The Self-Assessment Tool IS NOT available for remaining exam administrations in 2022

A self-assessment tool is available to help candidates increase familiarity with the registration examination style and format. The self-assessment uses the same platform as the registration examination and therefore replicates its look and feel.

There are two brief simulations in the self-assessment and it takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

The self-assessment for entry-to-practice counselling/psychotherapy profession is:

  • very brief
  • computer-based
  • bilingual
  • pan-Canadian
  • simulation-style
  • competency-based

The self-assessment is taken in the privacy of your own home anywhere in the world with a secure internet connection and has the following features:

  • the purchase of the self-assessment is single-use only
  • it is a very short version of the national assessment
  • it uses the same platform style as the national assessment
  • it uses a user-created password for access (this password CANNOT BE USED for the registration examination)
  • the self-assessment webpage has BLUE font in the titles (the registration examination has RED font in the titles)
  • it looks, feels, and acts similarly to the large-scale examination
  • it has an auto-generated report that indicates general areas of strength, challenge, or concern based on the responses provided by the self-assessment taker

Because the self-assessment is very brief, only very general indicators of strength, challenge, or concern are possible.

An auto-generated report arrives in your e-mail inbox upon completion of the self-assessment and contains general areas of strength, concern, and challenge, based on the results of the brief assessment process.1 It does not provide item by item results. No answer key is provided.

1The self-assessment is scored based on the responses that the test-taker has given in each section of the assessment. Each section of each simulation has been assigned a “pass score” based on good client care in the context of the section.


Area of Strength:              Results indicate consistent responses above a passing score. (PASS)

Area of Challenge:           Results indicate a variation of responses that are generally at a passing score, with occasional responses dipping below a passing score. (PASS)

Area of Concern:              Results show responses are variably at and below a passing score. (FAIL)

DISCLAIMER: The self-assessment is designed and intended for personal use and guidance purposes only. The results of the self-assessment are not retained and are not connected to any information pertaining to admissibility to write the National Assessment. 

No record of your self-assessment responses is retained by COMPASS.