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  • Ensure the requirements set by CPA Canada and CPAWSB are met. 
  • Assist exam writers with technical issues related to the exam software being used before, during, and after the exams.   
  • Bring the following items to the exam centre: 
    • Portable printer with spare ink cartridge and paper 
    • Cell phone, capable of being set to vibrate 
    • Laptop, with the following minimum capabilities: 
      • 2 GB of RAM 
      • 1 GB of available hard drive space 
      • Two available USB ports 
      • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32 or 64-bit OS) 
      • Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome 
      • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Background in IT, specifically software and hardware troubleshooting. Training for Secure Client (Surpass) will be provided. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, and maintain a calm, reassuring and professional demeanor while addressing exam writers’ technical issues. 
  • Ability to check, test, and transport laptops pre and post exam, when required. 
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to apply professional judgement. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Approved IT proctor applicants are required to complete specific training before receiving a contract offer. Additional hands-on training will be provided on site during exams. 

All contractors are required to complete ongoing training as part of remaining active in the CPAWSB contractor pool and to receive contract offers.

IT proctors report to the Exam Contractor Management Team. 

IT proctors will work with other exam contractors at their location, such as Exam Supervisors and Invigilators. Coordination between support roles is necessary to ensure the overall success of the examinations. 

Hourly, contracted for each exam session.



Applicants apply online by answering questions, reviewing an introduction video, and submitting a resume. The questions and resume help CPAWSB staff ensure requirements for the role are met and the video outlines the responsibilities of the role so applicants can determine whether the position is a good fit.

Please note, we are not accepting new applications for the IT proctor role at this time.

During Stage 2, applicants become prospective contractors and are assigned a contractor ID and given partial access to the Contractor Platform (D2L). 

Prospective contractors are required to complete additional training along with tasks to ensure they have a more detailed understanding of the exam processes and the invigilator role. After completing the training and tasks, prospective contractors automatically gain access to Stage 3 (Prospective Contractor). 

In Stage 3, prospective contractors gain full access to the Contractor Platform (D2L), with additional resources and exam specific information and are eligible to receive contracts. 

All prospective contractors are assigned a seasoned contractor for at least two exam sessions. The seasoned contractor will assist with any questions, and will evaluate the prospective contractor’s performance. 

Individuals successfully completing this stage, are added to the CPAWSB contractor pool. 

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