Students who are at least 18 years of age or older on September 1 of the current school year, and have been out of high school for at least 10 consecutive months, may earn an Alberta High School Equivalency Diploma.
Unlike a standard Alberta High School Diploma, an Equivalency Diploma recognizes real-life learning students have experienced after leaving high school. Students may need to complete and/or challenge courses in order to meet the requirements for an Equivalency Diploma, but additional credits may be earned based on each student's age and experience.
In most cases, students must earn at least 42 credits through coursework, but it is possible to succeed in acquiring an Equivalency Diploma with significantly fewer credits.
Prospective students should meet with the CFL Adult Education Coordinator to determine if they are able to earn an Equivalency Diploma without having to take the General Educational Development (GED) tests.