BOC Update Regarding the Ontario January 2021 Oral Exam

January 6, 2021

BOC January 2021 Ontario Exam Candidates

As a commitment to hold the National BOC exam in a safe environment, the Board of Certification has been continually monitoring the Covid19 pandemic situation across all of the provinces.

Southern Ontario is currently under a provincial lockdown which extends from December 26th to January 23rd, 2021. This has resulted in the cancellation of the exam venue in Toronto. The Board of Certification has been in continuous touch with the Ontario Branch Exam Coordinator and the Ontario CIPHI Branch Executives to explore all possibilities for an alternate venue and the logistics around the BOC oral exam. The Board of Certification takes the sanctity of the certification exam as well as the safety of everyone involved in the exam process very seriously. After careful consideration and to ensure the safety of everyone, including the candidates, the Board has made the decision to postpone the oral exam in the Toronto location.

Candidates who are currently registered for the January 20th oral exam in Toronto will be deferred until the April 28th, 2021 oral exam. Ontario candidates cannot be transferred to other provinces at this time due to the burden this places on the other provinces during Covid19 restrictions.

We apologize for the inconvenience and stress these delays may cause, but the safety of the examiners and the candidates is of utmost importance. The BOC continues to work on logistics and coordination with the provinces and exam coordinators to ensure that a safe exam will be held on April 28th.

Candidates from all other provinces still registered for January 20th should continue to monitor their email and the website for any changes that may occur due to the Covid19 situation.

If you have any questions please contact the


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