Landscape Horticulturist - 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 - Common Occupational Skills 23
B - Horticultural Principles 29
C - Landscape Construction 40
D - Landscape Maintenance 28
E - Production of Plant Materials

(Not Common Core)

Total 120

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 Major Work Activity of the standard, as derived from the collective input from workers within the occupation across Canada.

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