CELBAN preparation course

Health Care Assistant Training College in Vancouver, BC

Course Description

This 4-week program effectively prepares Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) examination. It is designed to prepare learners through comprehensive and intensive lessons and guided practice in all areas of the CELBAN exam including reading, writing, listening, speaking and test taking strategies. The program will help learners be familiar with the expectations, format, and content of the CELBAN test as well as improving their English skills and abilities.

Duration and Delivery Mode

  • 4 Weeks, in class instruction

Admission Requirement

  • Applicants must provide proof of meeting English language competency requirements. (Please refer to the language proficiency policy.)

Language Competency Requirement

English Proficiency Test Overall Score Speaking Listening Writing Reading
IELTS* 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.5
CELBAN* n/a 7 7 6 6

* The test result is valid for two years.

Tuition and Other Fees

Non-refundable Application Fee: $250 (Domestic)/ $300 (International)
Tuition: $1,200 (Domestic/International)

*Tuition does not include textbooks, supplies and other applicable costs


Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion.

Starting Dates

Year 2020: March 2 / May 11 / September 7

If the program is full at the time you wish to register, please register for the next available start date. In the event of cancellations or transfers, we will move students ahead accordingly. This is done on a first come first serve basis and we cannot hold a seat without a deposit.

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