Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic - Red Seal Self-Assessment and Exam Breakdown


This tool can be used to reflect on your own experience and knowledge in the trade compared with what is on the exam.

Exam Breakdown

Each Red Seal exam's questions are developed to assess the activities laid out in in the Red Seal Occupational Standard. This trade's Red Seal exam has 125 questions Footnote *, which are distributed as follows:

Major Work Activity A – Performs common occupational skills - 13 questions
Task A-1 Performs safety-related functions
3 questions
Task A-2 Uses tools and equipment
5 questions
Task A-3 Organizes work
3 questions
Task A-4 Uses communication and mentoring techniques
2 questions
Major Work Activity B – Performs routine trade activities - 19 questions
Task B-5 Performs work site preparation
5 questions
Task B-6 Performs trade activities
14 questions
Major Work Activity C – Plans installation - 18 questions
Task C-7 Plans installation of HVAC/R systems
11 questions
Task C-8 Plans installation of control systems
7 questions
Major Work Activity D – Performs installation - 26 questions
Task D-9 Installs HVAC/R systems
16 questions
Task D-10 Installs control systems
10 questions
Major Work Activity E – Performs commissioning - 21 questions
Task E-11 Commissions HVAC/R systems
13 questions
Task E-12 Commissions control systems
8 questions
Major Work Activity F – Performs maintenance and service - 28 questions
Task F-13 Maintains HVAC/R systems
8 questions
Task F-14 Services HVAC/R systems
11 questions
Task F-15 Maintains and services control systems
9 questions

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