Sitting the national examination

To assist practitioners the Board has developed a guideline about the structure, content and conduct of the examination. The guidelines also provide a list of suggested reading and resources for preparation for the examination.

The Board encourages all practitioners sitting an examination to ensure that they have read through the National examination guidelines.

You can register for the exam using the green ‘Examination Portal’ button. This can be found on the right hand side of the National examination webpage.

Before you can register for the exam you will need to create a candidate account. You can do this through the Examination portal. To set up your candidate account you will need your AHPRA user identification number.

Once your candidate account has been reviewed it will be activated. Activation of this account can take up to 5 days. You will receive a Welcome email when the Candidate Account has been activated.

If you have any questions about the candidate account or registering for the exam please contact the mrpexam@ahpra.gov.au.

The exam will be held in approved exam centres located predominantly in capital cities around Australia.

When you register for an examination you will be able to select an examination centre that is convenient for you. Your exam centre will be advised in the email that is sent to you confirming the arrangements for your examination.

The national examination will be delivered through an online environment – that is you will sit at a computer terminal in the exam centre.

The exam will be overseen by an examination supervisor or invigilator whose role is to verify the identity of the practitioner taking the exam and to ensure that the instructions specified by the Board are carried out.

You will not permitted to enter the exam centre unless you are able to produce:

  • photographic identification issued by a recognised government that was issued not more than 5 years prior to the date of the exam 
  • your AHPRA email that confirms the arrangements for your examination and includes your booking number

 

 
 
 
Page reviewed 9/11/2015