is mandatory


ARLAT Accelerated Program

January 31, 2021 – ARLAT 1: Take home exam due

February 3, 2021 – ARLAT 2: Written exam

Early-March, 2021 – Notified of Results for both ARLAT 1 & 2 exams

April 7, 2021 – ARLAT 3: Written exam

Early-May, 2021– Notified of results

June 2021 – Oral/Practical Exam *NOTE: Handling of mice, and rats, and knowledge of aquatic species is mandatory


RLAT

April 7, 2021 – Written exam

Early-May, 2021 – Notified of results

June 2021 – Oral/Practical Exam *NOTE: Handling of mice, and rats, and knowledge of aquatic species is mandatory


RMLAT

Feb 3, 2021 – Written exam

Early-March, 2021 – Notified of Results

April 23, 2021 – Paper due

Symposium – Oral exam



Please note that the practical exam material has been updated to replace rabbit handling with aquatic species content.  The oral portion of the exam will still contain material related to rabbits in addition to aquatic species. Review of the information package that you received at the time you were accepted into the program, along with the current CCAC Training Modules and Guidelines (https://www.ccac.ca/en/training/) for routine husbandry, procedures, and euthanasia of fish, will improve your chances for success.