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 pass the Examination to graduate from the HCA Program and receive the Government of Alberta 2019 HCA Provincial Curriculum Certificate.

IMPORTANT: Candidates have a maximum of 60 days from date of program completion to successfully complete the exam (all 3 attempts).

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The Alberta Provincial HCA Exam requires each of the following:

About the Exam

  • Computer-based, proctored Exam, accessible online
  • 24/7 access (excluding statutory holidays) only available dates and times will be available to the candidate when booking.
  • The student is supervised during the exam using a virtual platform.

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Candidates MUST READ THIS HANDBOOK FIRSTAlberta Health Care Aide Examination Candidate Handbook

  • A great resource for  exam candidates and instructors to assist in preparing for the Exam.
  • Contains relevant guidelines, procedures and other supporting information.

Exam Reference Documents