Our certification exams are all multiple-choice questions.
Questions are presented one at a time and you will have the opportunity (if you have time remaining) to review all your answers before submitting your answers.
You are permitted 75 minutes to complete each certification exam—just like the provincial exams. There are 30 questions for each module with the exception of the Ethics module which only has 20 questions.
While Oliver asks 30 questions in its certification exams, provincial insurance exams include an extra 5 questions in their exams. The extra five questions on the provincial exams are not scored but since you will not know which questions are scored and which are unscored. You should therefore aim to spend a maximum of 2.1 minutes per question (i.e. 75 minutes divided by 35 questions) in order to fully complete your provincial exam within the time limit.
Tip: Our Mock Exams include the same on-screen countdown timer as our certification exams. By practicing with Mock Exams, you can familiarize yourself with the pacing required to complete all questions within the 75-minute time limit. But remember, the provincial exams include an extra 5 questions Oliver does not ask, so factor that into your plans.