ART Lab Exam Information
2023 Virtual ART Lab Exam: April 15th, 2023
DISCLAIMER: CFAS is NOT a certifying or regulatory body. This CFAS program aims to develop standards that all ART Laboratory Professionals should conform to, and to verify individuals are up to those standards.
You MUST be a CFAS Member to take the ART Lab Exam.
A passing grade on the ART Lab Exam and an approved logbook/case study submission is required in order to receive your certificate of completion.
Click here to download the ART Lab Logbook
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This year, the ART Laboratory exam will be held virtually. The exam will be available in French and English.
You must be a CFAS member to take the exam.
Deadline to register: Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at midnight
About the Exam: The exam was developed in collaboration with Touchstone Institute - an organization that specializes in exam preparation and that facilitates entry to training or practice for internationally educated health care professionals (IEHPs) through competency assessment and education. Touchstone Institute will be in contact with registrants the before the exam date to test the exam equipment and software ahead of time.
The exam will be composed of multiple-choice questions and will contain separate sections for Andrologists and Embryologists. Three hours will be allotted for the exam.
Exam Preparation: Below is a list of materials to help you prepare for the exam.
Certificate Program for Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory Professionals in Canada - Amended
Who should take the Exam: Any Canadian andrologist or embryologist who has not yet passed the exam is encouraged to take the exam. In order to obtain their certificate, members need to successfully pass the exam and submit a completed version of their log book. In order to qualify for the CFAS Laboratory Professionals Certification, you must meet the qualifications and competencies met in the above listed documents, including that your logbook must be completed in a recognized Canadian clinic or laboratory. A member will be issued a certificate only upon successful completion of the exam and log book. Candidates are able to write the exam without having completed the log book, but will not receive their certificate until the log book is successfully submitted and approved by CFAS.
Details of the Exam:
Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2023
Eligibility: Only CFAS members are permitted to take the exam.
Exam Fee: $400 + sales tax of the province you are writing your exam in (to be paid by credit card through the CFAS member portal)
Touchstone Institute will reach out to examinees between April 3rd - April 14th in order to test the examination software.
Post Exam Results Communication: Results of the exams will be communicated by CFAS to the examinees. Please allow time for the committee to approve the results.