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. The application deadline for the 2022 cycle has been extended to February 28, 2022. 

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.

FEBRUARY 28, 2022
• Application and fee due at National office.

FEBRUARY 28, 2022
· Work sample overview and resume due at National office.

MARCH 11, 2022
• Verification of applications, references, resumes and work sample overviews.

MARCH 18, 2022
• Candidates notified of eligibility.
• Candidates who wish to re-enter submit a letter of confirmation.

MAY 1, 2022
• Work sample due.
• Work samples sent to grader panels.

JUNE 1, 2022
• 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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