Important Dates

The following are important deadlines for anyone considering taking an exam. Please note that all dates are subject to change.  Updates will be made on this site as changes need to occur.  Candidates are encouraged to double check this site at least two weeks before any milestone date in their exam process.

Travel to an examination site is the responsibility of the candidate.  All efforts will be made by the organisation to connect candidates with examination sites as close to them as possible. 

2018 Registry Exam Dates

October 1, 2017

All exam applications must be postmarked to the National Office by October 1st, 2017.

October 31, 2017

All applicants notified of their application status (accepted/rejected) and all study materials will be sent

December 15, 2017

Last date for candidates to withdraw applications. A $30.50 (+HST) withdrawal fee will be charged. No refunds will be made after this date.

January 31, 2018

ARLAT 1,2&3 Accelerated Program: ARLAT 1 Take Home Written Examination Due

February 7, 2018

RMLAT written examination

ARLAT 1,2&3 Accelerated Program: ARLAT 2 Proctored Written Examination

ARLAT 1&2 Accelerated Program: ARLAT 1 Take Home Written Examination Due

March 9, 2018

RMLAT candidates notified of written exam results

ARLAT 1,2&3 Accelerated Program: Candidates notified of ARLAT 1&2 exam results

April 4, 2018

RLAT, ARLAT 1, ARLAT2 and ARLAT 3 written exam

April 27, 2018

RMLAT Papers received by the National Office

May 4, 2018

RLAT, ARLAT 1, ARLAT2 and ARLAT3 candidates notified of written exam results

May 3-4, 2018

RMLAT oral exam. Depending on number of candidates exams may be held over 2 days.

June 2018

RLAT and ARLAT3 oral/practical exams *NOTE: handling of mice, rats and aquatic species on oral exams is mandatory

Please note that the practical exam material has been updated to replace rabbit handling with aquatic species content.  The oral portion of the exam will still contain material concerning rabbits in addition to aquatic species. Review of the information package that you received at the time you were accepted into the program, along with the current CCAC Guidelines ( ) for routine husbandry, procedures, and euthanasia of fish, will improve your chances for success.


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