Apply For Exams
For Trade Qualifiers wanting to take the certification examination, first time applicants must submit a Trade Qualifier Application through MyATC and a fee of $400. The application must be accompanied by a Verification of Trade Experience – (Form 6A) form confirming their experience in the trade. Trade specific Form 6A can be found on the Forms page on this website. Tradespersons must verify “full time” in their trade in order to qualify for the certification examination.
After confirmation of full-time trade time, applicants may apply for the certification examination. Tradespersons taking a written or practical examination must register for an exam through MyATC.
Compulsory Upgrading Trades: To be eligible for examination in the Insulator (Heat & Frost) or Powerline Technician trades, tradespersons must successfully complete the prescribed upgrading training first.
Full-time for a trade is outlined in the regulations governing each trade.
Apprentices and tradespersons have a maximum of four attempts at a written exam and four attempts at a practical exam (if applicable). If it is your third or fourth attempt at an exam, you must complete prescribed upgrading. Temporary Foreign Workers have two attempts to pass the written or practical examination. Once you have received your Permanent Status, you may contact the SATCC to discuss any further attempts.
For Written Examination Protocols and Important Information Regarding Calculators, see the applicable knowledge article in MyATC.
Form 6A – Trade-specific Verification of Trade Experience can be found on the Forms page on this website.
Information regarding written and practical examination breakdowns and a list of suggested study materials is located in the “Designated Trades” section of the website.