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

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Effective August 1st, 2020, all students who enter the facility to take a class must bring their own face mask and wear it, as per the City of Edmonton Bylaw. Please view our full COVID-19 Policy for more information.

  • In-Person Exam: JUNE 18, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: JUNE 18, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Jun. 18, 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: JUNE 18, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-Person Exam: JUNE 18, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Jun. 18, 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: JULY 9th 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: JULY 9th 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Jul. 09, 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: JULY 9th, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-person Exam: JULY 9th, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Jul. 09, 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: JULY 23, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-person Exam: JULY 23, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Jul. 23, 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: JULY 23, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-person Exam: JULY 23, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Jul. 23, 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: August 13, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: August 13, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Aug. 13, 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: August 13, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-Person Exam: August 13, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Aug. 13, 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: August 27, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    In-Person Exam: August 27, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Aug. 27, 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: August 27, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    In-Person Exam: August 27, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Aug. 27, 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

Register for the Online Exam