Government Exam for ABST & AIT 

Once you have completed your Alberta Basic Security Training (ABST) or Alberta Investigators Training (AIT) course, the next step is to take your government final exam. Participants must achieve a grade of 80% or higher to pass and be able to apply for their Security Services licence. Certificates will be mailed by the Solicitor General within 2-3 weeks of completion of the final exam for those who pass.

The government final exams for ABST and AIT are administered by an official government proctor on specific dates each month and are offered two ways through Tip of Spear:

  1. In-person at the Tip of Spear training facility in Edmonton

  2. Online from your own home

Requirements to Register for the Exam

 
  • If you took the Tip of Spear ABST classroom course, you must have completely finished the course. 

    • Tip of Spear will automatically register you to take the exam on the Friday of the course. You do not need to register for the exam.

  • If you took the Tip of Spear online ABST or AIT courses, you must have 100% completed your course, and have received at least 80% on the course quizzes. If you have not achieve this, you will NOT be permitted to take the proctored exam.

    • If you have completed this, please register yourself at least 48 hours before an exam so we can give the required notice to the Solicitor General's exam proctor. 

  • If you took a course through a different provider, you must provide proof of completing and passing the course. 

    • Email us a copy of your completion certificate at least 48 hours before your exam

    • Your exam costs are $50 + GST. (The exam costs are not included unless your course is done through Tip of Spear Inc.)  Please register yourself at least 48 hours before an exam so we can give the required notice to the Solicitor General's exam proctor. If you register for the in-person exam, choose the "RE-WRITE ABST exam / Referral" option when you register on one of the dates below.

In-Person or Online Exams

 
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In-Person Exam

Take the exam at our facility in Edmonton.

 

Free if:

  • You took your course through Tip of Spear

  • It's the first time you're writing it

 

$50+GST if you:

  • Took your course through a different provider

  • Are re-writing it

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Online Exam

Take the exam online, from your own home. 

 

The requirements to use this service are to have a stable internet connection, computer/laptop, microphone, and camera. Note that you will be video/sound recorded.

$50+GST:

Regardless of which provider you took your course through or how many times you've written it.

Please note that there is no classroom review prior to the online exam.

Register for the In-Person Exam

 
  • In-Person Exam: October 8, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: October 8, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Oct. 08, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • In-Person Exam: October 8, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-Person Exam: October 8, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Oct. 08, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • In-Person Exam: October 22, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: October 22, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • In-Person Exam: October 22, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-Person Exam: October 22, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • In-Person Exam: September 17, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-Person Exam: September 17, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Sep. 17, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • In-Person Exam: September 17, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: September 17, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Sep. 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • In-Person Exam: September 10, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-Person Exam: September 10, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Sep. 10, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • In-Person Exam: September 10, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: September 10, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Sep. 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Tip Of Spear Inc, 11217 149 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1W6, Canada
    For ABST and AIT courses

Register for the Online Exam

 
  • Online Exam: Oct 4th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Online Exam: Oct 4th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Oct. 04, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • Online Exam: Oct 15, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Online Exam: Oct 15, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Oct. 15, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • Online Exam: Oct 18th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Online Exam: Oct 18th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Oct. 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • Online Exam: Oct 22, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Online Exam: Oct 22, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • Online Exam: SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Online Exam: SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Sep. 24, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • Online Exam: SEPTEMBER 13th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Online Exam: SEPTEMBER 13th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Sep. 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • Online Exam: Sept 10, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Online Exam: Sept 10, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Sep. 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
  • Online Exam: SEPTEMBER 27th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Online Exam: SEPTEMBER 27th, 2021, Monday at 2pm
    Sep. 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Online link will be emailed to you
    For ABST and AIT courses
 

Preparing for the Exam

About the Exam

The exams take approximately one hour to complete. Students must arrive and sign in by 12:30pm (for the 1pm exam) or 2pm (for the 2:30pm exam).

The exam includes true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions, therefore your proficiency in reading and writing English is important to successfully pass the exam. If you do not understand an exam question, ask the exam proctor to explain the question. They will not provide the answer.

 

This exam DOES NOT include any physical activity testing.

These exams take preparation to feel confident with the material. Don't expect it to be easy, or to walk in without studying and expect to pass. Take the exam as seriously, as you take your career and your safety.

We strongly recommend the doing the following things to ensure you are more than prepared to pass your exam:

  1. Study your manual and notes

  2. Read The Day of Your Exam section below so you know what to expect going into your exam

  3. For ABST Online Plus or Classroom students:

    1. Complete the online practice exams

    2. Attend the instructor-led classroom review from 9-11am the morning before your exam. This is free and you will be automatically registered for the review when you are registered for your exam. 

Exam Preparation Bundle

Increase your chances of passing your government exam! If you previously purchased the ABST Online Basic bundle and realized you want to take the Classroom Review and access the online Practice Exams, you can upgrade to the ABST Online Plus bundle!

Price is $45+GST

The Day of Your Exam

 

What to Bring with you when you Take the Exam:

  • Government-Issued Picture Identification (please note that school ID or Alberta Health Care cards will NOT be accepted).

  • A pen