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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 is offering written test dates on select Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. All  written tests will be facilitated at various locations, by two Recruit Selection Unit Constables. Please note the following:

  • Exam location will be provided to you about a week prior via email.
  • 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:

Edmonton             

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • Saturday, July 03, 2021
  • Tuesday, July 06, 2021
  • Thursday, July 08, 2021
  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021
  • Saturday, July 17, 2021

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

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

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