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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program helps adults improve their literacy and essential skills. Learners who successfully complete Levels 3 and 4 (also known as Adult 10 and Adult 12) achieve a credential / certificate of standing.

The knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in ABE are needed for those who wish to enter or re-enter the labour force, who need further training or who wish to advance in a chosen career.

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1. Course Requirements

Levels 1 and 2

Levels 1 and 2 are non-credit programs based on the Circle of Learning Framework. These programs focus on improving basic literacy and developing skills. For learners to transition to the next level of ABE, they must achieve key benchmarks in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Interpersonal Skills

Levels 3 and 4

Levels 3 and 4 (also known as Adult 10 and Adult 12) are credit programs. Learners who successfully complete these levels achieve a certificate of standing, which is important for gaining entrance to technical and trade schools, apprenticeship training or university.

Level 3 (Adult 10) – Required courses

  • Communications
  • Social Sciences
  • Life/Work Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Level 4 (Adult 12) – Required courses

  • English Language Arts A 30 and English Language Arts B 30
  • One Canadian Studies course (History 30, Native Studies 30, or Social Studies 30)
  • One Level 20 or Level 30 Mathematics
  • One Level 20 or Level 30 Science
  • Two electives at Level 30 (one may be Prior Learning 30)
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2. Registration

Contact your nearest Training Provider to learn more about how to register for the ABE program closest to you.

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3. Transcripts

Request Adult 10 and Adult 12 Transcripts

Adult 10 and Adult 12 transcripts are an official record of your Adult Basic Education achievement. Transcripts are only available in a paper format and only for Adult 10 and Adult 12 completions.

How to Request an Adult 12 Transcript

Completed after 2000

To request a transcript for an Adult 12 program completed after 2000, please complete the online request for transcripts.

Completed before 2000

To request a transcript for an Adult 12 program completed prior to 2000, please complete the ABE Transcript Request Form.

Mail your ABE Transcript Request Form along with your payment of cheque or money order made payable to the "Minister of Finance" to:

Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
1000, 2103 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3Z8

Alternatively, you may drop it off in person and have the additional payment options of credit and debit.

Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
10th Floor, 2103 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3Z8

How to Request an Adult 10 Transcript

To request a transcript for an Adult 10 program, please complete the ABE Transcript Request Form.

Mail your ABE Transcript Request Form along with your payment of cheque or money order made payable to the "Minister of Finance" to:

Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
1000, 2103 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3Z8

Alternatively, you may drop it off in person and have the additional payment options of credit and debit.

Ministry of Immigration and Career Training
10th Floor, 2103 11th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3Z8

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