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College Board Placement (ACCUPLACER) Testing

Testing Remotely

College Board Placement (ACCUPLACER) Testing is available via online, remote delivery for applicants who need to complete Entrance or Placement Testing for admission into specific programs and courses at RDC. Through the use of Examity, a secure online proctoring service, applicants are able to complete this testing at a time that is most convenient for them (24/7/365).


Before registering for the College Board Placement (ACCUPLACER) Test, please read the following guidelines closely.

While taking the College Board Placement (ACCUPLACER) Test:

  • You will be required to have a clean desk or table surface without items on it.
  • You must use a computer that has a webcam and microphone. 
  • You must have a reliable internet connection.
  • You must take the test alone, in a quiet and private space, where you will not be interrupted.
  • You will be monitored by video and a lockdown browser for the duration of the test.
  • Scratch paper and a standard pen/pencil are allowed.
  • You may be asked to install/download a screen-sharing software applet or extension (such as Zoom) so you can interact with the proctor (if not already installed/downloaded on the computer used for testing).
  • The following are not allowed during testing: Food, drink, calculators, cellphones, any other electronic devices, and breaks (unless required for medical purposes). 
  • You are not permitted to access or use any unauthorized resources on the web or in your testing environment while completing the test.

IMPORTANT: If you are registered with Accessibility Services (formerly Disability Resources) at RDC and would like to inquire about the possibility of accessing your approved exam accommodations for this test, please contact Testing Services test [dot] centre [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (via email) prior to paying the proctoring fee and scheduling your test.


When you are ready to take the College Board Placement (ACCUPLACER) Test, please complete the following:

STEP 1: Submit an ACCUPLACER Remote Testing Voucher Request.

Applicants Applying to Specific Credit Programs at RDC (NOT Academic Upgrading)

Email test [dot] centre [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: College%20Board%20Placement%20(ACCUPLACER)%20Testing%20Request, body: Hello%2C%0A%0AI%20would%20like%20to%20register%20for%20the%20College%20Board%20Placement%20(ACCUPLACER)%20Test.%20My%20information%20is%20as%20follows%3A%0A%0AFirst%20and%20Last%20Name%3A%20%0ADate%20of%20Birth%3A%20%0ARDC%20Student%20ID%20Number%3A%20%0A%0AThank%20you.)  with the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • RDC Student ID Number (This number is nine digits long and begins with '000')

IMPORTANT: The email address used to submit this request must be listed on your file in the RDC Student Information System. Testing Services is unable to email the ACCUPLACER Remote Testing Voucher (see below for additional information regarding this voucher) to an email address that is not listed on your file.

Students Enrolling in at Least One Academic Upgrading Course at RDC

If you are looking to enroll in at least one Academic Upgrading course at RDC, you must first connect with an Academic Advisor to determine the most relevant College Board Placement (ACCUPLACER) Test for your desired educational path. Once this determination has been made, the Academic Advisor will submit an ACCUPLACER Remote Testing Voucher Request to Testing Services on your behalf.

STEP 2: Once this information has been received, Testing Services will generate an ACCUPLACER Remote Testing Voucher. This voucher will be sent to you via email from ACCUPLACER.

STEP 3: Click the Examity link in the email from ACCUPLACER. This will bring you to the Examity registration page where you will enter the required information to create an Examity account.

STEP 4: Once you have registered with Examity and created an account, you will receive a confirmation email with login credentials from Examity. You will then login to the Examity Dashboard to set up a profile and schedule a proctoring session to complete your test. Please use the voucher code provided in the email from ACCUPLACER to schedule your test.

IMPORTANT: When setting up your Examity profile, you must upload current and valid photo ID (you will show this same piece of photo ID again once you are ready to begin the test). You will also be required to pay a proctoring fee (one fee per attempt) when you schedule your test.

STEP 5: To complete your test, simply login to the Examity Dashboard at your scheduled writing date/time and follow the instructions provided by the Examity proctor. Once completed, your testing results will be provided to the appropriate RDC Department for use in admission and placement decisions.

For more information on Examity, testing guidelines, and technical requirements, please visit Examity's website.

Practice Resources

For access to practice resources that you can use to prepare for your test, please visit ACCUPLACER's website and select from the following resources*.

  • English Testing:
    • Reading Sample Questions
    • Writing Sample Questions
    • WritePlacer Guide with Sample Essays
  • Math Testing:
    • Arithmetic Sample Questions
  • Academic Upgrading Testing
    • Reading Sample Questions
    • Writing Sample Questions
    • WritePlacer Guide with Sample Essays
    • Arithmetic Sample Questions
    • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Sample Questions
    • Advanced Algebra and Functions Sample Questions

​​​​​​*You do not need to access the [1] Classic and ESL Sample Questions or [2] WritePlacer ESL Guide with Sample Essays resources as RDC does not offer these assessments as part of the College Board Placement (ACCUPLACER) Test at our institution.

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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