How to Apply


How does a Health Care Aide enrol in the Directory? 

Health Care Aides may review these resources in completing their application to the Directory:

Why do HCAs need to provide ID when applying?

It is a requirement for the HCA application process for Health Care Aides need to provide two pieces of current and valid Government-issued identification when applying to the Alberta HCA Directory; one must be photo ID in order to validate legal name, date of birth and address.

An exception will be made if an HCA can only provide one valid piece of Government-issued photo identification. In addition to their one valid photo ID, one expired Government-issued ID will be accepted however, it must be accompanied by either an employee ID or a notarized document confirming identity.

What are acceptable forms of Government-issued ID?

Applicants must provide two of the following forms of ID:

  • Driver’s license
  • Alberta provincial ID card
  • Valid passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship certificate card
  • Permanent residence card
  • Treaty status card
  • Firearms card
  • Canadian immigration visa
  • Canadian forces identification card
  • Correctional services Canada card
  • Corrections officer identification card
  • Employee ID for child and family service authority card

How does an institution send official transcripts to the Directory?

Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed to the Directory. HCAs are required to complete and submit an HCA Transcript Request form to their institution providing consent to release their official transcripts to the Directory.

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