Red Seal Challenge Preparation

Before registering for any Red Seal Exam Preparation courses, please contact the Industry Training Authority at 1-866-660-6011 to confirm your eligibility.

Challenge courses are designed to assist people who have years of experience in a trade and want to challenge the Red Seal Exam in order to become certified in their chosen trade. These courses are available through continuous enrolment, and upon registration, students will have up to 30 weeks to work through the course material in preparation for an IP exam. A subject matter expert is provided to registrants for any additional questions or support required. TRU offers the following online or classroom based delivery challenge exam preparation courses:

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Carpentry Red Seal Exam Preparation Course

(XCRP 0710) Live Stream (Online Synchronous Delivery)

This course is designed to assist carpentry professionals wishing to challenge the “Red Seal” exam. In order to attempt the exam, written proof of 9000 hours of direct experience in the trade is required. This course will be offered through an online delivery with fully instructor-led sessions. Students will be expected to attend class online for 10 hours each week.

January 12 - February 25, 2023

Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturdays 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Course Fee: $1245


Industrial Electrician Red Seal Exam Preparation Course

(XELC 0790) Online Delivery – Continuous Intake

This course is designed to assist industrial electricians wishing to challenge the “Red Seal” exam. If you haven't served a formal apprenticeship and taken Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 technical training in Canada to attempt (challenge) the "Red Seal" exam, written proof of 9000 hours of direct experience in the trade is required.

Course Fee: $1195


Construction Electrician Red Seal Exam Preparation Course

(XELC 0850) Online Delivery – Continuous Intake

This course is designed to assist construction electricians wishing to challenge the “Red Seal” exam. If you haven't served a formal apprenticeship and taken Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 technical training in Canada to attempt (challenge) the "Red Seal" exam, written proof of 9000 hours of direct experience in the trade is required.

Course Fee: $1195


Commercial Transport Red Seal Exam Preparation Courses

(XMEC 0490) Online Delivery – Continuous Intake (test and texts extra)

This distance course is designed to assist commercial transport mechanics wanting to challenge the Red Seal exam. In order to attempt the exam, written proof of hours of direct work experience in the trade is required.

Course Fee: $1195


Steamfitter Pipefitter Red Seal Exam Preparation Course

(XPLM 0480) Online Delivery

This self-paced online delivery course is designed to assist Steamfitters/Pipefitters wanting to challenge the Red Seal exam. Challengers are provided on-line access to worksheets and practice questions categorized according to the National Occupational Analysis and are prepared based on ITA exam blocks and subtasks. Participants will be sent a package of specialized learning modules required for studies. Students will have 30 weeks to complete their preparation and will we assigned a subject matter expert to support you through your studies.

Course Fee: $1375


Welder Red Seal Exam Preparation Course

(XWLD 0400) Online Delivery – Continuous Intake (texts extra)

This distance course is designed to assist welders wanting to re-write or challenge the Red Seal exam. In order to attempt the exam, written proof of hours of direct work experience in the trade is required.

Resources Required: Acorn Red Seal Book Set

Course Fee: $1195