Welcome to the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS)

NCAS provides a three-part competency assessment for internationally-educated health practitioners (IEPs) — including health care assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and psychiatric nurses — who hope to practice in British Columbia. ​We also assess health care professionals returning to practice, and health care assistants trained in ​​​other jurisdictions​.  ​​

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​​Please note: To be eligible, you must be referred to NCAS by an appropriate regulatory organization or registry.​

What happens after NCAS? 

Once you complete all three assessments, we will send you and the regulatory organization or registry you choose a​ report on the results. The results will be available within 60 days. Those results highlight competency strengths and gaps.  The regulators and registry use these results, along with other information they have obtained from you, to help them make their registration decisions. It is important to note that NCAS does not make registration decisions.

To seek a referral to NCAS, contact the appropriate regulator or registry:​

Job alert: NCAS Item Writing Facilitator

April. 20, 2018

NCAS is pleased to announce an opening for a seasoned Item Writing Facilitator to support NCAS with its assessment development process. This role will be ideal for an individual with comprehensive item development experience, including strong and demonstrated group facilitation skills, item writing and exam development experience, and familiarity with competency-based assessment. If you are looking for a unique opportunity to support current and future health care professionals, please apply with us! ​

View the posting:
 NCAS Item Writing Facilitator April 2018

Job alert: Open Call for Subject Matter Experts and Consultants

Feb. 08, 2018

NCAS needs your support with the recruitment of nursing professionals to serve as subject matter experts or as consultants in various capacities. We would like to announce an open call for, and broad-based pool of, nurses and health care assistants who are interested in supporting their profession.

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to support current and future healthcare professionals, please apply!

View the posting:Open Call for Subject Matter Experts and Consultants.​​

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 Click here to submit an onl​ine application.​


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