External Exam Centre

The Enrolment Services Exam Centre administers assessments for non-University of Calgary exam takers. We offer a welcoming, efficient and reliable exam writing experience for students who are taking courses domestically or internationally through a variety of institutions, businesses and professional organizations.

Types of hosted exams

We can host almost any exam you may need proctored. Some of the types of exams we host include:

  • Pre-admissions/entrance exams
  • Post-secondary exams for distance learners, including Athabasca University, MacEwan University, and many others
  • University of London exams
  • Professional designation exams
  • Real Estate Council of Alberta exams
  • Certification exams, including for the University of Alberta's Continuing Dental Education program

Making a booking

For mailed exams:

We prefer at least 10 business days between submitting your booking form and the exam date. This allows enough time for your exam to arrive from your home institution. If you require an earlier booking and your exam can be express-mailed, we’ll try to accommodate your request.

For emailed/online exams:

We prefer at least five business days between submitting your booking form and the exam date. If you need an earlier booking, contact us and we’ll try to accommodate your request.

Note: Are you acting on behalf of an institution, business or professional organization? Please contact us directly to make exam writing arrangements for your students.

Booking availability

We are now open for in-person proctoring services, and look forward to hosting you soon!

Bookings are regularly available at these times:

  • Mornings, Monday through Friday
  • Afternoons, Monday through Thursday

If you are looking for another day or time, please email us at exam.centre@ucalgary.ca, and we will see what we can do to accommodate. Take care and stay well!

Booking your exam

students studying

General exam

We offer students studying in Canada and around the world a welcoming and professional exam writing experience.

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RECA exam

We are an approved testing centre for the Real Estate Council Alberta (RECA).


University of London exam

We are a designated testing centre for students who are taking courses through the University of London.

Exam day

Plan to arrive about 10 minutes before your exam is scheduled to begin.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • We are following guidelines established by Alberta Health Services.
  • Face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces at the University of Calgary, in alignment with the City of Calgary's bylaw; please wear one as you enter the exam centre.
  • If you are ill or experiencing symptoms of any kind, please notify us and do not attend the exam. We will happily reschedule you at no additional cost.
  • Physical distancing must be followed; please adhere to the signage on campus.
  • All of our surfaces are cleaned thoroughly after use; your safety is of paramount importance.

What to bring

You’ll need to show us a piece of valid government-issued photo ID upon arrival. Every exam is slightly different so it’s important to follow the regulations set out by your institution. Your instructor or organization should provide you with a list of permissible items.

In light of COVID-19, you are encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to your exam. Where materials are required, please try to bring your own (pencils, pens, etc).

Storing your belongings

We can provide you with a locker while you’re writing your exam. Cellphones, smart watches, and other non-permissible items must remain in the locker for the duration of the exam (or you can leave them at home).

Getting to your exam

Our location

Science A - Room 116
External Exam Centre
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4


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Contact us

Office hours

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Our location

Science A - Room 116
External Exam Centre
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Mailing address

External Exam Centre
University of Calgary
Mackimmie Tower 234
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Phone or email

Phone: 403.220.6223

Email: exam.centre@ucalgary.ca

Have questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at 403.220.6223 or exam.centre@ucalgary.ca