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Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (HOAE)

The Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) – is a required standardized pre-admission test for all applicants in the following programs:

PPNSG - Practical Nursing

PPHTN - Pharmacy Technician

PVETT - Veterinary Technician

The Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (HOAE) is a set of five tests covering academic aptitude, spelling, reading comprehension, science and vocational aptitude.

For more information on the HOAE including a link to view sample questions and study guides, view the  Health Occupation Aptitude Examination page on the Sheridan website.

Applicants to any Ontario College are permitted to complete the HOAE only once every calendar year. A fee applies.

To book your HOAE, please access our online reservation system.

  • Log into myStudent Centre using your Sheridan username and password.
  • Go to the Admissions section and click "Event Registration".
  • Click on the "Register" button beside HOAE.
  • Choose a date.
  • Review the information for the selected session carefully. Click the Confirm button to finalize your choice, or click the Return button to make another selection.


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