English Language Requirements

As part of assessment/registration the RPNAS requires all International applicants to provide an English language test.

The tests named in the chart below are the only English language tests accepted by the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS).

You must achieve a passing score in either the CELBAN test or the IELTS test. You do not need to take both tests. You cannot combine your scores if you do take both tests.

RPNAS must receive your test results directly from the testing organization.

Your results must be from a test taken within the two years preceding the date you are approved to write the registration examination. If your test results become older than two years during the application process you MAY have to retake the test and have the organization submit your new results.

Applicants can meet the language proficiency requirement by achieving the minimum scores for 1 of the following tests:

 Name of TestPassing ScoresTesting Location and Contact InformationOther Information
1.CELBANSpeaking (8)
Listening (9)
Reading (8)
Writing (7)

Canadian English Language Assessment Services (CELAS) Centre

145 Wellington St. W. Suite 600
Toronto, ON  M5J 1H8

We recommend that you complete a CELBAN self- assessment readiness test before applying to write the examination.
2.IELTS-Academic VersionListening (7.0)
Reading (6.5)
Writing (6.5)
Speaking (7.0)
Overall Band Score (7.0)
International English Language Testing System www.ielts.org. To find a test centre near you, visit the website and click on “Test Takers,” then “Find my nearest test centre.”These are the minimum benchmark scores for each component that must be achieved and includes the standard error of measurement.

Updated Nov 14, 2022