Automotive Refinishing Technician - 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 120 questions Footnote *, which are distributed as follows:

Major Work Activity A – Performs common occupational skills - 20 questions
Task A-1 Performs safety-related functions
4 questions
Task A-2 Maintains tools and equipment
8 questions
Task A-3 Organizes work
6 questions
Task A-4 Uses communication and mentoring techniques
2 questions
Major Work Activity B – Performs preparation - 50 questions
Task B-5 Prepares surface
32 questions
Task B-6 Uses repair materials
18 questions
Major Work Activity C – Performs refinishing procedures - 50 questions
Task C-7 Prepares refinishing equipment
8 questions
Task C-8 Prepares refinishing materials
14 questions
Task C-9 Applies refinishing materials
20 questions
Task C-10 Performs post-refinishing functions
8 questions

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