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1) How many students have you licensed. Do you have a proven success record?

We have licensed over 1410 students so far with 95% success rate with Full Support.

2) What is the price for the 309A Electrical Construction & Maintenance pre-exam course 2015?

50% OFF of the 299.95 taxes included. You need the All New Full Membership (309a-Construction and Maintenance)-(Using 2015 Code Book). To sign up Click Register & Pay from the top right hand side of this screen.

3) What is the price for the 442A Electrical Industrial pre-exam course 2012 or 2015?

50% OFF of the 299.95 taxes included. You need the All New Full Membership (442A-Industrial using the 2015 Code Book). To sign up Click Register & Pay from the top right hand side of this screen.

4) What happens after I Register & Pays for the online course?

Please login with the username and password that you registered with from any device (Ipad, cell phone, any tablet etc.) , Operating System and any web browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox etc.). You will have immediate access to your course. Help is here. You will go through the general trade knowledge module, then the 12 modules and make notes from the things that you don't know and master those noted and then you'll do the questions and answers. Please let us know when you're done the second step. Thank you. If you still need help, contact us at  (416 ) 841-1399.

5) When will my membership expire for the 309A exam?

           It will expire after you write and pass.

6) When will my membership expire for the 442A exam?

         It will expire after you write and pass.

7) Will I have support if I have any questions about the 12 modules, questions and answers section or the electrician self assessment tool?

You can call, text, email any question that you might have and receive expert answers- 24/7. If you call, we will always pick up the phone (416) 841-1399. Help is here.

8) Are the online course questions answered with just a Yes or No style?

With the online course, you will receive complete questions, answers and diagrams.

9) I heard the ibew353 pays back for the costs of the course. How does this work?

          Once you pass the Cfq, please let us know. We will send you a letter of completion. Take the letter of course completion with the Cfq certificate that you received in the mail from the test centre and your course receipt to Catherine at the education committee (at the hall half way down the long corridor) and she will give you $250 back.

10) Can I use the hours logged doing the course whether in class, one on one tutoring or online toward my apprenticeship?

          Yes. This is a college level course and the hours are logged graphically and metrically and will be sent to the test centre counsellor, Jac counsellor upon your request. All you need to do is send us the email that you need the credited hours to be sent and we will send them promptly. Our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

11) Can I get a letter of course completion to give to my counsellor?

Yes. After you finished the course, we need three of your best grades from the Csa cd comprehensive tests. The grades must be 90% or better before the letter is issued- sorry no exceptions. We will write a letter on the company`s overhead and email it to your counsellor. Email us his/her full first and last name with his/her email address and we will take care of the rest. Send us an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

12) What are the requirements before I can schedule a rewrite for my electrical exam in BC?

Before the testing center can schedule your IP rewrite they require one of the following :1) Employer Upgrading Confirmation Form (for your employer to complete, listing the areas they have helped you study in and the methods used to help you prepare); 2) A letter on a school letterhead indicating completion of a refresher course (completed after your last exam attempt)- electricalexam.ca can provide this letter after course completion; 3) A letter from a journeyman outlining the areas they have helped you in. The journeyman needs to provide their full name and certificate number, and province of certification (if not from BC). Should you have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact the Industry Training Authority-Customer Service at 1-866-660-6011, or visit our website at www.itabc.ca to find other forms and information.

 13) If I register for a full membership, does it include the cost of each modules (12), updated questions and self-assessment tools or are these separate costs?

The full membership includes the 12 modules (online) 1st step & the updated questions which are complete with answers and diagrams (also online)- 2nd step. The 3rd step is sold separately at shopcsa.ca. Search CEPE. The union does not provide any self assessment tools. If the student pays for the full membership using the 2012 or 2015 Canadian Electrical Code book, he or she would need the 2012 ESAT( Electrician Self Assessment Tool 2012)or the 2015 CEPE( Canadian Electrical Practice Exam 2015) . The self assessment tool for the Industrial electrical licence is designed by electricalexam.ca and it needs to be purchased by the student at http://electricalexamreview.com. If the student pays for the full membership using the 2012 or 2015 Canadian Electrical Code book, he or she would need the 2015 EISAT( Electrician Industrial Self Assessment Tool 2015). Learn more at http://electricalexamreview.com. 

14) Approximately how long it takes to complete one module (if a person was in class full time --20 hours per week)?

The modules target specific knowledge gaps and are different in size. The full description is provided when you click the Register & Pay button at the home page. The online course is a 48 hour course including finishing the 3 step system (12 modules, over 856 Q&A and the ESAT). The 48 hours of in class sessions are stress free and are scheduled every Thursday, Friday & Saturday for 3 weeks in Mississauga, Ontario to give the student a chance to study- without the information overload. The classes on Thursdays & Fridays are 6-10 pm and Saturdays 9-5 pm. The schedule is designed to maximize student's retention and satisfaction with the learning outcome.

