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National Knowledge Exam Switches to Computer-Based Testing

CPHR BC & Yukon is excited to announce that starting in the Fall of 2019, the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) will be moving to computer-based testing.

This transition from paper to computers will give members security, efficiency and convenience when writing the NKE, which aligns the Association with industry best practice.

CPHR Canada has partnered with Yardstick to offer members its exam delivery software, Measure: a user-friendly and intuitive exam delivery platform that is used by a wide variety of certification and licensure bodies in Canada, the United States, and globally.


Starting with the Fall 2019, NKE writers will have the flexibility to request one of the following time slots to write the exam – Thursday, October 31 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. or Friday, November 1 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. – at one of our designated locations in:

  • Abbotsford
  • Burnaby
  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Nanaimo
  • Prince George
  • Richmond
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Whistler
  • Whitehorse

Helpful Tools

With Measure, exam writers will have access to numerous tools that will aid them in writing the exam while reducing anxiety. The numerous tools include:

  • The option to bookmark and revisit questions
  • A “notes” feature for members to write and make reference to throughout the exam
  • A question navigator to easily jump back and forth between questions
  • A time remaining clock with optional reminders at specific intervals (e.g. 5 minutes remaining)
  • A language toggle (for French speakers)
  • Accessibility features such as font size increase/decrease
  • A thumbnail presentation of images with magnification feature
  • A “Submit with unanswered question” check
  • A restrictive copy/paste functionality
  • Question count (e.g. ‘Question 1 of 160’)

Measure provides accessibility for all exam writers and creates efficiencies in answering questions in a completely secured environment.

Exam Fee

The NKE registration fee will be $525 dollars + GST

Adding computer-based testing to the list of offerings is the next step in CPHR BC & Yukon’s continued path of growth and advancement for its members and the HR industry.

For more information about the exam and registering for the Fall NKE, visit the NKE section of our website or EMAIL the register.