Apprenticeship Exemption Test (APPR)
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) has authorized community colleges to administer trade exemption testing for apprentices and non-apprentices. Apprentices may challenge within their community colleges the in-school portion of apprenticeship levels of the trade-specific apprenticeship program depending on their level of expertise and time spent on the job. Non-apprentices can likewise challenge the in-school portion of the program starting at level one.
The exemption tests are based on the formal instruction requirements for an apprenticeship program. To be eligible to write an exemption test, the apprentices or non-apprentices must possess the entry requirements for the trade. Minimum age to write the test is 16. Trade-specific standards and entry requirements can be obtained from the local Employment and Training Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) at 519-653-5758 or Ontario College of Trades at 1 (855) 299-0028 (within Ontario only)
AvailabilityExemption tests for apprentices and non-apprentices are scheduled at the Doon – Kitchener campus. Test candidates must bring photo identification on the day of writing. Test candidates must register a minimum 7 days prior to the preferred test day.
Cost$155.00 per Apprenticeship Exemption Test
How to registerThe exemption tests are written in sequential order. Contact 519-748-5220, ext 2260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your writing eligibility and to obtain a registration form, an exam breakdown and a testing schedule.
Who to contactFor more information on the process of exemption testing for apprentices and non-apprentices, please contact 519-748-5220, ext 2260 or email email@example.com.
Sample testNot applicable
More infoMore information on employment, training and certification visit http://www.collegeoftrades.ca/ and http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/