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What is ABE?

The purpose of the ABE program is to assist adults in furthering their education at the primary or secondary level.

Levels 1 and 2 are non-credit programs which focus on improving basic literacy, as well as developing communication, numeracy, lifelong learning and interpersonal skills.

Levels 3 and 4 (also known as Adult 10 and Adult 12) are credit programs. If learners successfully complete these levels, it may results in a certificate of standing, which is critical for gaining entrance to technical and trade schools, apprenticeship training, or university.

The knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in ABE are important 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.


What courses do I need to successfully complete in order to finish each level of ABE?


Level 1 and 2

Non-credit programs are based on the Circle of Learning Framework.  In order for learners to transition to the next level of ABE, they must achieve key benchmarks in the following key areas:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Interpersonal skills


Level 3 (Adult 10)

The five required courses at the Adult 10 level are:

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


Level 4 (Adult 12)

The seven required courses at the Adult 12 level are:

  • 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)

How do I register for an ABE program?

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


How do I request Adult 10 and Adult 12 transcripts?

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

Adult 12 Transcripts

Completed before 2000

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

You can mail your ABE Transcript Request Form along with your payment of cheque or money order made payable to the “Minister of Finance” to:

ABE Student Records
Ministry of the Economy
Revenue and Financial Services
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.

Completed after 2000

If you would like to request a transcript for an Adult 12 program completed after to 2000, please complete the online request for transcripts.


Adult 10 Transcripts

If you would like to request a transcript for an Adult 10 program, please complete the ABE Transcript Request Form.

You can mail your ABE Transcript Request Form along with your payment of cheque or money order made payable to the “Minister of Finance” to:

ABE Student Records
Ministry of the Economy
Revenue and Financial Services
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.

Related Links

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