Candidates are asked to follow of the instructions noted below:

 BEFORE THE DAY OF TESTING:

  • Candidates MUST download, print, complete, and sign the CSEP Get Active Questionnaire that can be accessed on the OPPATTM website; both (2) pages MUST be brought to their appointment.
  • Candidates who have a pre-existing medical condition or who experience ‘white coat syndrome’ are strongly encouraged to bring medical authorization from their healthcare provider.
  • Female candidates who may be pregnant or who have a confirmed pregnancy are required to have written medical authorization from their physician or other regulated healthcare practitioner that clearly indicates that the candidate can participate in physical demands testing
  • ALL medical documentation signed by a regulated healthcare provider must be dated within 30 days of the candidates’ appointment.

Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will have their test cancelled; NO refund will be issued. NO EXCEPTIONS.  

Candidates are asked to REFRAIN from:

  • participating in a physical demands test with another provider at least 48 hours prior to their OPPATTM appointment;
  • engaging in strenuous activity at least 12 hours prior to their OPPATTM appointment;
  • riding-out or working on the road with a paramedic service organization at least 12 hours prior to their OPPATTM appointment;
  • consuming caffeine (including coffee, tea, energy drinks, etc.) at least 8 hours prior to their OPPATTM appointment;
  • using stimulants of any type at least 8 hours prior to their OPPATTM appointment.

Candidates with a resting blood pressure that is above 160/90 mmHg, and/or a resting heart rate that is above 100bpm at the time of intake on the day of their testing will not be tested.

 

ON THE DAY OF TESTING:

Candidates MUST:

  • have their hair above their collar, wear their school or allied services’ uniform, and wear their regulation safety boots or shoes (please note: to avoid unnecessary slips, trips or falls, we ask candidates that during the winter months they bring their safety boots / shoes with them and put them on at the start of the test);
  • arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes PRIOR to their scheduled appointment time;
  • take their regularly prescribed medications;
  • bring one piece of government issued photo identification;
  • bring their completed CSEP Get Active Questionnaire and all medical authorization forms (if applicable).

Candidates with a resting blood pressure that is above 160/90 mmHg, and/or a resting heart rate that is above 100bpm at the time of intake on the day of their testing will not be tested.

Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will have their test cancelled; NO refund will be issued. NO EXCEPTIONS.