Instrumentation and Control Technician - Red Seal Exam Breakdown
A Red Seal exam is based on the standard, called the National Occupational Analysis for the trade. The standard describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of the trade. Each standard is divided into Blocks, which are divided into Tasks, which are divided into sub-tasks.
The Red Seal exam has a certain number of questions assigned to these sections. The number of questions are provided below.
For more information, see the full National Occupational Analysis, and Self-Assessment Guide (PDF, 1.3 MB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.
Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 125 questions
Block A - Common occupational skills - 7 questions
Block B - Process measuring and indicating devices - 35 questions
Block C - Safety and security systems and devices - 9 questions
Block D - Hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems - 10 questions
Block E - Final control devices - 24 questions
Block F - Communication systems and devices - 14 questions
Block G - Control systems and process control - 26 questions
For more information about exam preparation materials (textbooks, modules, etc.) contact your provincial/territorial apprenticeship office.
*Number of questions assigned are derived from the input from people in this trade from across Canada.