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ACT and APCAT Testing

Applicants are required to successfully complete these tests prior to taking the Alberta Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police Officers (A-PREP). The ACT is designed to assess ability to communicate in writing and the APCAT is a job-related written examination. You no longer need to have submitted an application prior to writing exams.

The Edmonton Police Service Recruit Selection Unit wanted to provide each of you with an update regarding the procedure surrounding Written Testing.  As of this week (March 23) we will be offering additional Written Test dates.  The new dates will likely occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 0800 hours however will be subject to change.  The Written Test dates on Saturdays, from April 18th onward, will also remain available.

All of the Written Tests will continue to be facilitated at the Continuing Education Unit, 10173 97 St, by two Recruit Selection Unit Constables however:

  • Exam dates are subject to change. You will be contacted if your registered exam date is changed.
  • There is a maximum of 15 participants per exam.
  • The participants will sanitize their hands upon entering the building.
  • The participants will not be allowed to attend if they have travelled outside of Canada in the past six weeks.
  • The participants will not be allowed to attend if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness.
  • The participants will be placed a minimum of two meters (six feet) apart from one another.
  • The participants will be required to wear a mask while inside the building.

Written Test Dates:


  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021

**Although no application is required, please note that your professionalism is being assessed and that writing the exam counts as an official attempt.**

EPS Continuing Education Unit 
10173 - 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta

Applicants must be registered to attend the above test sessions. You can register here.

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