Preparing for the Exam

Preparing for the Exam

Students are encouraged to review the Alberta HCA Competency Profile (2018) which outlines the roles and responsibilities of HCAs in Alberta and their course materials before attempting the Exam. Post Secondary Institutions and HCA Programs may provide additional supports such as how to prepare to write multiple choice exams.

For specific information on the structure of the Exam, candidates may review the following:

Practice Exam

An optional Practice Exam is available for all Health Care Aides to prepare for the Provincial Exam. To gain access to the Practice Exam students must enrol on the Directory; information regarding purchasing the practice exam will be made available on the Directory website.

The cost for the practice exam is $40, which provides candidates up to 5 attempts. Once payment is received Candidate will be re-directed to the Measure Platform where they will have access to the Practice Exam.

Candidates MUST READ THIS HANDBOOK FIRST* Alberta Health Care Aide Examination Candidate Handbook (2020)  

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Click here to download the “Preparing for the exam” checklist

Resources for taking a Virtual Exam

For Additional Resources, visit Exam Reference Documents