Auto Body and Collision 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 (PDF, 1.2 MB) for this trade and Self-Assessment Guide (PDF, 1.0 MB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.
Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 120 questions
Block A - Common occupational skills - 11 questions
Block B - Routine trade tasks - 10 questions
Block C - Frame and structural components - 27 questions
Block D - Non-structural outer body panels and related components - 20 questions
Block E - Mechanical, electrical and alternate fuel system components - 14 questions
Block F - Restraint system and interior components - 12 questions
Block G - Refinishing - 19 questions
Block H - Detailing and cleaning - 7 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.