Our Exam Preparation Format

Exam Structure

In order to be successful, it is critical to know what content will be tested on in the exam and the weighting of each topic in order to strategically plan your studies. These details are set by the governing body of the trade. The curriculum for Red Seal Trades is set out in the Red Seal Program. The Red Seal Curriculum clearly defines key Tasks and Sub-Tasks as well, specifies the percentage of each that can be expected on the exam. Each of our courses provides a guide on the curriculum.

Self Assess

A key to success with comprehensive trades exams is to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses, which allows for concentration of time where needed. Our courses offer quizzes for each of the defined tasks/topics to allow for self-assessment. As well, each course offers a Practice Exam structured with the appropriate weighting of each task/topic to help with time management preparation. Each of our Trades have a substantial Question Bank (800 to 1600 questions depending upon the trade) from which our quizzes and exams are randomly generated

Review and Reflect

Questions and answer are not enough to adequately prepare. Why is the answer correct? Why are the others wrong? Each of our questions come with a complete Answer Justification (explanation) with graphics and videos where appropriate. Our quizzes and exams are randomly generated from our exam bank for each trade. Depending upon the trade our exam banks contain from 800 to over 1600 questions.


Upon review of each Task/Topic Quiz submission, the answer justification should be reviewed to understand why the answers are correct. Task/topic quizzes should be attempted repeatedly until consistent proficiency is attained. The practice quizzes and exam will change with each attempt but will be based on the same content.

Exam Anxiety Management

Exam Anxiety is normal. However, unmanaged exam anxiety can have negative effects on performance. Our courses offer strategies on managing this anxiety. Question analysis and review is skill that is developed best by repeated attempts on questions and reviewing the answer justification