Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

ABE Advanced Certificate

BC residents can now access Adult Basic Education tuition-free (applicable fees still apply).

(Grade 11 equivalency)

The ABE Intermediate Certificate may for you if you are an adult learner who would like to complete your high school education and attain your BC Adult Graduation Diploma.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

This program allows you to return to and complete your education, thus enabling you to enter into the workforce, a vocational program or Grade 12 studies.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

If you plan to complete this credential through Open Learning, please fill in a Program Admission form and submit it to OL Admissions.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of two of the required courses must be completed through TRU (distance or on-campus).

Certificate Requirements

Four courses, as follows:


ENGL 0501, Advanced English Skills


MATH 0523, Advanced Mathematics

Science (one required)

BIOL 0501, General Biology
CHEM 0501, Principles of Chemistry
PHYS 0501, Introductory Physics

Elective (one required)

Choose an elective course other than any used to fulfill the science or mathematics requirement:

BIOL 0501, General Biology
CHEM 0501, Principles of Chemistry
MATH 0523, Advanced Mathematics
PHYS 0501, Introductory Physics

Student Responsibility

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select are appropriate for your program of study and educational goals. If you proceed otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet program requirements and its credits may not applied toward your chosen credential, or you may be required to pay an additional transcript assessment fee.


Please see Tuition and Fees for details.


Email Student Services with questions about this or any of our ABE programs.