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Graduates of Ontario Colleges

Step 1: Qualifying Examination Initial Application

Individuals who wish to attempt the Qualifying Examination for the first time are required to create an online profile and complete the online QE Initial Application, including payment of any applicable fees.  This application is reviewed by the College to confirm that the educational requirement has been met. 


Link to start your online Initial Application and create an online profile: 

  • QE Online Initial Application

    Please only complete this application once. You can return to your profile and update any information as necessary. Accidentally creating duplicate profiles will result in delays processing your application.

Required supporting documents to complete your Initial Application:

Scanned copies of the documents below (except for school transcripts) can be uploaded directly onto the online profile:

  1. One Notarized copy of a valid government issued identification:
    • Either a notarized copy of your Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Valid Work Permit, Driver's License, Ontario Photo ID Card, or Birth Certificate. 
    • A notarized copy of your Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card, or Valid Work Permit is preferred as it will be required after you successfully pass the qualifying examinations and register for your license.
  2.  ​Two Passport Photos taken within the last 12 month.
  3. Official transcripts must be requested to be sent directly to the College from the academic institution. Transcripts uploaded by students to the online portal will not be considered official. 

Please see the links below for more information about the exam fees and deadlines:

Step 2: Qualifying Examination Registration

Following notification that the Qualifying Examination Initial Application has been approved, a candidate may register to take the Qualifying Examination.  

For QE Registration click here and log into your profile.

Please see the links below for more information about the exam fees and deadlines:

Please Note: Candidates who successfully complete the Qualifying Examination  must provide proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or have an authorization under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and proof of good character, when the application for a Certificate of Registration is submitted. If you have already submitted a notarized copy of your Canadian Passport or Valid Work Permit, it can be reused for your application.

Registering for a Subsequent Attempt of the Qualifying Examination  

If you are applying to take the Qualifying Examination after either withdrawing or having been unsuccessful at an attempt of the exam, a completed Qualifying Examination Registration Form and the applicable fee are required.  However you are not required to provide photographs, official transcripts, or proof of identification from Step 1.

If you are registering for a re-attempt of the examination, please include your CDO Candidate ID number. 

Exam Accommodations

If you have a temporary or permanent physical impairment, or any persistent cognitive, psychological, sensory or learning impairment which substantially limits your participation in one or both components of the Qualifying Examination, you may make a request for specific accommodation.  Requests for specific accommodation are submitted in writing to the Registrar and accompany the Qualifying Examination Registration form. Details can be found in the College’s Qualifying Examination Special Needs Accommodation Policy

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