Alberta Provincial Health Care Aide Exam

What is the Alberta Provincial Health Care Aide Exam?

The Government of Alberta Provincial Exam (Exam) provides a standardized assessment to determine Health Care Aide (HCA) students’ success in meeting the entry to practice HCA Program competencies as outlined in the Alberta HCA Competency Profile (2018). All HCA students must successfully complete all course work and practicum pass the Examination to graduate from the HCA Program and receive the Government of Alberta 2019 HCA Provincial Curriculum Certificate.

Candidates must read the candidate handbookAlberta Health Care Aide Examination Candidate Handbook prior to writing the Provincial HCA Examination.


About the Exam

  • Candidates have a maximum of 60-calendar days from the date of program completion to successfully complete the exam (all 3 attempts).
  • The Exam is computer-based, accessible online, with 24/7 access (excluding statutory holidays).
  • The Exam is live-proctored.
  • The Exam is 2 hours in length and a fee schedule outlining the Exam fees may be found here.

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The Alberta Provincial HCA Exam requires each of the following:

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Exam Reference Documents