Testing Services

SAIT Testing Services abides by the following SAIT Invigilation policies and procedures:

Hours of Operations

To view the Testing Services hours of operation and closures, please click here.

Testing for Admission to SAIT

SAIT Testing Services offers SAIT admission testing for prospective students seeking admission to SAIT programs. Admission tests are for entry into SAIT programs only. Admission tests are not considered equivalent to Alberta Education diploma examinations.

Study materials for most exams can be found here or by clicking on the specific test below.
All tests are 3 hours; with the exception of English 30 (4.5 hours) and Professional Cooking (1.5 hours).

The following admission tests are available:

Apprenticeship and Pre-employment

Biology

  • Biology 20
  • Biology 30

Chemistry

  • Chemistry 20
  • Chemistry 30

Electrical Pre-Employment

English

General

  • Keyboarding - Computerized five minute exam, five tries per sitting; 30 minutes of practice time is allowed

Math

Physics

  • Physics 20
  • Physics 30

There is a $50 fee for each assessment. All fees must be paid prior to taking any test. Payment must be made at the SAIT Cashier's Office in MC201, Stan Grad Centre, during regular office hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am - 4 pm. Closed from 12:30 pm - 1 pm for lunch
  • Wednesday: 9 pm - 4 pm. Closed from 12:30 - 1 pm for lunch

Admission exam results for Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Physics and Keyboarding must meet the minimum admission requirements of each program to be considered for SAIT admission (I.e., if the Math requirement for a SAIT program is 50% and the Admission examinee achieves a 55% grade, they would meet the admission requirement). Please review program Admission requirements prior to taking your SAIT Admissions exam. All grades are entered into SAIT's Student Banner System.

The Apprentice Technician and pre-employment admission exams require a 70% pass grade to be considered for SAIT Program Admission and to coordinate with AIT standards.

Applicants requesting prerequisite testing must be over 17 years of age prior to the date of registration, or have achieved their high school diploma or equivalent.

Note: Please allow 10 business days before inquiring about your exam results. Any inquiries following that time can be emailed to testing@sait.ca.

To book a seat for your exam, click here.

Testing for Placement into Academic Upgrading at SAIT

Placement tests are designed to determine the proper level of placement into Academic Upgrading classes. These tests must be booked in advance. You can receive booking instructions for your testing appointment by e-mailing upgrading@sait.ca, with your SAIT ID number (if you have one). The following placement tests are available (click on the links below to review the study guide for each test):

All testing takes place at SAIT, Room MC221, Stan Grad Centre. Please bring the following with you when you write your test:

  • Picture ID - Exams will not be released without valid picture identification.
  • Pencil
  • Calculator (Please note that calculators may or may not be permitted for certain exams. Please contact SAIT Testing regarding the type of calculator allowed).

Students with temporary or permanent physical, learning or other disabilities may be provided accommodations for exams. Please contact Accessibility Services at accessibility.services@sait.ca for more information.

Invigilation Services for Instructors

SAIT Instructors can use Testing Services for make-up exams for their students. Instructors are required to complete a Testing Services invigilation form, and to deliver and pick up exams. For more information please contact us at testing@sait.ca.

SAIT Distance Exams

Most SAIT distance exams are coordinated through Distance Learning at SAIT. To arrange or discuss your exam, please email distance.education@sait.ca.

External Exam Invigilation Services

External exam invigilation is also offered through SAIT Testing Services. For a $100 dollar per exam sitting fee, Testing Services will distribute, invigilate and collect examinations for external businesses, other universities and colleges. In order to book exams, individuals must contact with their institutions regarding exam invigilation request forms, contact information required, and courier or mailing fees prior to contacting SAIT Testing Services. Copies of the examinations, proper instructions and procedures will be required. Exam sitting and courier fees must be paid by the examinee or sending institution prior to writing.

Contact Testing Services: 

What is an external exam? 

An external exam is an examination that comes from an institution/company other than SAIT and requires a SAIT invigilator or proctor for supervision. Students are NOT SAIT students and these are not SAIT courses.

How to arrange an external exam:

STUDENTS

1. Start by sending us an email request with:

A. Your full name
B. Contact information (address, student ID)
C. Institution/Company
D. Exam name & course code
E. Whether your exam is on-line or paper based
F. Other pertinent details regarding your exam(s) and institution(s) (material required, etc.)
G. Exam date requested
H. Requested exam time
I. Length of exam (please see our hours of operation)

**Please note that External exams cannot be scheduled during SAIT final exam time periods

  • Dec. 15-19, 2014
  • April 20-24, 2015

** There is a fee of $100 per exam per sitting
** If your exam is paper-based, either you or your institution is responsible for providing a return envelope with appropriate postage affixed
If your institution requires a completed proctor form, attach it to external.exams@sait.ca.

