The in-person SOO is dead.
For the foreseeable future, including your 2022 Virtual SOO exam, the CFPC will be using the Practique software created by the United Kingdom-based company Fry-IT.
Here’s what you need to know about the new format.
Virtual SOO: What to Do (and Don’t)
Be ready to be alone in the room for 2.5 hours +15 minutes for logging in
Have government ID ready: Current passport or driver’s licence
Have drinking water available - but only in a CLEAR container
PEE before your exam - You can use the bathroom for approximately 10 minutes during the short waiting period between SOO cases, but you must first notify the examiner. The examination timer will NOT stop during these breaks, and your next encounter will start immediately afterward.
Have a laptop or desktop computer that is equipped with a built-in webcam, speakers and microphone and that your computer meets the requirements.
Move out of the examiner’s sight without approval
Have a second person enter the room
Have prohibited items such as books, notes, or additional electronic equipment
Have a phone in the examination room
Have multiple screens
Be in a location with personal or institutional firewalls
Have any pens & notepaper. They are NOT Permitted.
Worry about videotaping - the examinations are NOT recorded
What are the Next Steps?
KNOW the Basics
Review the CCFP Exam Virtual SOO Checklist, an infographic created by us at The Review Course to help you succeed
REVIEW NEW Video Resources
WRITE DOWN THE EMERGENCY NUMBER
Call 1-800-387-6197 (choose option 1 for English or option 2 for French, then choose option 4 for examinations) and report your status.