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Application Assistance: Crystal Bilodeau -Registrar registrar@chapa.ca  and  Colleen Phillips - Executive Director admin@chapa.ca



 
Alberta Applicants 
(Processing time Approximately 3 weeks from completed submission)
 

Please complete the Application for Educational Student if you are currently enrolled in an approved program of study. (Optional)
                                                       - Once you graduate, please contact the registrar for your change of status.

Please complete the Application for Student Intern If you have graduated from an approved program of study. (required within 90 days of graduation)
               
This process requires   - Completed application
                                     - 2 Letters of Reference - Dated within 6 months of application
                                     - Criminal Record check - Dated within 6 months of application
                                     - Proof of program Completion
                                     - Payment in the appropriate amount (cheque or bank draft)

As a Student Intern;
  • you will be required to complete the required learning modules prior to being granted a practice permit (Instructions will be provided upon acceptance).
  • you are required to work under the direct supervision of an approved mentor. Your mentor must be in the room at all times during clinical interactions with clients. 
  • you can register to take the International Licensing Exam (ILE) at any time of the year. The ILE is the first of two competency exams required by CHAPA.
The ILE is a computer administered theory exam covering all aspects from anatomy and evaluation of hearing through to fitting and verification of hearing devices. 

    The ILE Exam Process:        
                                    The CHAPA registrar will register you for the ILE with The International Hearing Society (IHS).
                                    IHS will contact you via email to choose your location, date and time to write the exam. (online payment required)
                                    Your exam result will be sent directly to the CHAPA registrar.
                                    The registrar will advise you of a pass/ fail only. Percentage scores will not be provided.

In the event of a failing grade, you may attempt the ILE exam one more time by repeating the registration process. If the second attempt results in a fail, successful completion of remedial training ( currently the IHS course) will be required before attempting a third time. 

Once the ILE has been successfully completed, you may apply to take the Practical exam.

The Practical Exam is the second of two competency exams required by CHAPA. This exam is a hands on demonstration of an applicants knowledge and skill in a simulated testing scenario. This exam covers Puretone testing, Speech Testing, Immitance Testing, Real ear unaided response, a second bend impression and interpretation of all results. 
The study guide and marking sheets are available for applicants to prepare for their exam. 

*Practical Exams are scheduled in one of two exam seasons.  Spring: March, April and May.   Fall: September, October and November. 
All Practical Exams take place in the CHAPA exam room at the CHAPA office. 105, 17707 - 105 Avenue in Edmonton.
All equipment and materials are provided. Please see study guide for details.

    The Practical Exam Process: 
                                   
- Submit completed application and payment (cheque or bank draft)
                                    - You will be advised of your exam day and time with arrival instructions.
                                    - On arrival, you will provide government picture identification and sign in. 
                                    - You have two hours to complete the exam.
                                    - you will be notified within 10 days of your exam with your results. 
                                    - In the event of a failing mark, you may apply to retake the exam by repeating the application process. 
                                    - You may appeal a failing mark within 30 days of notification of failure. (Appeals)
                                    - Once you have successfully passed the Practical exam you become a Hearing Aid Practitioner (HAP)! 


As a Hearing Aid Practitioner (HAP), you are required to work under the indirect supervision of a mentor. Your mentor must be available, and capable of taking over at any given time during clinical interactions with clients. (your mentor may be in the office but not necessarily in the room with you).


Once you have received your official change of status from the registrar, you can register to complete the CHAPA certification exam- internationally recognized as the NBC HIS exam. 
This exam is administered by the International Hearing Society. You will register with them directly. Once successfully completed, contact the CHAPA registrar to have your status changed to Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner (RHAP). Supervision is no longer required under CHAPA regulations. ( check third party vendor contracts as they may differ).

 Congratulations, Mission Complete!



 
Out of Province Applicants
(Processing time Approximately 3 weeks from completed submission)

 
Applicants from British Colombia and Ontario who are fully regulated in those provinces can be registered with CHAPA on the General Register immediately if you provide the following:

Pre Arrival Recommendation - Obtain documents prior to leaving your province to facilitate faster processing of application.

- Completed Application with appropriate fee ($250.00).
- Criminal Record check - not more than 6 months old from every province you have resided. Backcheck recommended.
- 2 References - written letters dated with contact information and relation to applicant. Not more than 6 months old.
- Letter of good standing from current regulatory body.

