Pre-Appraisal Screening

Pre-Appraisal Screening

The pre-appraisal screening procedures bring a measure of safety to our assessments. Candidates will receive in their confirmation email the following forms: PAR-Q+ and Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form. To ensure their safety, candidates are required to print and complete these forms prior to their appointment, and submit them to our staff upon registration.

The PAR-Q+ questionnaire is a straightforward and simple, but essential, first step in the pre-appraisal screening procedure. It is designed to identify those candidates for whom certain physical activities might be inappropriate. Candidates with only ‘No’ responses are cleared to participate in the assessments. Candidates with one or more ‘Yes’ responses in Section 1 and 2 must have their physician complete the Clearance form. Candidates will be permitted to proceed with the assessments once the Clearance form is completed and submitted to the staff upon registration.

The Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form describes the nature of the assessments that will be undertaken and outlines the candidate’s responsibilities.

Once these forms are completed and submitted, candidates will have their resting heart rate and blood pressure measured. For resting heart rate and blood pressure measurements, the candidate will sit for at least 5 minutes. The candidate’s resting heart rate and blood pressure is measured using an automated blood pressure cuff. Candidates will not be permitted to participate in the clinical assessment if their resting heart rate exceeds 100 beats per minute. Candidates will not be permitted to participate in the clinical assessment if their resting systolic blood pressure measurement is greater than 144 mm Hg and/or their resting diastolic blood pressure is greater than 94 mm Hg.

Once each component of the pre-appraisal screening is successfully completed, the candidate is cleared to participate in the assessments.