RCMP - National Centre for Forensic Services (Alberta)
All Qualified Breath Test Technicians (QT) in Alberta must renew their certification for the operation of the Intox EC/IR II on an annual basis. To do this, QTs must:
- Successfully complete the Alberta Intox EC/IR II Proficiency Examination.
This exam is offered online via the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) as well as service-specific e-Learning Portals hosted on the CPKN Learning Management System.
- Scan and submit your last field test paperwork, including the Intox EC/IR II Operational Checklist (both sides), Subject Test Report, and Certificate of a Qualified Technician (if applicable).Documentation must be emailed to Kerry Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Alberta Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General.
This exam is comprised of 40 questions and requires a minimum passing grade of 80%. Candidates are provided with two attempts to pass the exam; if a candidate fails to achieve a passing grade on the second attempt, they will be required to take the classroom training again before being allowed to re-take the exam.
How to Register
Information for QT Coordinators/Breath Test Supervisors
QTs must be registered to this exam by their service’s QT Coordinator or Breath Test Supervisor.
To register a service’s QTs for the Intox EC/IR II Proficiency Examination, the QT Coordinator/BT Supervisor must complete a registration form: cpkn_intox_ec_ir_II_exam_reg_group_e.
Once registered, QTs will be provided with an e-learning account (CPKN provides a username and password via email).QTs will also receive an annual automated notice that their certification expiration date is approaching. Instructions for logging into the exam will be provided at that time.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact your service’s Breath Test Supervisor; if you have problems accessing the exam, please contact:
CPKN Support Desk
Toll-free Tel: 1.866.357.2756
Hours of Operation: 6am – 6pm (MST)
For information regarding certification, classroom training, etc., please contact:
Provincial Breath Testing Coordinator
Alberta Justice & Solicitor General
Tel: (780) 427-6252
Exam Fee and Invoicing
There is no direct fee to learners for this exam. CPKN will invoice police services for exam registrations on a quarterly basis. The exam fee is $15/user.
CPKN’s Support Desk will report all exam results to the National Centre for Forensic Services – Alberta and identified Breath Test Supervisors within each police service on a monthly basis.
There are no printable certificates associated with the successful completion of this exam but candidates may view a transcript of their course/exam activity from their e-Learning Account from the ‘Transcript’ tab in the upper navigation bar.