Appliance Service Technician - 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, 849 KB) for this trade. Also, check out this trade’s Sample Questions.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 120 questions

Block A – Occupational Skills - 8 questions

Task 1 - Performs safety-related functions
1 questions
Task 2 - Uses and maintains tools and equipment
2 questions
Task 3 - Organizes work
2 questions
Task 4 - Prepares for installation
1 questions
Task 5 - Removes and installs appliances
2 questions

Block B – Electrical And Electronic Systems - 36 questions

Task 6 - Diagnoses electrical and electronic components
23 questions
Task 7 - Repairs electrical and electronic systems
13 questions

Block C – Mechanical Systems - 22 questions

Task 8 - Diagnoses drive systems
6 questions
Task 9 - Repairs drive systems
5 questions
Task 10 - Services cabinets and consoles
2 questions
Task 11 - Diagnoses suspension systems
5 questions
Task 12 - Repairs suspension systems
4 questions

Block D – Water Systems - 14 questions

Task 13 - Diagnoses water systems
7 questions
Task 14 - Repairs water systems
7 questions

Block E – Air Systems - 11 questions

Task 15 - Diagnoses forced air systems
5 questions
Task 16 - Repairs forced air systems
4 questions
Task 17 - Services static air systems
2 questions

Block F – Refrigeration Sealed Systems - 29 questions

Task 18 - Diagnoses refrigeration sealed systems
12 questions
Task 19 - Recovers refrigerant
5 questions
Task 20 - Repairs refrigeration sealed systems
12 questions

Block G – Gas Systems (Not Common Core) - 0 questions

Task 21 - Diagnoses gas system components and supply (Not Common Core)
0 questions
Task 22 - Repairs gas system components (Not Common Core)
0 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.

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