What to Bring to your Exam

What to bring

  • A physical ID. This can include:
    • a government issued photo ID (i.e. valid drivers license or passport), or
    • a laminated training provider ID card with photo
  • Standard HB pencil and eraser
  • Water bottle (in a closable, clear container)

What NOT to bring
(These items are not allowed inside the exam room with you.)

  • ANY electronic device, such as smart phones,  laptops, tablets, or anything with a computer chip
  • Mechanical pencil and/or pen
  • Textbooks, notebooks, or any other written material
  • Backpacks, purses, bags, etc.
  • Jackets, hoodies, coats, etc.
  • Motorcycle helmets, skateboards, bike helmets, etc.
  • Your own calculator

Calculators are supplied for all exam candidates. Personal calculators are not permitted. No exceptions will be made.

  • For most trades, a Casio FX-260 calculator will be provided. For instructions on the use of the Casio FX-260, see Calculators for use in Apprenticeship and Industry Training Exams.
  • For exams with higher-level mathematical content such as complex numbers and polar functions (communication technician, electrician, instrumentation and control technician, machinist, industrial mechanic (millwright), powerline technician and power systems electrician), candidates may use either the Casio FX-260 or a Sharp EL-520W.
  • Both calculators will be available at the exam location.


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