15) How many self-assessment tools are there?

There are 2 ESATS (electrician self assessment tools). One for Construction and Maintenance using the 2015 code book, one for Construction and Maintenance using the 2015 code book and one for industrial. The industrial EISAT (Electrician Industrial Self Assessment Tool) is available on www.electricalexamreview.com. Under the study tools tab on the homepage, click on any of the two course outlines for more information. 

16) Can an individual use the Construction & Maintenance self-assessment tool more than once and are they all different assessments?

Yes, for sure. We use it as a gauge to provide the student with an independant feedback of their readiness to pass the electrical exam. All published material take one year to reach the market. Reviewing the ESAT by itself as a tool to pass the electrical exam is not enough. Students need to follow the 3 step system with our full support to properly complete their electrical exam preparation. 

EISAT Canadian Industrial Electrician C of Q Practice Tool – 2015 For Success.

Based on the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I, this tool features nearly 900 sample questions, covers all versions of the Red Seal’s industrial electrical Exams and can be accessed from any device.

This tool is essential for any electrical industrial student who is preparing to write the Certificate of Qualification exam. Every effort is made to ensure that each practice exam in this course emulates the Red Seal C of Q exam in content, difficulty level, and format. This tool is focused to maximize the information you need to study effectively, build a winning strategy and pass the C of Q.

The tool is well designed and simple.

Comprehensive tests are run before you write the real test.

Proven success track record-very popular course-Over 964 students have been licensed.

Best of all, it comes with 24/7 Expert support.

With no limit as to how many times this tool can be accessed, and a refreshed set of randomly selected questions each time.

Practice Review gives you 20 random questions.

EISAT (Canadian Industrial Electrician C of Q Practice Tool – 2015 For Success) Exam simulates an actual exam. This will provide 100 random questions from 900 updated questions, and gives you a 4 hour timer.

Highlights include:

  • A practice part which includes over 200 relevant questions with the same style and format as the real exam.

  • An exam part which includes over 900 relevant questions with the same style and format as the real exam. The 700 questions difference comes from step 2 at Electricalexam.ca.

  • A 4-hour timer, for when you want to practice the feel of the real exam against the clock to see how you’re doing. This builds the skill to ease the stress of the real exam.

  • A grade report which will be forwarded automatically to us so we can keep track of your progress. You will also be copied on the results, giving you feedback on your test and your percentage of correct answers.

  • Full Expert 24/7 support to ensure your success.

Intended Audience

  • Electrician Apprentices and Journeymen candidate class.

  • Trade Qualifiers

  • Electrical Contractors / Engineers

  • Plant Supervisors

  • Licensed Electrician who want a refresher.

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Canadian Electrical Practice Exam (CEPE) – 2015

If you are serious about becoming a Construction or Industrial Electrician and want to improve your chances of Red Seal exam success, this interactive tool is for you. Based on the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I, the CEPE features nearly 1,800 sample questions and covers each block, task and sub-task in the Red Seals Occupational Analysis for the Construction and Industrial Electrician including:

  • Block A – Occupational Skills  
  • Block B – Distribution and Generating Systems
  • Block C – Electrical Equipement
  • Block D –Emergency and Standby Systems
  • Block E – Communication Systems
  • Block F - Building and Environmental Control Systems.

With no limit as to how many times this tool can be accessed, and a refreshed set of randomly selected questions each time.

Highlights include:

  • Includes a wrong answer report that shows you the right solution, highlights any relevant code requirements and directs you to the right resources to help you improve
  • Includes a 4-hour timer allowing you to practice a 'reality' test against the clock to measure your success
  • Offers a refreshed set of questions each time - no limit on the number of tests you can take
  • Includes references to the Red Seal program trade outlines
  • New look making the tool easier to use than ever before
  • Includes audio narration
  • Available as a software download

Intended Audience

  • Electrician Apprentices and Journeymen
  • Trade Qualifiers
  • Electrical Contractors / Engineers
  • Plant Supervisors

17) Can an individual use the EISAT (Electrician Industrial Self-Assessment Tool) more than once and are they all different assessments?

Yes, you can. The EISAT expires after you write and pass. It is available at www.electricalexamreview.com. We use it as a gauge to provide the student with an independant feedback of their readiness to pass the electrical exam. All published material take one year to reach the market. Reviewing the EISAT by itself as a tool to pass the electrical exam is not enough. Students need to follow the 3 step system with our full support to properly complete their electrical exam preparation. 

EISAT Canadian Industrial Electrician C of Q Practice Tool - 2015

Based on the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I, this tool features nearly 900 sample questions and covers each block, task and sub-task in the Red Seals Occupational Analysis for the Industrial Electrician:

With no limit as to how many times this tool can be accessed, and a refreshed set of randomly selected questions each time.

