Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

ABE Advanced Certificate

Grade 11 equivalency

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

The ABE Intermediate Certificate is for you if you are an adult learner interested in attaining your BC Adult Graduation Diploma, preparing for post-secondary studies or entering the workforce.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

Completion of this program can enable you to enter Grade 12 studies, a vocational program or the workforce.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

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

 Tuition and Fees

If you are a BC resident, you can take ABE without paying tuition. Please see Tuition and Fees for details.


Please contact us with your questions about this program or our other ABE programs.