Proctored Exam for ABST & AIT 

The ABST and AIT provincial final exams are administered by an official government proctor at the Tip of Spear training facility on specific dates each month. Participants must achieve a grade of 80% or higher to pass. Certificates will be mailed, by the Solicitor General, within 2-3 weeks of completion of the final exam for those who pass. 

Requirements to Register

  • 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. Choose the "RE-WRITE ABST exam / Referral" option when you register on one of the dates below.

Cost

  • Free for your initial exam, if you have taken your course through Tip of Spear

  • OR $50 + GST if you need to re-write the exam, or have taken your course from a different course provider

 

Exam Start and Duration

Start times for exams are 1pm and 2:30pm to limit the number of students in the facility due to COVID-19 restrictions.  They 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).

NOTE WE DO NOT BOOK OUT OF TOWN EXAMS FOR THE ABST OR AIT  PROGRAMS. THE STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE TIP OF SPEAR FACILITY IN EDMONTON TO WRITE THEIR GOVERNMENT 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.

Register for the Exam

 
  • Proctored Exam: April 30th 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Apr. 30, 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
  • Proctored Exam: April 30th, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Apr. 30, 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
  • Proctored Exam: May 7th 2021, Friday at 1pm
    May 07, 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
  • Proctored Exam: May 7th, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    May 07, 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
  • Proctored Exam: May 21, 2021, Friday at 1pm
    May 21, 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
  • Proctored Exam: May 21, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    May 21, 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
  • Proctored Exam: JUNE 4th 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Jun. 04, 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
  • Proctored Exam: JUNE 4th, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Jun. 04, 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
  • Proctored 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
  • Proctored 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
  • Proctored Exam: April 9th, 2021. Friday 2:30pm Exam
    Apr. 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
  • Proctored Exam: April 9th 2021, Friday at 1pm
    Apr. 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
 

Preparing for the Exam

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. Complete the online practice exams

  3. Read The Day of Your Exam so you know what to expect

  4. Attend the instructor-led classroom review from 9-11am the morning before your exam (for ABST students only).

    1. If you took the Tip of Spear classroom or ABST Online Plus courses, this is free and you will be automatically registered for the review when you are registered for your exam. 

    2. If you purchased the Tip of Spear ABST Online Basic course, or if you took your course through a different provider, you may still purchase the review now.

About the 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.

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

  • A face mask. You will not be allowed in the facility without a face mask as per the City of Edmonton Bylaws.

Tips for Writing your Exam

  • Ensure that you are well rested and hydrated.

  • Ensure you arrive early to give yourself time to relax and get settled in. Rushing into an exam can result in making rushed choices.

  • If you are one of those people that get anxiety with testing processes, BREATHE.

  • Read through the exam questions slowly to ensure you understand exactly what is being asked of you.

  • Read the scenario question then begin answering the questions.

  • Do not read into the questions. Answer the question as if you have all the information from the question itself.

  • Answer the questions you are sure of first, then work through the remaining questions.

  • If you have a question about what a word means or how a question is presented, you may ask the proctor for clarification. 

  • Answer the scenario question COMPLETELY. Explain your thought process, as there are opportunities for part marks.

Next Steps to get Licenced

 

Tip of Spear Inc. will contact you by e-mail, within a week with the results of the exam, in order for you to continue your application process. If you passed your exam, you will be mailed a certificate directly from the Solicitor General of Alberta, 2-3 weeks after the exam.  Keep this in a safe place.  You will then be able to apply for your Security Services licence.  Click on the button below to see step-by-step instructions.

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