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 Advanced Education and Skills Development 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.

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.

Fees and payment

A fee of $150 will be charged for all Apprenticeship Exemption Tests and $50 will be charged for each Reportable Subject Test. You can pay online or in person after you book your Exemption or Reportable Subject Test.

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.

Visit the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development's Apprenticeship Offices in Ontario for a complete list of apprenticeship offices in Ontario.

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