Access to the Exam


To access the Provincial Exam, Candidates must enrol on the  Alberta HCA Directory. Post-secondary institutions are required to provide students with access and time during regularly scheduled classes to complete this step.

Enrol in the HCA Directory

Candidates will receive an email from the Directory with instructions on how to pay for the Exam and book the Exam within their Directory profile. At the time of payment, Candidates must book their Exam date and time. Exams can be booked within 24 hours and can be written at any time with no accommodation request. If accommodations are required, it is necessary for Candidates to apply and receive confirmation of accommodation prior to paying and booking the desired Exam date.

All communication with candidates will be done by email using the current contact information provided within their Directory profile. Candidates are responsible to log into their Directory profile to update any changes to their contact information.

Refer to* Alberta Health Care Aide Examination Candidate Handbook (2020)  for detailed information about the exam.

For Additional Resources, visit Exam Reference Documents 

How to Book the Exam