Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career in Border Services but feel overwhelmed by the daunting CBSA OTEE exam? At Cognitive Results, we specialize in turning your aspirations into reality with our comprehensive CBSA OTEE Program. Designed to address the academic aspect of the certification journey—in mastering the OTEE exam—our program provides the personalized coaching, practice tests, and study materials you need to succeed. Discover how our proven strategies and expert guidance can transform your preparation and set you on the path to success as a Border Services Officer (BSO). Read on to learn more about how Cognitive Results can be your ultimate partner in this crucial step towards your future career.



CBSA OTEE Program Information Details

Becoming a border services officer (BSO) requires some patience. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a very extensive process to make sure they hire the right people with the right skills and experience. Part of this process includes writing the OTEE (Officer Trainee Entrance Exam).

CBSA specifically says to find the guidance you'll need to get through the extensive evaluation and training process. Like most police services or law enforcement organizations, you are expected to research, study, and use your community resources, such as Cognitive Results. This is not a secret process! You are expected to get help.

The CBSA OTEE (Officer Trainee Entrance Exam)

The OTEE (Officer Trainee Entrance Exam) is an online exam composed of 117 multiple-choice questions. These questions have been developed to assess four (4) of the required competencies to become a CBSA officer trainee.

The official CBSA website says the questions are hypothetical and therefore applicants do not require any prior knowledge of the CBSA, but we disagree. Instead, we use a specific training method for our clients that ensures they are prepared for the OTEE.

You must complete the test within the one-week window CBSA gives you. However, once you start it, you must finish it in one sitting. You are given 135 minutes to complete the test.

Although 135 minutes seems like a long time, the test is extensive and you will perform much better with concentrated study efforts. Our program will provide the focus and feedback on the various topics and sections so that you will know where to continue to focus and be prepared overall. You only need to use our program for guidance and practice.

Competencies Assessed in the CBSA OTEE

We offer tailored practice in ALL four areas of the test in our CBSA OTEE program. Here is more information:

  • Reasoning Skills
    • The ability to draw conclusions or inferences from information to solve problems.
  • Analytical Thinking
    • The ability to use a logical thought process to break down and work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome.
  • Client Service Orientation
    • The ability to provide the best service possible (quality, timeliness, completeness, knowledge/competence, courtesy, fairness, outcome, etc.) to both internal and external clients.
  • Writing Skills
    • The ability to produce written documents, including correspondence, reports, documentation, etc., clearly and correctly, using plain language, and in a style and form likely to appeal to and influence the intended audience.

CBSA OTEE Exam Results

Successful results of the OTEE are valid indefinitely. If you receive unsuccessful results, your candidacy will be terminated. If you wish to re-apply, you may rewrite the OTEE one full year after your initial attempt.

What does the CBSA OTEE Program include?


Access to all tests we currently offer.


Information you won't find elsewhere based on experience since 2005.


Extensive video courses for specific topics. Quiz for every lesson to check learning.


Extensive practice tests complete with solutions provided.


Practice as much as you like.


Timed tests simulating the actual test.



$57 monthly
  • Instant access to video teaching, quizzes, practice tests, flashcards, and more.
  • Simulated, timed, practice tests for your particular test.
  • No restrictions on videos, tests, or logins.
  • Save months of time by using our quality material geared towards your test.
  • Teaching is current and accurate! We use general feedback from clients to maintain accuracy.
  • As little or as long as you need - monthly subscription.
  • Includes ALL test programs we offer.


$99 monthly
  • Instant access to video teaching, written teaching, templates, and more.
  • Taught by an experienced police coach (since 2005).
  • No restrictions on videos, lessons, or logins.
  • Current members have an option to purchase further coaching.
  • As little or as long as you need - monthly subscription.
  • Includes interview and psych programs.

Why choose Cognitive Results? (Since 2005)

Current Teaching

Continuously updated, accurate programs.

Complete Programs

Full teaching programs, not just a bank of tests repeating the same questions.

Learning Tools

Learn how not just what. Videos with quizzes to check progress. Teaching, tests, practice exams.

Very High Success Rates

Our clients are successful.

Ad-free Learning Platform

No distracting ads to deal with.

Video Teaching

For visual learners, by an experienced teacher.

Are you ready for success?

We're here to help cut the noise on getting you ready for your career in policing.

Since 2005, we've helped clients achieve their dream career. We hear every day how clients are grateful that they found us. Our programs are based on QUALITY and RESULTS.

Our goal is to provide you with all the resources to navigate your police journey with ease. You still have to do the work, but we've made it so much easier by providing clear teaching that is directly targeted at your test or interview.

We've had amazing success over the years and our police grads still keep in touch. This is a relationship business. We are here to help!

Your Cognitive Results membership is an investment in your future. If you want to shave off a year or more of frustration, you've come to the right place.

Our biggest piece of advice to you is don't underestimate your test or your interview. We have had many, many clients come to us who have used other websites and struggled with forward movement in their journey. We are DIFFERENT. Read through the testimonials and you will see many people who used us later on and regretted not investing in themselves.

Your police test and police interview need to be taken seriously and need to be given the time and attention they deserve. You will get the right teaching and the right practice from us. There is no fluff in our material but it is thorough - be forewarned.

There IS a lot to learn to do this right and get through on the first attempt - but you really want this career change, right? So step out of your comfort zone (because this is good training in advance for Police College as well).

We are here to help you - please reach out with any questions and let's get your career unstuck.