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Application Process For Becoming a CCA

Please click here to view the next deadline for CCA Applications.  This information can also be found by clicking on the "News and Important Deadlines" button on the homepage of the BCCA site.

Candidates cannot earn certification without passing the certification examination.

The BCCA strictly adheres to the eligibility requirements for certification.

The application process consists of completing the general application form (Sections 1-4) found here as well as completing the application form (Section 5) for the pathway the candidate chooses as the most appropriate found here.  These 2 forms, together with the requested support material and the application fee ($300 USD)  must be received by the BCCA prior to on the application deadline date. Late applications cannot be considered. Please contact us before the application deadline with any questions or concerns.

Application Review Process

Upon receipt of the CCA Application for Eligibility, and the required supporting materials and fee, the Credentials Committee will begin the evaluation process to determine applicant eligibility. Applicants are notified by email of their eligibility (or ineligibility) to sit for the examination.

Eligible applicants are instructed to complete and submit the
CCA Examination Registration Form and corresponding fee. An official Authorization to Test with examination instructions, location, date, and time information is sent via email approximately 30 days prior to the examination date. 

Candidates will need their Authorization to Test from BCCA and their government issued identification to be admitted to the testing site on examination day.

Any questions regarding application requirements should be communicated to the BCCA prior to the application date with sufficient time to meet the application deadlineContact us 

Incomplete Applications

Applications, the application fees and all supporting materials must be received by the BCCA no later than the published application deadline. An application will be considered incomplete if any of the required information is missing or illegible, or the appropriate fee has not been paid. 

Candidates whose applications have been internally reviewed and deemed incomplete or ineligible will be notified via email. Candidates will be notified of the application’s deficiencies and possible remedies. If the candidate does not respond, or rectify said deficiency prior to the published deadline, the application cannot be processed.

Application Audits

The submission of an application indicates a candidate’s agreement to comply with the terms of the audit process. All applications are subject to an audit. 

Candidates may be asked to provide any documentation or material substantiating eligibility


BCCA will provide audited candidates with a reasonable window of time to submit the requested documentation. Upon receipt of the requested documentation, candidates will receive an audit status -notification via email within 7-10 business days. 

Cancellations, Rescheduling, Fees & Refunds

Candidates requesting to cancel their testing appointment and/or withdraw their application must notify BCCA in writing no later than 45 days prior to the scheduled examination date. The examination registration fee, minus a $150 administrative fee, will be returned in full. 

If necessary, approved applicants may postpone taking the examination for one annual examination cycle from their scheduled examination date, incurring a $75 administrative fee, and provided BCCA is notified in writing at least 30 days prior to the scheduled examination. After the above-noted time period, previously approved candidates who have not yet taken the examination will be required to re-apply and pay new fees.

No refunds will be made if the BCCA receives notification after the published refund deadline.

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