Apply for an EDO Re-Examination

Effective November 1st, 2017, the PCP-09 EDO written examination will only be available in an updated electronic format only. The multiple-choice examination will be only available to write at an expanded set of EDO Examination Centres and other participating examination centres. Candidates who have been approved for the PCP-09 written examination may register for the electronic examination (examination dates of November 1st and later) beginning on October 15th, 2017. For more information on eligibility and registration for the electronic examination, please contact the NRCan NDTCB and read additional information below.

If your first examination attempt is not successful, you are permitted two re-examination attempts. You should ensure there is a period of 30 days between attempts. If you are not successful after a total of three (3) attempts, you must repeat the vocational training program and submit proof of its completion to the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Non-Destructive Testing Certification Body (NDTCB) before you can attempt another re-examination.

How to apply

To apply for re-examination, you must submit a completed and signed Application Form for Exposure Device Operator Examination (PDF, 310.79 kb) to the NDTCB by mail, fax or e-mail. Ensure that you select “re-examination” on the application form and include payment.

Passport photos and copies of government issued ID are not needed to apply for an exposure device operator (EDO) written re-examination.

To protect your payment information, do not send credit card information by email. If you are paying by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American express), submit your application via fax or email only. If you have any questions, please call 1-866-858-0473.

Taking the exam

Paper examination (last day to write this version of the PCP-09 examination is October 31st, 2017):

All eligible EDO candidates will be provided with an email and/or letter confirming their eligibility for a written examination. The email/letter will be accompanied by a PCP-09 EDO written examination admittance and registration form. You will be denied access to an examination centre if you cannot produce a valid PCP-09 written examination admittance and registration form.

You should bring the following items to examinations:

  • Examination admittance and registration form
  • Valid government issued photo identification
  • Pen or pencil
  • Non-programmable calculator

Electronic examination (first day to write this version of the PCP-09 examination is November 1st, 2017; registration for this examination begins on October 15th, 2017):

All eligible EDO candidates will be provided with an email confirming their eligibility for written examination. The email will contain information on how to register for the electronic examination at an examination centre.

You should bring the following items to examinations:

  • Printed copy of booking confirmation email from the electronic examination system provider
  • Valid government issued photo identification
  • Non-programmable calculator

Note: If you were approved to write your written EDO examination prior to the implementation of the PCP-09 electronic examination, you may be required to complete, sign and submit the most current “Application Form for Exposure Device Operator Written Examination” in order to register for the electronic examination. In this circumstance, applicants will not be required to submit any additional fees as long as there are no outstanding fees. Please contact the NRCan NDTCB for more information on eligibility and registration for the electronic examination.

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