Online Exam FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about our online exams. 

Online exam FAQs

Are all Fitness Alberta exams online?

  • Yes. To increase access across Alberta and the NWT, we have partnered with Yardstick Measure to deliver online exams. Yardstick Measure is a leader in professional, secure online testing. Delivering assessment tools since 2002, they are Canada’s first professional online testing company.

What format are the exams?

  • All our exams are multiple choice.

How many questions are on exams?

  • Exercise Theory 60 | Group exercise 40–60 | Certified Fitness Trainer 80

Certification Exam Process

What grade do I need to pass?

  • A minimum 80% is required to pass all exams

Can I write the exam more than once?

  • You can write a supplemental exam if you don’t achieve 80%, exam fees apply for each attempt.

How long do I have to write my exam?

  • Exercise Theory 60 minutes | Group Exercise 60 minutes | Certified Fitness Trainer 90 minutes

What does the exam day process look like?

How soon can I write my exam after I complete the online registration scheduling?

  • All bookings (new or transferred) can be made 72 hours in advance.

When will I receive my exam results?

  • You will receive your results immediately after completing your exam.

I need to cancel my exam registration. What do I do?

  • Exam cancellations are accepted up until 48 hours before the exam otherwise it’s forfeited. To cancel, log into your candidate profile on Measure view Exam Lists and select the option Withdrawal.

How can I change my exam registration date and time?

  • To change, log into your candidate profile on Measure, view Exam Lists and select the option to Transfer. Scheduled exams can be changed up until 48 hours before the exam.

If I need to reschedule, does my online exam expire after a certain period of time?

  • Your online exam is granted to you during your certification timeline. If you go past this date, booking and exam fees are forfeited.

If I’m unable to attend my scheduled exam, can I receive a refund for my exam registration?

  • Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds for exams. If there are special circumstances you’d like us to consider and review, email

System Requirements

Does my computer meet the system requirements?

  • Confirm your system requirements on the Yardstick Measure website here .

My computer system doesn’t pass their requirements. What can I do?

  • We are committed to access, and will make arrangements for you. Please send an email to and we will arrange an independent exam sitting for you. Additional fees apply.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact