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In   on March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

As a commitment to the well-being of our community and the staff at Touchstone Institute, we have taken measures to greatly reduce traffic in the office by having staff work remotely. This has affected several scheduled exams and programs.

 

Please see below for further details.

Exam Cancellations:

 

All Touchstone Institute exams are cancelled until July 31, 2020.  If you are registered for an exam within this period you will be contacted directly.

 

Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN)

All test dates at all testing centers have been cancelled until July 31, 2020.

You will not need to re-register in the CELBAN Registration Portal. We will be working with you to confirm a test date in the future once more information is known.

Visit the CELBAN Centre website here

 

Internationally Educated Nurses Competency Assessment Program (IENCAP)

Cancelled exam dates:

  • March 24, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • June 27, 2020
  • June 28, 2020
  • July 24, 2020
  • July 25, 2020

You will not need to re-register for an exam in the IENCAP portal. We will contact you to offer a new exam date when our exams are rescheduled.

 

Internationally Graduated Optometrists Evaluating Exam (IGOEE)

Cancelled Exam dates:

  • May 21-24, 2020

You will not need to re-register for an exam. We will contact you to offer a new exam date when our exams are rescheduled.

 

Withdrawal

Refunds will be processed if you decide to withdraw from any of our exams. If you withdraw, you will have to wait until we open for registration to re-register for available exam dates.

 

Learning programs with revised delivery method:

 

Pre-Residency Program (PRP) and Pre-Residency Program for Family Medicine (PRP-FM):

Cancelled Program Dates:

April 13-24, 2020

Due to the situation regarding COVID-19, this year’s education programming  will be delivered remotely. The first iteration (April 13-24) has been cancelled to give us time to prepare for this change in delivery modality.

 

Canadian Medicine Primer (CMP):

Cancelled Program Dates:

April 13-24, 2020

Due to the situation regarding COVID-19, this year’s education programming  will be delivered remotely. The first iteration (April 13-24) has been cancelled to give us time to prepare for this change in delivery modality. CMP participants will be assigned to PRP iterations that will not include CMP-specific programming at this time.

 

For up-to-date health information and government advice regarding COVID-19, please refer to public health authorities.