Automotive Service Technician- Exam Counselling Sheet

A Red Seal exam is based on the Red Seal Occupational Standard for the trade. The standard describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of the trade. Each Red Seal Occupational Standard consists of Major Work Activities (main subject areas), each Major Work Activity is divided into tasks, and each task is divided into sub-tasks. The standard identifies all tasks performed in the trade; however, not all areas are necessarily tested on the Red Seal examinations.

To prepare for the Red Seal exam please use the Red Seal Occupational Standard information below. View the Red Seal Occupational Standard for more detailed information.

Number of questions for each Major Work Activity of the trade
Titles of Major Work Activities Number of questions on exam*
A - Occupational Skills 8
B - Engines and Engine Support Systems 24
C - Vehicle Management Systems 12
D - Drive Line Systems 18
E - Electrical and Comfort Control Systems 21
F - Steering and Suspension, Braking, Control Systems, Tires, Hubs, and Wheel Bearings 26
G - Body Components, Trim and Restraint Systems 10
H - Hybrid and Alternate Fuel Systems 6
Total 125

For more information about examination preparation materials (textbooks, modules, etc.) contact your provincial/territorial apprenticeship office.

*Number of questions on an interprovincial examination, assigned to assess each block of the analysis, as derived from the collective input from workers within the occupation across Canada.

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