Program Fees and Timeline

The cost of applying for your APR® designation is $495.00 CAD +HST. Payment must be submitted and received at the National Office on or before Dec. 1* of each year. 

Aside from the payment due date, there are many other important dates APR applicants will want to remember throughout the year:


Program Timeline*:

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER
• Member Societies hold information sessions. • Information webinar for candidates.

DEC. 1
• Application and fee due at National office.

DEC. 30
· Work sample overview and resume due at National office.

JANUARY
• Verification of applications, references, resumes and work sample overviews.

JAN. 31
• Candidates notified of eligibility.
• Candidates who wish to re-enter submit a letter of confirmation.

APRIL 1
• Work sample due.
• Work samples sent to grader panels.

MAY - JUNE
• Chief Examiner notifies candidates of work sample results.

JUNE - SEPTEMBER
• Candidates prepare for exams.

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER
• Examination locations confirmed.

LATE OCTOBER
• Written and oral examinations.

DEC. 31
• Candidates notified of results.

JANUARY
• Announcement of successful APRs by CPRS National Office.
MAY
• Presentation of certificates and pins to the successful candidates at the National conference or local society event.

*Please note: When one of the above dates falls on a holiday, it will be moved to the following business day.

For detailed program information, see the Accreditation Handbook.
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