Roofer - 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 - 23 questions
Task 1 Performs safety related functions
7 questions
Task 2 Uses tools and equipment
7 questions
Task 3 Organizes work
6 questions
Task 4 Uses communication and mentoring techniques
3 questions
Major Work Activity B - Prepares roof and deck - 18 questions
Task 5 Prepares roof for replacement
10 questions
Task 6 Prepares deck for roof installation
8 questions
Major Work Activity C - Installs low slope roofing - 38 questions
Task 7 Applies low slope roofing components
18 questions
Task 8 Applies low slope roofing membranes
20 questions
Major Work Activity D - Installs steep slope roofing - 17 questions
Task 9 Performs common steep slope practices
6 questions
Task 10 Applies shingles
6 questions
Task 11 Applies roof tiles
2 questions
Task 12 Applies pre-formed metal roofing
3 questions
Major Work Activity E - Waterproofs and damp-proofs surfaces - 12 questions
Task 13 Waterproofs surfaces
8 questions
Task 14 Damp-proofs surfaces
4 questions
Major Work Activity F - Assesses, maintains and repairs roof - 17 questions
Task 15 Assesses roof condition
5 questions
Task 16 Maintains and repairs low slope roofing
7 questions
Task 17 Maintains and repairs steep slope roofing
5 questions

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