2. Your email will receive a response within 5 business days. We will advise at that time of any issues/concerns.

3. If the request is accepted, examinations MUST be arranged by you and your institution at least 2 weeks in advance of the examination. There are NO exceptions. 

4. is a fee of $100 per sitting for each exam that must be paid prior to the examination. You must advise in advance of whether you or your institution is responsible for these fees.

5. It is the responsibility of the student or sending institution to arrange delivery of completed exams. This must be arranged in advance of the examination. You or your institution must provide a prepaid envelope (Purolator, Fed-Ex, stamps) to return any written materials required by your institution. Please inquire with your institution regarding return envelopes and postage.

6. SAIT Testing Services does not make or keep copies of completed external examinations unless specifically requested by the external institution/company and agreed upon by SAIT Testing prior to exam completion. Original completed exams will be returned via the postage and envelope provided by the student or institution. SAIT Testing Services is not liable for exams lost due to postal or shipping issues.

EXTERNAL COMPANIES/INSTITUTIONS

** We are currently in the process of creating a general invigilation contract for our services. As soon as it is up and running, it will be posted to this website.

1. Start by sending us an email request with:

A. Institution/Company Name
B. Contact information (address, contact person; email/phone)
C. Exam name and purpose
D. Whether the exam is on-line or paper-based
E. Other pertinent details regarding the exam(s) (i.e. software and implementation requirements, materials required, etc.)
F. Exam date(s) requested. Please see our hours of operation. Please note our hours of operation are subject to change.
G. Requested Exam times.
H. Length of each exam
I. External exams cannot be scheduled during SAIT final exam time periods:

  • Dec. 15-19, 2014
  • April 20-24, 2015

** There is a fee of $100 per exam per sitting
** If your exam is paper-based, either you or your institution is responsible for providing a return envelope with appropriate postage affixed
If your institution requires a completed proctor form, attach it to external.exams@sait.ca.

2. Your email will receive a response within 5 business days. We will advise at that time of any issues/concerns. 

3. If the request is accepted, examinations MUST be arranged by at least 2 weeks in advance of the examination. There are no exceptions. 

4. There is a fee of $100 per sitting for each exam that must be paid within 30 days of each exam sitting. Payment of fees must be agreed upon in advance of exam invigilation.

5. SAIT Testing Services is not responsible for the cost of delivery of completed exams. You must inform in advance if it is the responsibility of the sending institution or the examinee to arrange delivery of completed exams. A Prepaid envelope (Purolator, Fed-Ex, stamps) or pick-up can be arranged to return any written materials required by the external institution/company.

6. SAIT Testing Services does not make or keep copies of completed external examinations unless specifically requested by the external institution/company and agreed upon by SAIT Testing prior to exam completion. Original completed exams will be returned via the postage and envelope provided by the student or institution. SAIT Testing Services is not liable for exams lost due to postal or shipping issues.

Can SAIT provide invigilation for online exams?

Yes, we can provide examination supervision for online exams. We must be informed in advance of any computer software requirements so that we can determine whether or not we have the resources available to accommodate the exam and/or can install them in advance.

Where are the exams held?

Exams are held at the main SAIT campus in the Stan Grad Centre at MC221.

Is ID required?

Yes. We require government or institution-issued identification (driver's license, passport, school ID card). Some institutions also require us to view a second piece of identification, examinees are asked to please check with their institution/company and come prepared.

What can I bring into the exam?

Only the specific exam materials (calculator, pencil, eraser) and re-sealable drink container such as water bottles are allowed in the testing room. Examinees will not be permitted to bring in any electronic dictionaries, cell phones, MP3 players or other unauthorized material (i.e. class notes, textbook), unless the exam instructions explicitly state these items are allowed. If examinees have questions regarding permitted exam materials, they are asked to please contact their institution/company.

Given that this is an exam testing centre, we ask that you arrange appropriate childcare prior to writing your examination so as to avoid any distractions.

What can I expect at the Testing Centre?

The SAIT Testing Centre consists of two classrooms; one strictly for computer-based exams and the other for paper-based exams. We do our best to maintain proper testing conditions as well as provide earplugs on request. There is also access to water fountains and restrooms if required.

What if external students/examinees have a documented disability and require accommodations?

The Testing Centre will accommodate all requests as best as possible. If examinees require a private room, extra time or adaptive technology, we will need proof of assessment (i.e. from institution's disability counselors). An accommodation memo can be emailed to external.exams@sait.ca or mailed with the exam. All information provided is held under strict FOIP policies and used only for verification purposes.

Please email external.exams@sait.ca any other inquiries regarding taking an external exam at SAIT.