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Yardstick is Canada’s leader in online testing and training.

Bringing together world-class expertise in exam administration, psychometrics, and eLearning instructional design and development with forward-thinking technology to service governments, associations, licensing and certification bodies, and corporations.

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, we are a privately-owned service-oriented company. Started in 2005, we have provided online testing and training to millions of users, across dozens of industries. With currently hundreds of clients from around the world, we can help any sized organization with our easy to deploy, fully managed solution.



Our Story

Since inception, the company has developed from a small practice exam company into an award-winning powerhouse in the Canadian high-stakes licensure, certification, online training and psychometric space.

Through dedication to excellence in service and technology, Yardstick has successfully secured numerous clients in the regulatory/association industry, such as Alberta College of Pharmacists, the BC College of Pharmacists, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and the National Nursing Certification Board.

As well, Yardstick’s platform and service model has also been embraced in the corporate testing industry. Notable Yardstick clients include Enterprise Rent a Car, NEC, Moen, and Science Diet Pet Food.

This incredible growth and commitment to culture has garnered us numerous business awards and recognition, including being named to Alberta Venture Magazine’s Fast 50 list six years in a row, being recognized by Profit Magazine as one of North America’s fastest growing 200 companies, and being recognized by Deloitte and Touche in their annual growth awards.





Chris LaBossiere and Don Riep founded Yardstick in 2005.






Our Culture

When you walk into our offices it is clearly evident that we have a unique culture.

People are happy, the place hums, and there is positive energy flow and excitement at every level. Our workplace attracts some of the brightest and most talented individuals in their field; this has become our foundation for excellence. It’s the people who make Yardstick the kind of company it is.

Our outstanding culture at Yardstick is driven by our ability to give clear direction and focused strategies.

Our mission, or as we refer to it at Yardstick, our big hairy audacious goal (BHAG) is “Yardstick aims to help a billion learners achieve competence by 2025.” Everything we do at Yardstick is motivated by achieving our BHAG; it is something we are all trying to accomplish together.

Our employees are individuals that want to be challenged and are motivated by more than power or profits. We recruit individuals that fit the “Yardstick way” and exude our values.


Core Values

At Yardstick, we are dedicated to our core values.

Random Acts of Kindness

Embrace the Entrepreneurial Spirit

A Fearless Pursuit of Excellence

Customer Delight Heroes

Honest & Empowered People

An Award Winning Company

Recent Awards (2014 to 2016)

Past Awards



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