Foundations in physical activity and exercise exam
You can now write your exam from your own home at a time that works for you; you can also choose to write your online exam at a testing centre. Fitness Alberta has partnered with Yardstick Measure to deliver secure, proctored online exams. This is to remove barriers of distance, and time for our community of fitness leaders who work in more than 200 Alberta communities and the Territories.
Formerly the exercise theory exam.
In order to be eligible to write this Fitness Alberta exam, you must have completed a Fitness Alberta exercise theory course within the time frame provided. To write a second or third attempt, you must have completed your first exam attempt and be within your certification deadline date.
Online Exam Registration
Step 1 - Review the steps and requirements to register for the online exam.
*Please note: you are responsible for ensuring the system that you are using meets the requirements.
Step 2 - Review and pay for online exam registration
Step 3 - An email invite will be sent to you from Fitness Alberta/Yardstick Measure, with steps to booking your online exam date and time. Here is a step-by-step video of the online booking process. Please note that exam bookings are in MILITARY (24 HOUR) TIME. Please ensure you are booking for the correct timeslot (i.e. 2:00pm is 14:00 MST rather than 02:00 MST). Incorrect timeslot booking will result in a missed exam, and a fee will be required to rewrite.
Step 4 - You will need to download the Guardian browser to take your exam. Use the link below to download Guardian ahead of your exam session and before exam day. Use the link below to download Guardian for your computer.
Step 5 - Prepare for exam day by taking the sample online tests and testing your operating system to help navigate the online testing platform
Please test your system 72 hours or more prior to your exam; if your system does not meet the requirements, please postpone your exam until you have access to a system that does. If you do not test your system requirements 72 hours prior to your exam, or your testing fails and you try to sit your exam, your fees will be forfeited.
Step 6 - Write the online proctored exam.
In-Person Testing Centre Option
You can choose to write your exam online at a testing centre. There is an extra fee to cover testing centre costs.
Step 1 - Review the steps to register for an online testing centre exam
Step 2 - Select your in-person testing centre option in the drop down below and pay the required fee.
Step 3 - Approval will be granted by the Fitness Alberta office and an email invite will be sent to you from Fitness Alberta/Yardstick Measure, with steps to booking your online testing centre exam date and time.
Step 4 - Select your testing centre location and provide 3 dates and times that you are available to write your exam.
Step 5 - You will receive an email from the testing centre confirming one of your 3 chosen dates and times to sit your online testing centre exam. Please note this process takes a minimum of 7-10 days to complete, from the time of exam purchase to exam writing date.
*If the testing centre cannot accommodate your 3 selected choices, you will receive an email from Yardstick Measure requesting you to log in to your exam account to select new dates and times.
* Fitness Alberta is committed to accessibility and offers independent exam sittings when required. Independent exam sittings can also be arranged if your system does not meet requirements. Additional fees apply for Independent Exam sittings and pre-approval is required.
*For any inquires regarding special accommodations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations for online exams require 48-hour notice, otherwise it's a forfeit of the scheduled exam, booking and exam fees.
Cancellations for in-person testing centre exams require 5 business days notice, otherwise it's a forfeit of the scheduled exam, booking and exam fees.
Please refer to the FAQ page for any questions you may have about rescheduling or preparing for your online exam.
There are no refunds issued for online exams
If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
I have recently completed the foundations in physical activity and exercise course and now registering for the exam within the set time frame
I have reviewed the product details and understand my order will be verified and processed before my exam registration is complete
I have verified that I have the proper operating system requirements for the online proctored exam and all is functioning.
I will test my computer upon booking my exam to ensure my system is operational for my exam.
I understand that exam bookings are in MILITARY (24 HOUR) TIME. I will ensure I am booking for the correct timeslot (i.e. 2:00pm is 14:00 MST rather than 02:00 MST). I understand that Incorrect timeslot booking will result in a missed exam and a fee will be required to rewrite.
I understand that I am choosing either an in-person virtual testing centre exam, or an online proctored exam written from my personal computer.
Include your foundations course reference number