Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE)

Pre-Admission Test for all Practical Nursing, OTA/PTA and Cardiovascular Technology Applicants

  • In addition to the successful completion of all admission requirements, all applicants to Mohawk's Practical Nursing, OTA/PTA or Cardiovascular Technology programs must complete a mandatory standardized Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) as part of the selection process.
  • You must write the HOAE prior to the deadline.
  • There is a fee of $50.00 to write this test.
  • Offers of admission to these highly competitive programs will be made based on a combination of test results and ranking of academic history.

Once you receive your letter of acknowledgement, please contact the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-2448 to book your test. The Pre-Admission Testing Centre hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

You may e-mail hoae [at] mohawkcollege.ca if you have any questions related to test procedures.

Booking & Deadlines

For specific HOAE deadline dates, please contact the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-2448.

Resources

Are you an Applicant with a disability?

If you are an applicant with a disability, testing accommodations may be arranged with appropriate documentation. Please call the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-2448 as soon as possible to indicate that you require testing accommodations.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Book your HOAE testing date and time.
  2. Prepare for the HOAE using our on-line resources (above).
  3. Arrive 30-60 minutes early to ensure adequate time to park, locate the testing room and process payment.
  4. Provide the testing centre with photo identification and proof of payment (receipt provided to you at The Square).
  5. Write your HOAE. The maximum time allowed for the test is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
  6. Instructions on how to access your HOAE results will be provided to you upon test completion.

HOAE Test Fee

A test fee of $50 is due prior to testing.

If testing during regular business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm), the test payment of $50 must be made at The Square (C101) prior to testing. Acceptable methods of payment are Cash, Money Order, Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

If you are writing the HOAE in the evening or on a Saturday, you may pay prior to your test time at The Square (C101) during regular business hours, or bring payment to your scheduled exam appointment (if testing after 4:30 pm). If payment is brought to the appointment, the only acceptable method of payment is a Money Order or Cashier’s Cheque made payable to 'Mohawk College.'

Things to bring with you to the College

  1. Photo identification (Driver's License, Health Card, Student Card, Passport)
  2. An acceptable method of payment and/or the receipt provided to you after payment is made at The Square.

Testing Policy

  1. The HOAE can only be written once per application cycle. There are no re-writes.
  2. All testing must be completed by the deadline. Testing dates and spaces are limited. To guarantee a test date, please book your testing appointment as soon as possible.
  3. No external aids, including calculators and dictionaries, are permitted.

All students with disabilities who require testing accommodation for writing the HOAE will be required to identify when calling to book the test.

Pre-Admission Test for all PSW to PN Bridging Students

This bridging program is for Certificate-prepared Personal Service Worker students to facilitate a clear path for advanced standing into second semester of the Mohawk Practical Nursing program (715). 

Interested applicants must:

  • Visit the PSW to PN Bridging webpage for program details and information on admission requirements.
  • Apply through Ontario Colleges (opens new window) to the PSW to PN Bridging program (758).
  • Submit documentation supporting your eligibility.
  • Once documentation has been submitted and approved, complete a mandatory standardized Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) before the deadline.

 

Booking and Deadlines

For specific HOAE deadline dates, please contact the Mohawk Testing Centre at 905-575-2448.

Resources

    Are you an Applicant with a disability?

    If you are an applicant with a disability, testing accommodations may be arranged with appropriate documentation. Please call the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-2448 as soon as possible to indicate that you require testing accommodations.

    A detailed list of resources such as sample questions and FAQ's is available below. You may email hoae [at] mohawkcollege.ca if you have any questions related to test procedures.

    Step By Step Instructions

    1. It is strongly suggested you provide Admissions with all necessary credentials prior to testing. Once you have done so and received approval to write the HOAE, contact the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-2448 to schedule your session date and time. There is a $50 fee to write the HOAE.
    2. Prepare for your test using our on-line resources (below).
    3. Arrive 30-60 minutes early to ensure adequate time to park, process fee payment, and locate the testing room.
    4. Provide the Testing Centre with photo identification and proof of payment (the receipt provided to you by the Registration Centre at The Square – see below).
    5. Write your test. The maximum time allowed for the test is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
    6. You will be provided with a handout upon test completion with instructions on how to access your HOAE scores through your MyMohawk account.

    HOAE Test Fee

    A test fee of $50 is due prior to testing.

    If testing during regular business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm), the test payment of $50 must be made at The Square (Room C102) prior to testing. Acceptable methods of payment at the Registration Centre are Cash, Money Order, Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

    If you are writing the HOAE outside of regular business hours, you may pay prior to your test time at “The Square” (Room C102) during their regular business hours, or bring payment to your scheduled exam appointment.  If payment is brought to the appointment, the only acceptable method of payment is a Money Order or Cashier’s Cheque made payable to 'Mohawk College.'

    Things to bring with you to the College

    • Photo identification (Driver's License, Health Card, Student Card, Passport)
    • An acceptable method of payment and/or the receipt provided to you after payment is made at the Registration Centre.

     

    Testing Policy

    1. The HOAE can only be written once per application cycle. There are no re-writes.
    2. To guarantee a test date, please book your testing appointment as soon as possible.
    3. No external aids, including calculators and dictionaries, are permitted.