FAQ

I am a lapsed Mensa member. What can I do?
You are in luck --- if you have ever been a Mensa member, then you don't need a re-test in order to rejoin us. Simply contact the National Office, and identify yourself as a lapsed Mensa member interested in renewing. You will need to provide proof of you membership, so have your membership number handy when you call or e-mail.

I'm not sure I'm ready for this. Is there a practice test I can take first?
There is a short online practice test on the Mensa Canada website. We also offer a Preliminary Home Test. The cost is $25, and it can be ordered from our National Office. It takes about an hour to complete, and will give you a good idea of what to expect on the supervised test. When you are finished writing it, simply mail it back to the National Office for marking.

I wrote an IQ test in high school. Can I use that as proof of my brilliance?
Possibly. We do accept some tests as "prior evidence". Visit Mensa Canada's prior evidence page for more information.

I took the Supervised Test. When will my results arrive?
Test results will be mailed to you within 4-5 weeks after taking the test. The marking is done at our National Office, and not by the Toronto Proctor.

Will my Mensa test results include my IQ score?
No. Your test results will indicate only whether you qualified for membership in Mensa Canada. To obtain your IQ score, you must take a test with a qualified psychologist.

I failed the Supervised Test. May I write it again?
You may write the Supervised Test after one year has elapsed since your previous attempt. If you fail a second time, I'm afraid that's it... for life. However, you may also take an IQ test with a qualified psychologist. If you score in the 98% percentile or higher, then you may submit the test results to us for an evaluation by our supervisory psychologist. To set up an appointment, contact the Ontario Psychological Association at 416-961-0069, and tell them that you are looking for someone who administers IQ tests.

How much are the annual membership dues?
The National Office regulates membership dues, which are are available to adults, students, and families. Discounts apply if you purchase a membership for two years. For details, please see Mensa Canada.

I have a brilliant child. What should I do?
You must be 14 years of age or older to take the Mensa Qualification Test. You may also contact The Association For Bright Children Of Ontario (416-925-6136).