Practice 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:

A 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 exam will be emailed to candidates within seven (7) business days of applying to the Directory.

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.

About the Exam

The Alberta HCA Examination Candidate Handbook (2020) is a resource for exam candidates and instructors to assist in preparing for the Exam and understanding related processes. This handbook contains relevant guidelines, procedures and other supporting information.

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


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