Landscape Horticulturist - Exam Counselling Sheet

A Red Seal exam is based on the National Occupational Analysis for the trade. The analysis describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of the trade. Each National Occupational Analysis consists of blocks (main subject areas), each block is divided into tasks, and each task is divided into sub-tasks. Not all areas are tested on the Red Seal examination as the analysis identifies all tasks performed in the trade by apprentices, tradespersons and journeypersons.

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

Titles of blocks Percentage (%) of questions on exam*
A - Common Occupational Skills 20
B - Horticultural Principles 24
C - Landscape Construction 32
D - Landscape Maintenance 24
E - Production of Plant Materials


Total 100

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

*Average percentage of the total 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 from all areas of Canada. Interprovincial examinations typically have from 100 to 150 multiple-choice questions.

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