Landscape Horticulturist - 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 - 23 questions
Task A-1 Performs safety-related functions
5 questions
Task A-2 Uses tools, equipment and vehicles
6 questions
Task A-3 Organizes work
7 questions
Task A-4 Participates in marketing and sales
3 questions
Task A-5 Uses communication and mentoring techniques
2 questions
Major Work Activity B - Applies horticultural principles - 29 questions
Task B-6 Applies horticultural practices
18 questions
Task B-7 Applies environmental practices
11 questions
Major Work Activity C – Performs landscape construction - 40 questions
Task C-8 Performs pre-construction activities
10 questions
Task C-9 Installs hardscape
13 questions
Task C-10 Installs softscape
11 questions
Task C-11 Installs green infrastructure systems
6 questions
Major Work Activity D – Performs landscape maintenance - 28 questions
Task D-12 Maintains hardscape
9 questions
Task D-13 Maintains softscape
13 questions
Task D-14 Maintains green infrastructure
6 questions
Major Work Activity E – Works in production of plant material (NOT COMMON CORE) - 0 questions
Task E-15 Constructs growing facilities (Not Common Core)
0 questions
Task E-16 Operates and maintains growing facilities (Not Common Core)
0 questions
Task E-17 Manages greenhouse crops (Not Common Core)
0 questions
Task E-18 Manages nursery crops (Not Common Core)
0 questions

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