Automotive Service Technician - 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, 577 KB) for this trade.
Total number of questions on Red Seal exam - 125 questions
Major Work Activity A – Performs Common Occupational Skills - 8 questions
Major Work Activity B – Diagnoses And Repairs Engine And Engine Support Systems - 24 questions
Major Work Activity C – Diagnoses And Repairs Vehicle Module Communications Systems - 12 questions
Major Work Activity D – Diagnoses And Repairs Driveline Systems - 18 questions
Major Work Activity E – Diagnoses And Repairs Electrical And Comfort Control Systems - 21 questions
Major Work Activity F – Diagnoses And Repairs Steering And Suspension, Braking, Control Systems, Tires, Hubs And Wheel Bearings - 26 questions
Major Work Activity G – Diagnoses And Repairs Restraint Systems, Body Components, Accessories And Trim - 10 questions
Major Work Activity H – Diagnoses And Repairs Hybrid And Electric Vehicles (Ev) - 6 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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