Highlights include:

  • A wrong answer report, showing you the right solution, highlighting any relevant code requirement and giving you directions to other learning resources to help you get it right the next time.
  • A 4-hour timer, for when you want to practice a 'reality' test against the clock to see how you're doing.
  • A report summary, giving you feedback on your test and your percentage of correct answers.
  • A grade report is sent automatically to you and us for the practice and the exam portion.

Intended Audience

  • Industrial Electrician Apprentices and Journeymen
  • Industrial Trade Qualifiers
  • Industrial Electrical Contractors / Engineers
  • Plant Supervisors

Time to Course Completion

  • 4 hours for the quiz

18) What operating system do I need for the Online courses?

You can access this course from any device (Cell phones, tablets, Ipads, Mac OS, Windows OS all versions etc.) and any web browser (Firefox, Explorer & Chrome etc.). 

19) How do I log in?

From the right side of the screen, click on the LOGIN button.

20) Is the One On One tutoring included in your classes, Online course, trade school help or corporate training?

       No. The one on one tutoring is a separate service from all the others and it is not included in the price for Full membership online, classes, trade school help or corporate training. It is $200 every 3 hours (electrician's rate) with minimum 3 hours.

21) What do I need to get started?

          You need a 2015 Canadian Electrical code book, a pen, an 81/2 x 11 notebook, a highlighter and a good calculator.

22) I failed my cfq electrical exam 4 yrs ago can I go rewrite?

       Yes. For sure. Give us a call and we will help you.  

23) What is the difference between 309A Construction and Maintenance and the IP red seal exam?

       They are exactly the same.

24) When can I get my masters (contractors) licence?

       3 years after you get your Construction and Maintenance or industrial licence.

25) Can I challenge the electrical exam?

Yes. You can. Contact us for a free assessment. Help Is Here 24/7.

26) I am looking for an electrical red seal exam guide? Can you help?

Yes. For sure. Contact us so we can point you in the right direction. Help Is Here 24/7.

27) I am a CUSW member. How do I get course fee reimburesement?

Call Amy Tam toll free 1-866-907-7694. She will guide you. Help Is Here 24/7.

28) What do I need to bring with me to the training centre when I write my electrical exam?

All you need is 2 pieces of ID and your proof of payment, and the test centre will give you a pen, scrap paper, eraser, calculator and the (code book + exam book + diagram book) that you can not write in.

29) How can I get an electrician's licence?

Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , text or call (416) 841-1399 so we can assess your situation and guide you. Thank you.

  • 30) What is the percentage of questions on the Construction & Maintenance electrical exam?

 

Major Work Activity

Percentage (%) of questions on exam*

A - Performs common occupational skills

11

B - Installs, services and maintains generating, distribution and service systems

29

C - Installs, services and maintains wiring systems

30

D - Installs, services and maintains motors and control systems

20

E - Installs, services and maintains signalling and communication systems

10

Total

100

For tasks breakdown, click here https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/SOURCES/PDFS/exams/003_exams/003_exam_eq_ip_qual_t3.pdf

 

 

  • 31) What is the percentage of questions on the Industrial electrical exam?
  • Percentage

    Titles of blocks

    Percentage (%) of questions on exam*

    A - Common Occupational Skills

    13

    B - Power Distribution and Generating Systems

    19

    C - Electrical Equipment

    22

    D - Emergency and Standby Systems

    9

    E - Communication Systems

    9

    F - Process Control Systems

    19

    G - Building and Environmental Control Systems

    9

    Total

    100

32) Any Special Offers?

Yes.

 

Great summer Monthly Discounts Until July 15th, 2017. Enter this Coupon Code:  SUCCESS309A2015 or SUCCESS442A2015 at the Checkout Page for 50% off of the 299.95 or 50% off today of the 299.95 on 309A 442A online full membership when you call in (416) 841-1399 or do nothing and you will get 6 bonuses ($120) value for the 309A and 4 bonuses ($80) value for the 442A. Ask for details.

 

33) Can I bring a translator or reader with me to the exam?

If you have difficulty with English, you are allowed to bring a reader with you. Readers
can be anyone whose English skills are strong; they may be relatives, friends, or
interpreters from your community. Readers can translate the parts of the exam that you
don’t understand, but they are not allowed to help you answer the questions. The exam
is highly technical, which requires a knowledge and understanding of the English terms
used in the trade – make sure that you choose someone who knows English well, but does
not have knowledge of the Electrical trade. Readers must sign a statement that they do
not have any training or experience in the trade. Dictionaries, pencils, erasers, and paper
are available in the exam room. If you bring your own dictionary, you will be asked to
submit it to the exam supervisor for inspection.

 

34)  How about Grants?

