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COVID-19 Update

Update (June 10, 2021): The Test Centre on RDC's Main Campus has re-opened and limited in-person service-delivery has resumed. Due to COVID-19 capacity limitations and required health and safety protocols currently in place, in-person service includes only pre-scheduled accommodated exam invigilation at this time.

Students with approved exam accommodations may:

  • Complete exams in-person in the RDC Test Centre by following the instructions below
  • Continue completing exams remotely by working with instructors to facilitate approved exam accommodations IF in-person exam completion is not a requirement for the course

If you encounter difficulties with facilitating or accessing exam accommodations, please contact test [dot] centre [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Testing Services) to explore available options.

IMPORTANT: Everyone who comes to RDC's campuses is required to follow specific steps to help reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Please visit the Coming to Campus webpage for full information on these requirements.

Accommodated testing involves alterations to the way that a test or exam is administered in order to make test-writing environments more accessible. In Testing Services, students with approved exam accommodations will find the necessary space, supports, and technologies required to accommodate their testing needs.

Accommodated TestingGetting Started

Students with documented disabilities affecting mobility, learning, and physical or mental health can register with Accessibility Services to access resources and accommodations needed to achieve their learning outcomes.

Once you have completed the registration process and received your approved exam accommodations, you may begin scheduling accommodated exams with Testing Services.

Booking Accommodated Exams with Testing ServicesTest Writing

To book an accommodated exam for a credit course, log-in to your Access+ Student Portal and click on the Schedule a Test or Exam icon. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to book your exam.

IMPORTANT: You must book your exam a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the class writing date to ensure there is enough time for test preparation and seating arrangement planning. If you miss this deadline, your booking request will be declined and you will be required to make alternate testing arrangements. Students are strongly encouraged to book accommodated exams as early as possible each term; scheduling adjustments may be made afterward, if required.

Information on accommodated exams in Apprenticeship Programs is also available.

Accommodated TestingWriting Accommodated Exams in Testing Services

On the day of your exam, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your writing time and check-in at the Testing Services Main Desk. You will be required to provide valid photo ID (your RDC iCard or government-issued photo ID) upon checking-in for your exam.

Personal belongings are not permitted in the testing labs, with the exception of those necessary for accommodations and any instructor-approved testing resources. Lockers are available free-of-charge while writing exams in Testing Services (limited supply; offered on a first-come, first-served basis).

Contact Testing Services:

403.342.3292 | test [dot] centre [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Monday - Thursday | In-Person (Exam Invigilation Available)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Friday | Online Only (No Exam Invigilation Available)
Closed | Saturday, Sunday, and holidays (as per RDC's Academic Schedule)


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