The exam is offered only in English.
This is a closed book exam. There will only be one attempt given on your exam date.
You must log into your Obesity Canada education portal the day of your exam to access the exam. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam once you start.
Bathroom breaks are permitted; however the allotted exam time will not stop while you are away.
There are a total of 120 multiple choice questions from 7 categories.
If successful, you are able to use the designation “CBE” in both English and French. Participants practicing in French may use “Éducateur Agréé Bariatrique”.
The exam is confidential. Exams cannot be copied, printed, saved etc. in any manner at any time.
Applicants who are successful in passing the exam will receive a certificate via their online education portal.
Applicants who are unsuccessful in passing the exam are eligible to rewrite. Applicants can rewrite by submitting a new application and paying the required exam fees. There is no limit to how many times someone can take the examination.
The Day of Exam
Log into your profile on cpd.obesitycanada.ca.
Click on “My Account”
Under your profile information you will see the courses you are enrolled in – click on the Certified Bariatric Educator Examination.
Under the “Course Content” section, click on the exam – start the exam. Once you click on this button – your exam will begin. This will begin the countdown timer for your 3 hour time allotment. The exam automatically submits your saved answers every 5 seconds and submits all of the questions after the 3 hour time limit has elapsed.
You will see all of the questions at the same time.
Once you have completed the exam, push the prompted “Finish exam” button to submit your answers.
This will immediately bring up a “Results Page” where you will see if you were successful, or not successful.
Once you have started the exam, do not refresh your page, or navigate outside of the exam until you have completed the exam in its entirety. Failing to do so will result in a failure as you only have one attempt to complete the exam.
Technical Issues on Day of Exam
If you are experiencing technical issues accessing the exam on the assigned exam date, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- Difficulty experiencing
- Screenshots if applicable
- Your full name
- Your email address associated with your education portal user
Please note that someone will get back to you as soon as possible via email to address your issue. As you may run into technical issues allow ample amount of time before the closure of the exam time.