Apprenticeship Exemption Testing

What is Apprenticeship Exemption Testing?

Apprenticeship Exemption Testing is an opportunity for students learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies. Centennial College has been designated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and University (MTCU) as an authorized trade exemption test site.

Dependent on job experience as well as level of expertise, apprentices may challenge the in-school component of the various apprenticeship levels found within their trade-specific apprenticeship program.

Upon successfully completing a trade exemption test, apprentices may be exempted from some or all of an apprenticeship’s formal instruction requirements.


  • $150 for Apprenticeship Exemption Tests and re-writes
  • $50 for Apprenticeship Exemption Tests by reportable subject

Book your exemption test

If you are looking to write your exemption test, contact us by:

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify the Assessment Centre 3 - 5 days in advance.

Earn Apprenticeship Training Levels 1 & 2 with our Motive Power programs

Centennial College's AutomotiveTruck and Coach, and Heavy Duty Motive Power Technician diplomas now offer equivalency for levels 1 and 2 apprenticeship in-school training as part of the programs, which means you can complete your in-class training requirements before you go out to find an employer to sponsor you in the workplace.

For more information, visit Motive Power programs offer apprenticeship training levels 1 and 2.

Apprenticeship and exam policy inquiries

The Assessment Centre is more than happy to answer questions regarding exam day and fee payment. But for all questions and concerns regarding your apprenticeship and exam policy, please contact the Ontario College of Trades.

For a full list of Ministry of Training, Colleges and University​ apprenticeship offices in Ontario, visit the MTCU Apprenticeship Offices in Ontario list.

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