Exam Preparation Centre

Be prepared for your upcoming exam by reviewing the Exam Counselling Sheet for your trade or occupation. There are Exam Counselling Sheets for theory exams (for each period of technical training), interprovincial (Red Seal) exams and qualification exams. Each sheet highlights the number of questions on the exam, and the allocation of marks in each section from the course outline.

Preparing to challenge the Entrance Exam?

Download the Entrance Exam Study Guide.

Writing an exam at an AIT office?

Due to COVID-19, some exam procedures have changed. Please read this information before you go to an AIT office to write your exam.

If you are writing your exam at the Edmonton AIT office, please read this additional information on the steps to follow to enter the building.

Get Your Exam Outline

Please select your trade or occupation:


What is allowed inside the Exam Room

What to Bring / What NOT to Bring to an Exam

What to bring

  • Government photo identification (i.e. driver’s license and passport) and Apprenticeship ID card
  • 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, laptop, tablet, 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. The model of calculator will depend on the trade. 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.)



Exam Rules, Policies and Procedures

Everything you need to write the exam will be provided to you including calculators.  More details regarding policies and procedures around academic conduct, personal behavior, cheating and attendance information is available here.

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Special Requirements

If you have special requirements for your exam, we can help with accommodations or providing a reader.

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