Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) - Red Seal Exam Breakdown

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 standard is divided into Major Work Activities, 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 Red Seal Occupational Standard and Self Assessment Guide (PDF, 457 KB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 125 questions

MWA A – Performs common occupational skills - 27 questions
Task A-1 Performs safety-related functions
3 questions
Task A-2 Uses tools and equipment
6 questions
Task A-3 Organizes work
7 questions
Task A-4 Performs routine trade activities
8 questions
Task A-5 Uses communication and mentoring techniques
3 questions
MWA B – Performs framing activities – 37 questions
Task B-6 Erects non-loadbearing steel assemblies
22 questions
Task B-7 Erects loadbearing steel assemblies
15 questions
MWA C – Installs interior systems - 45 questions
Task C-8 Installs wall systems and components
15 questions
Task C-9 Installs ceiling systems
14 questions
Task C-10 Installs access flooring systems
2 questions
Task C-11 Installs sound barriers and lead radiation shielding
5 questions
Task C-12 Installs smoke and fire barriers
9 questions
MWA D – Installs exterior systems - 16 questions
Task D-13 Installs insulation and membranes
8 questions
Task D-14 Prepares surface for exterior finishes
6 questions
Task D-15 Installs exterior finishes
2 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.