I-CELBAN Testing

I-CELBAN Testing for Internationally Educated Nurses

  • I-CELBAN is an assessment tool designed to assess the English language proficiency of internationally-educated nurses who are applying for licensure in the nursing profession in Canada.
  • There is a fee of $175.00 to write this test.
    (HHS Participants are not required to pay as it is funded by the HHS)

Please contact the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-1212 ext. 4123 to book your test. The Pre-Admission Testing Centre phone line hours are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm

You may e-mail hoae@mohawkcollege.ca if you have any questions related to test procedure.

Resources

Sample Questions (opens new window)

Are you a Student with a disability?

If you are a student with a disability, testing accommodations may be arranged with appropriate documentation. Please call the Pre-Admission Testing Centre at 905-575-1212 ext. 4123 as soon as possible to indicate that you require testing accommodations.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Book your I-CELBAN testing date and time.
  2. Prepare for your test 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:
    • HHS Participants:
      • HHS Identification
    • Non-HHS Participants:
      • Photo Identification
      • Proof of Payment (receipt provided to you when paying for your test).
  5. Arrive at the testing centre 30 minutes early and write your test. The test is approximately 2.5 hours.
  6. Instructions on how to access your I-CELBAN results will be provided to you upon test completion.

I-CELBAN Test Fee:

(HHS Participants are not required to pay as it is funded by the HHS)

fee of $175 must be paid on/before the day of testing. Payment can be made at Registration at the IAHS campus or at the Fennell Campus, "The Square", during regular business hours (8:30am-4:30pm). Acceptable methods of payment are Cash, Money Order, Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

If you are a Hamilton Health Science Participant receiving funding for the test, please bring your HHS identification card with you to your appointment.

Things to bring with you to the College:

HHS Participants:

  • HHS Identification

Non-HHS Participants:

  • Photo Identification
    • Driver’s License, Health Card, Student Card, Passport
  • Proof of Payment (the receipt will be provided to you after payment is made.

Testing Policy:

  • The testing centre will not administer the I-CELBAN test if you do not possess the required items above (i.e. identification, proof of payment).
  • No external aids, including calculators and dictionaries, are permitted.

All students who require testing accommodation based on a disability when writing the I-CELBAN will be required to notify the staff member when calling to book the test.