Diploma Requirements

Certificate of High School Achievement


Students who are enrolled in Knowledge and Employability courses and who satisfy the requirements are awarded a Certificate of High School Achievement.

High School Equivalency Diploma


For a person who is 18 years or older as of September 1 of the current school year, who is deficient in the credits needed for an Alberta High School Diploma, who has been out of school for at least 10 consecutive months, and who wishes to obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma

Certificate of School Completion


The Certificate of School Completion may be awarded to students with a significant cognitive disability who meet the qualification criteria.

Mature Students


A mature student, for Alberta High School Diploma purposes, is one who, as of September 1 of the current school year, is:

  • 19 years of age or older; or
  • the holder of a previously awarded high school diploma from the province of Alberta, or an equivalent high school diploma from a jurisdiction acceptable to the Minister

Diploma Exam Information


Diploma Exams

Important dates

  • Diploma exams are administered each year in January, April, June, August, and November.
  • View the full 2022/23 Diploma Exam Schedule 
  • Student results are available on myPass approximately 3 weeks after writing diploma exams.

A student who is wanting to re write a diploma exam must sign up for a re write on their own through their MyPass account. What is MyPass? Information here