Glazier - 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, and Self-Assessment Guide (PDF, 717 KB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 150 questions

Block A – Occupational Skills - 19 questions

Task 1 - Uses and maintains tools and equipment
5 questions
Task 2 - Organizes work
6 questions
Task 3 - Performs routine activities
8 questions

Block B – Commercial Window and Door Systems - 55 questions

Task 4 - Fabricates commercial window and door systems
23 questions
Task 5 - Installs commercial window and door systems
32 questions

Block C – Residential Window and Door Systems - 22 questions

Task 6 - Installs residential window systems
12 questions
Task 7 - Installs residential doors systems
10 questions

Block D – Specialty Glass and Products - 22 questions

Task 8 - Fabricates and installs specialty glass and products
18 questions
Task 9 - Installs glass systems on vehicles
4 questions

Block E – Servicing - 32 questions

Task 10 - Services commercial window and door systems
18 questions
Task 11 - Services residential window and door systems
6 questions
Task 12 - Services specialty glass and products
8 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.