Sheet Metal Worker - Red Seal Exam Breakdown

A Red Seal exam is based on the Red Seal Occupational Standard for the trade. The standard describes the skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of the trade. Each standard is divided into Major Work Activities, 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 Red Seal Occupational Standard, and Self-Assessment Guide (PDF, 1.0 MB) for this trade. For more information, see the full Red Seal Occupational Standard for this trade.

Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 120 questions

Major Work Activity A - Performs common occupational skills - 24 questions

Task A-1 Performs safety-related functions
5 questions
Task A-2 Uses and maintains tools and equipment
9 questions
Task A-3 Organizes work
7 questions
Task A-4 Uses communication and mentoring techniques
3 questions

Major Work Activity B - Performs site preparation - 38 questions

Task B-5 Performs pattern development
13 questions
Task B-6 Fabricates sheet metal components for air and material handling systems
16 questions
Task B-7 Fabricates flashing, roofing, sheeting and cladding
3 questions
Task B-8 Fabricates specialty products
6 questions

Major Work Activity C - Installs air and material handling systems - 41 questions

Task C-9 Prepares installation site
7 questions
Task C-10 Installs and connects chimneys, breeching and venting to exhaust appliances and mechanical equipment
6 questions
Task C-11 Installs air handling system components
16 questions
Task C-12 Installs material handling system components
5 questions
Task C-13 Applies thermal insulation, lagging, cladding and flashing
3 questions
Task C-14 Performs leak testing, air balancing and commissioning
4 questions

Major Work Activity D - Installs roofing and specialty products - 10 questions

Task D-15 Installs metal roofing and cladding/siding systems
3 questions
Task D-16 Installs exterior components
2 questions
Task D-17 Installs specialty products
5 questions

Major Work Activity E - Performs maintenance and repair - 7 questions

Task E-18 Performs scheduled maintenance
3 questions
Task E-19 Repairs faulty systems and components
4 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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