Electrical Apprenticeship Grants

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year or level, up to a maximum amount of $2,000 per person. It is availab=le to a registered apprentice once he or she has successfully completed his or her first or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal electrical trade.

The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable grant of $2,000 for a registered apprentice who has completed his or her apprenticeship training and obtains his or her journeyperson certification in a designated Red Seal trade.

For more information on these grants, please visit the Service Canada website, call 1-866-742-3644 or visit a local Service Canada Center.

Electrical Tradesperson’s Tools Deduction

The Trades-person’s Tools Deduction provides employed tradespersons with an annual deduction of up to $500 to help cover the cost of new tools necessary to their trade. The deduction applies to the total cost of eligible tools if the following conditions are met:

♦  the total cost exceeds $1,000;

♦  the tools were bought after May 1, 2006;

♦  the purchase was made by an employed tradesperson.

To find out more, please visit the website of the Canada Revenue Agency.

Electrical Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit

The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit available to employers, equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006. The maximum credit is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice.

To find out more, please visit the website of the Canada Revenue Agency.

PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL TAX CREDITS AND DEDUCTIONS

Other financial support for apprentices and tradespersons may be available in your province or territory. Verify the specific requirements with your local apprenticeship office.

·  Alberta

·  British Columbia

·  Manitoba

·  New Brunswick

·  Newfoundland and Labrador

·  Nova Scotia

·  Northwest Territories

·  Nunavut

·  Ontario

·  Prince Edward Island

·  Quebec

·  Saskatchewan

·  Yukon

 

35) Do you have any information about where I can take my electrical exam?


Verify the specific requirements for Construction & Maintenance and Industrial Electrician Licence
exams in your Province or Territory with your local apprenticeship office.
 

 Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

 Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

 Northwest Territories

Nunavut

Ontario

 Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

 Yukon    

Ontario

Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities (MTCU)
625 Church St., 1st Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2B5
Tel: 416-326-5800
Fax: 416-326-5799
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca
For Ontario Local MTCU Apprenticeship Offices Click here

Ontario College of Trades
655 Bay St., Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2K4
Tel: 647-847-3000
Toll Free: 1-855-299-0028
Fax: 1-866-389-0368
www.collegeoftrades.ca 

 

Alberta

Executive Director Apprenticeship and Industry Training
10th Floor, Commerce Place 10155 – 102 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L5
Telephone: (780) 427-8765
Fax: (780) 422-7376
http://www.tradesecrets.org

 

British Columbia

VP Operations Industry Training Authority
1223-13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 2X7
Telephone: (866) 660-6011
Fax: (604) 660-7294
http://www.itabc.ca/

Newfoundland and Labrador

Director Division of Institutional and Industrial Education Department of Education
P.O. Box 8700, 4th Floor Confederation Building
West Block Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, A1B 4J6
Telephone: (709) 729-2350
Fax: (709) 729-3669
http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/app/

Nova Scotia

Director Apprenticeship Training and Skill Development Labour and Advanced Education
P.O. Box 578
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2S9
Telephone: (902) 424-5651
Fax: (902) 424-0488
http://nsapprenticeship.ca/

Prince Edward Island

Manager of Apprenticeship Department of Education Continuing Education and Training
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4460
Fax: (902) 368-6144
http://www.apprenticeship.pe.ca/

New Brunswick

Director Apprenticeship Occupational Development
470 York Street, First Floor, Room 100
Chestnut Complex Fredericton
New Brunswick, E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2260
Fax: (506) 453-5317
http://www.gnb.ca/0381/0001e.htm

Québec

Information Centre administratif de la qualification professionnelle
C. P. 100
Victoriaville, Quebec, G6P 6S4
Toll Free: 1 866 393-0067
http://emploiquebec.net/en/citizens/developing-your-skills-and-having-them-recognized/vocational-qualification/interprovincial-standards-red-seal-program/  

Manitoba

Executive Director Apprenticeship Branch Competitiveness, Training and Trade
1010 – 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0P8
Telephone: (204) 945-3337
Fax: (204) 948-2539
http://www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

Yukon

Assistant Deputy Minister Department of Education Government of the Yukon Territory
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6
Telephone: (867) 667-5298
Toll Free: 1 800 661-0408
Fax: (867) 667-8555
http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/

(site in English only)

Northwest Territories

Director of College Career Development Department of Education Culture & Employment Programs Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A 2L9
Telephone: (867) 873-7552
Fax: (867) 873-0200
http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/

Saskatchewan

Director Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission
2140 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3V7
Telephone: (306) 787-2444
Fax: (306) 787-5105
http://www.saskapprenticeship.ca

Nunavut

Director Adult Learning & Post Secondary Services
Box 390
Arviat, Nunavut, X0C 0E0
Telephone: (867) 857-3050
Fax: (867) 857-3090
http://www.gov.nu.ca/eia/news/nunavut-apprenticeship-trade-occupations-certification

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