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Who can register online?

Flowchart to determine if a student is funded through their local school (and therefore Alberta Education).

You can use our online registration if you are “unfunded“:

  • an Adult student (returning, continuing, or upgrading students who are older than 19 at the beginning of the academic year in which they are starting their course).
  • not an Alberta resident (any age).
  • a First Nations student living on a reserve.

If you’re unfunded, please proceed to course selection, or continue reading the steps about online registration.

Funded Students: Registering Through Your School

You are provincially funded (through your local school) if you meet the following criteria:

  • Alberta resident
  • 19 years of age or younger on September 1, 2017
  • Not living on a reserve (Indigenous students living on reserve are federally funded)

You’ll need to register for ADLC courses through your school’s Distance Education Facilitator. If your local school doesn’t have a Facilitator or is not an option for another reason, Alberta Education provides a list of other online schools who can register you.


Before you register, we recommend you gather the following items. You’ll need them for different parts of the online registration.

Learn about the courses you can take from the Course Catalogue and make note of which materials you require, and decide if an online or print course is right for you (some courses are available as either print or online).

Things to keep in mind: 

  • “Learning Materials” are required for course completion and can only be purchased from ADLC.
  • “Textbooks” are required for course completion but can be purchased anywhere. When purchased from ADLC, we offer a refund for textbook returns in good condition. The amount refunded varies, but is usually about 70% of the full price. Where multiple novels are listed for the course, only one needs to be chosen.
  • “Other Materials” are not required for course completion and can be purchased from anywhere.
  • Knowledge and Employability courses are not available for online registration. These courses must be taken with your school.
  • Please note we only recommend a maximum of 10 credits to be taken at a time.

Birth certificates are required to verify your identity and your age.

If your birth certificate is from outside Canada, we require your citizenship documents to determine tuition.

If you are a non-resident, this does not apply. If you don’t know your ASN, you can look it up on Alberta’s Learner Registry.

If you’re in high school, your course selections might have prerequisites. We can verify senior high courses for students with an ASN, but students coming from Grade 9 or out-of-province will need to provide a report card, PowerSchool or SchoolZone information before registration can be completed.

Adult students are allowed to register in courses without completing prerequisites.

If you have an IPP or any doctors’ notes that pertain to special accommodations for exams you will be requesting, you can upload them during the account creation process, and then it’s taken care of!

You’ll provide your contact information, including a unique email address you have access to. This is how we’ll confirm your account and your course registration.

If you’re under 18, we’ll also ask for your parents’ contact information.

Payment for your courses and materials is required before we ship your materials to you.


Registration happens in 3 separate steps.

1. Create An Account

To create an account you’ll submit the following information:

  1. Your name and birthdate
  2. Contact information
  3. Optional student information
  4. Verification documents

Once completed, you’ll need to confirm your email address through the link sent to your email.

Note: this should happen pretty quickly, but if an hour has gone by, something else might be wrong and you can contact us to set things straight.

This verifies your web user account. Once verified, an email containing your login and password will be sent to you. The link in that email will bring you back to the page you started on.

Now you can use the Login to proceed to Registration.

2. Register for Courses

Once logged in to your account, you will be asked to

  1. Search for the course(s) you chose from the Course Catalogue.
  2. Select the courses and identify which language (if applicable) and which delivery option (online or print) you want.
  3. Verify you have the necessary prerequisites. (Courses you should have completed prior to the one(s) you now want to take.)
  4. Choose the materials you would like to purchase from ADLC.
  5. Provide and verify billing and shipping information. If a third party (someone other than you or your guardian) is paying for your course, please indicate so in the “Order Notes” section.
  6. Consent to our Terms and Conditions and the Refund Policy.

You’ll receive another email containing the details of your course selection(s).

3. Payment

We will start processing your registration and will contact you for any additional information and payment. This may take from 2 to 5 business days, depending what time of year it is and how many other registrations we’re processing.

Once your payment is processed and registration completed, you will receive your course start-up information by email or mail (whichever delivery option you chose).

Congratulations, you’re now a distance education student!

Have all the information and ready to get started?