CRST Application & Examination Dates and Deadlines

Examination Dates

The CRST Examination will initially be held twice a year in March and August over a 10 day writing window. The BCRSP has contracted with Pearson Vue to deliver all of its certification examinations by computer at their testing centres.  The application process that will determine your eligibility to write the CRST Examination revolves around specific deadlines that govern submission of applications.

CRST Examination Dates

  • Once approved to write the CRST Examination, applicants have one year in which to sit the CRST Examination for the first time. Unsuccessful candidates may have up to two supplementary writings over the one-year period following their first unsuccessful attempt.
  • With the implementation of Computer Based Testing (CBT), applicants will have a two-week window (Monday-Friday) in which to take the exam at an approved testing centre.
  • Applicants will be notified of designated centres and exam schedules once they have been approved to write the exam. Please note that some travel, at the applicants expense, to a testing centre location may be required. 


Applications must be received by For potential eligibility for CRST Examination Writing Window
December 15, 2020 March 15-26 2021 (Mon-Fri)
May 1, 2021 August 16-27 2021 (Mon-Fri)