Web-based Exams

The EOCP recently ran a pilot program of web-based exams and received very positive feedback. Operators noted that they especially appreciate finding out their exam results immediately. > See more benefits of web-based exams.


Preparing for your exam

To prepare for Operator in Training & Levels I to IV exam, you can:

PDFNOTE: The documents on this page are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer > a FREE download is available here from Adobe.

For Small Systems, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, and Bulk Water Delivery check out the options below to learn how to navigate and try sample questions:


Exam fees

To allow the EOCP to pay for lab space directly, exam fees are increasing effective April 2015:

  • Small System Operators: $75
  • All other Operators: $150
  • A $50 rescheduling fee will be applied if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled exam.

For more information on fees, click here.

 


Exam locations

Following a successful pilot, the EOCP expanded the number of locations where you can write a web-based exam. If you do not see a location near you, please contact EOCP to find out if one can be arranged for you.

For details on your exam session, click on your exam location:

Locations that do not have regularly scheduled sessions, but we can offer a web based exams session by request:

  • College of New Caledonia – Burns Lake
  • College of the Rockies – Cranbrook
  • Kwantlen College – Surrey
  • North Island College – Comox
  • North Island College – Campbell River
  • Northern Lights College – Fort St. John
  • Northwest Community College – Prince George
  • Northwest Community College – Prince Rupert
  • Northwest Community College – Quesnel
  • Sprott Shaw Community College – Kamloops
  • Sprott Shaw College – Penticton
  • Sprott Shaw Community College – Victoria
  • Selkirk College – Castlegar
  • Selkirk College – Grand Forks
  • Selkirk College – Nelson
  • Thompson Rivers University – Williams Lake
  • Yukon College – Dawson City

If you have questions about the exams, please contact EOCP. If you would like to write a web-based exam but there is not a location close to you, we will do our best to find one, please contact us.


What to bring

Please bring the following to your exam:

  • Valid government-issued photo identification
  • Your own pen or pencil and basic calculator for equations
Note: If you do not bring photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Paper will be provided.

Cell phones may not be used.


Late arrivals

If you arrive within 30 minutes of the exam start time and have a valid reason for being late, you have the option to write the exam. You will only have the remaining time allotted for the exam session to complete your exam. For example, if you are writing a 3-hour exam and arrive 30 minutes late, you will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete your exam.

If you feel you cannot complete your exam in the reduced time, you have the option to reschedule it. If you choose to reschedule, a cancellation fee will be charged.

If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the exam start time, you do not have the option to write the exam and will have to reschedule it. A cancellation fee will be charged.


Exam results

Once you have submitted your exam, your results will appear on your screen. They will also be emailed to you. The passing grade on the exam is 70%.


Benefits of Web-based Exams

  1. Immediate exam results. You receive your mark on the screen when you have completed and submitted all of your responses.
  2. You also receive an email with the breakdown of your exam results by section within 24 hours.
  3. Increased flexibility to schedule your exam based on your preferred date and location.
  4. Less travel time and more exam locations mean decreased travel expenses and fewer days off for exam writing.
  5. One question is displayed at a time, making it easier to focus.
  6. No bubble-sheet mistakes. You don’t have to match the question from the exam booklet with the right line on the bubble sheet.
  7. You can flag questions you want to come back to.
  8. Enhanced analysis of exam results. This will allow EOCP to review everyone’s results and respond to any problem questions more quickly.
  9. Practice questions are available online for most exams.
  10. Environmentally friendly. No paper, shipping, or packaging is needed.


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BCITExam Details: BCIT

Time: Please arrive at 8:00 am to be checked in and logged into your exam. The exam will start at 8:30 am.

Location:
BCIT Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
NE1 Inglis Building
Room 291 Testing Centre (Room number is posted on the outside of the building.)

Parking: Visitor parking is available. For lot locations, see the Burnaby campus map. Parking options and directions:

  • Green zone parking lots: from Canada Way, turn right onto Carey Avenue. Take the first right into the campus.
  • First parking option (P23): Second parking lot (next to the NE1 building).
  • Second parking option (Lot Q): Continue to the large gravel lot at the end of the road, on your right. You can also access this lot from Canada Way, by turning right on the gravel road.

For 3-hour exams, choosing the daily rate ($9.25) will cost less than the hourly rate ($3.25 per hour).

Reminder: Make sure you bring valid government-issued photo identification to your exam. 
If you do not bring photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Okanagan College Kalamalka CampusExam Details: Okanagan College
Vernon Campus

Time: Please arrive at 12:30 pm to be checked in and logged into your exam. The exam will start at 1:00 pm.

Vernon Location:
Okanagan College Kalamalka Campus
700 College Way, Vernon, BC
Room E214

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the student parking pass areas with a day pass from the ticket dispensers in the following lots: Vernon: Lot V3 or V4

See more information on parking services and lot locations on the campus maps.

The rates for a day pass are:

  • $3 for 4 hours
  • $5 for all day
Reminder: Make sure you bring valid government-issued photo identification to your exam. 
If you do not bring photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Okanagan College Kalamalka CampusExam Details: Okanagan College
Kelowna Campus

Time: Please arrive at 12:30 pm to be checked in and logged into your exam. The exam will start at 1:00 pm.

Kelowna Location:
Okanagan College
1000 KLO Rd, Kelowna, BC

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the student parking pass areas with a day pass from the ticket dispensers in the following lots: Lot 11 or 17

See more information on parking services and lot locations on the campus maps.

The rates for a day pass are:

  • $3 for 4 hours
  • $5 for all day
Reminder: Make sure you bring valid government-issued photo identification to your exam. 
If you do not bring photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Thompson Rivers UniversityExam Details: Thompson Rivers University

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the lot near the Trades & Technology building.

For the lot location, see the campus map. The daily rate is $5.

Reminder: Make sure you bring valid government-issued photo identification to your exam. 
If you do not bring photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Vancouver Island UniversityExam Details: Vancouver Island University

Location:
Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus
900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo
Building 180
Room 248
Nanaimo Campus map

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the general or economy parking lots with a pass from the ticket dispenser. See lot locations on the campus map (or printable map).

The hourly rate is:

  • General lots: $2.50 per 2 hours, to a maximum of $8 per 12 hours
  • Economy lots (Lot A or Lot L): $2 per 2 hours, $4 per 4 hours, or $5 per 12 hours

Severe weather: The VIU campus may be closed in severe weather conditions. If possible, decisions about closures will be made before 6:00 am. For updates, check the VIU website, listen to local radio stations, or call the main switchboard at 250-753-3245.

Reminder: Make sure you bring valid government-issued photo identification to your exam. 
If you do not bring photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Yukon CollegeExam Details: Yukon College

Location:
Yukon College Testing Centre
500 College Drive, Whitehorse
Room: TBA

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the student parking lot on the south side of the campus. See more information on parking.

Reminder: Make sure you bring valid government-issued photo identification to your exam. 
If you do not bring photo ID, you will not be permitted to take the exam.