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CYCCB IMPLEMENTS VIRTUAL TESTING


iStock 1223889856In June CYCCB implemented virtually proctored online testing in Canada.  Over the next two months, CYCCB expects to have similar online testing available, at all certification levels, available in any location in the US and Canada.  This will significantly improve CYC practitioner access to testing and certification. 

CYCCB is implementing the Canadian CYC-P testing program first and will implement testing in the US at the Entry, Associate, and Professional levels over the next 2 months.  Many Canadian Provinces are still locked down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  CYCCB estimates that there are over 100 CYC practitioners in Canada waiting for testing.  Many completed their applications during the Pandemic and only need to complete testing to become fully certified. Testing is currently available when staff are available to monitor and support testing. Sign up for testing. The CYCCB Office will contact you to schedule a date and time. More information will be available on the CYCCB website soon.

Check back for implementation updates as the process unfolds.The virtual testing program was co-developed by CYCCB working with their partner, Indiana University (IU).  CYCCB Board member and Faculty at IU Bloomington, Dr. Deborah Getz, worked with a team of CYCCB staff and Board members for three months to design, implement, and test the program.  The key question that had to be addressed was “how do you conduct testing without a live proctor while assuring that test takers are not taking unfair advantage or copying the exam contents?”  The efficacy of the testing program is based on the idea that test takers are taking the exams fairly.  In the past, no testing was conducted without a live proctor in the exam environment.  This has worked well over the 13 years that CYCCB has been conducting certification testing in the US and Canada.  With the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was clear that another solution was needed.  The virtual testing program uses the Respondus Lockdown Browser and video monitoring system.

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Shelly Currie

Faculty, Child and Youth Care 
Nova Scotia Community College 
Ivany Campus

"The online format is easy to navigate and convenient to use.  I was thrilled to be able to access the exam from my home at a time convenient to my schedule."

Josée Massé
Assistant Director of Emerging Minds
Ontario

“The new online format was simple to navigate, and ongoing support was available when I needed help!”


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Chrissy Deckers
Faculty, Child and Youth Care
Georgian College
Ontario

"I appreciated the convenience of the online exam. I thought the process was very straight forward. Setup instructions were easy to follow and I was well supported throughout the process. I really appreciated the opportunity to complete the exam in advance of being able to gather again in light of the pandemic."

Joanne Fraser
Casual Faculty, Child and Youth Care
Nova Scotia Community College
Truro Campus

"Taking the certification exam online was a great experience.  Meeting my proctor, Dr. Getz, for a chat a few days before the exam helped to ease my test taking anxiety. She walked me through setting up the required software and answered any questions I had, and she made sure I had her contact information in case any difficulties arose. Being able to take the exam in the comfort of my own home allowed me to go at my own pace and not compare myself to others who may have taken less time than I did. As a result, I believe I was able to fully concentrate on doing my best without any distractions. I passed with flying colours and overall, it was a very comfortable and enjoyable process! Thank you, Dr. Getz and all involved in bringing the exam to the online environment!"

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