*Applicants from non regulated provinces will be assessed on an individual case basis. 






 
Out of Country Applicants
(Processing time, up to 6 months from complete submission)
 

Pre Arrival Recommendation - Obtain documents prior to leaving your country to facilitate faster processing of application.

- Completed Application Form with appropriate fee ($375.00)
- Criminal Record check (not more than 6 months old)
- Course Completion verification from your program of study. (Translated to English if applicable)
- 2 Written References - dated with writer's contact information and relation to applicant. Not more than 6 months old. (Translated to English if applicable)
- Letter of good standing from their current authority (Translated to English if applicable)
- Evidence of English Proficiency if English is not their first language.
- Current Resume.
- The applicant at their own expense, will be required to provide an International Assessment of Credentials (IQAS). This agency will help determine how your education compares to our requirements. Once the evaluation is completed, please request IQAS  to forward their findings directly to CHAPA's registrar. 

If your assessment of credentials is NOT equivalent  to domestic requirements, you may appeal the results with the registration committee. (send appeal to registrar@chapa.ca)
If your assessment of credentials is equivalent to domestic requirements, you may apply for a Student Intern membership with CHAPA. 

As a Student Intern;
  • you will be required to complete the required learning modules prior to being granted a practice permit (Instructions will be provided upon acceptance).
  • you are required to work under the direct supervision of an approved mentor. Your mentor must be in the room at all times during clinical interactions with clients. 
  • you can register to take the International Licensing Exam (ILE) at any time of the year. The ILE is the first of two competency exams required by CHAPA.

The ILE is a computer administered theory exam covering all aspects from anatomy and evaluation of hearing through to fitting and verification of hearing devices. 

    The ILE Exam Process:        
                                    The CHAPA registrar will register you for the ILE with The International Hearing Society (IHS).
                                    IHS will contact you via email to choose your location, date and time to write the exam. (online payment required)
                                    Your exam result will be sent directly to the CHAPA registrar.
                                    The registrar will advise you of a pass/ fail only. Percentage scores will not be provided.

In the event of a failing grade, you may attempt the ILE exam one more time by repeating the registration process. If the second attempt results in a fail, successful completion of remedial training ( currently the IHS course) will be required before attempting a third time. 

Once the ILE has been successfully completed, you may apply to take the Practical exam.

The Practical Exam is the second of two competency exams required by CHAPA. This exam is a hands on demonstration of an applicants knowledge and skill in a simulated testing scenario. This exam covers Puretone testing, Speech Testing, Immitance Testing, Real ear unaided response, a second bend impression and interpretation of all results. 
The study guide and marking sheets are available for applicants to prepare for their exam. 

*Practical Exams are scheduled in one of two exam seasons.  Spring: March, April and May.   Fall: September, October and November. 
All Practical Exams take place in the CHAPA exam room at the CHAPA office. 105, 17707 - 105 Avenue in Edmonton.
All equipment and materials are provided. Please see study guide for details.

    The Practical Exam Process: 
                                   
- Submit completed application and payment (cheque or bank draft)
                                    - You will be advised of your exam day and time with arrival instructions.
                                    - On arrival, you will provide government picture identification and sign in. 
                                    - You have two hours to complete the exam.
                                    - you will be notified within 10 days of your exam with your results. 
                                    - In the event of a failing mark, you may apply to retake the exam by repeating the application process. 
                                    - You may appeal a failing mark within 30 days of notification of failure. (Appeals)
                                    - Once you have successfully passed the Practical exam you become a Hearing Aid Practitioner (HAP)! 


As a Hearing Aid Practitioner (HAP), you are required to work under the indirect supervision of a mentor. Your mentor must be available, and capable of taking over at any given time during clinical interactions with clients. (your mentor may be in the office but not necessarily in the room with you).


Once you have received your official change of status from the registrar, you can register to complete the CHAPA certification exam- internationally recognized as the NBC HIS exam. 
This exam is administered by the International Hearing Society. You will register with them directly. Once successfully completed, contact the CHAPA registrar to have your status changed to Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner (RHAP). Supervision is no longer required under CHAPA regulations. ( Please check third party vendor contracts as they may differ).

 Congratulations, Mission Complete!






 

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