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Getting serious about becoming a construction or industrial electrician

Teaching tool and practice test help prepare for Red Seal exam


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Careers in the skilled trades offer good employment outcomes, significant earning potential, and higher levels of job satisfaction and security. Skilled tradespersons are in demand and are commanding more and more respect as filling a vital role in our economy and society.

Employers will often look for tradespersons who have completed the appropriate apprenticeship and can demonstrate their competency in their chosen field. Among the many fields of expertise in the trades are construction and industrial electricians-fields that require extensive education, training, adherence to a number of laws and regulations, and clear demonstration of the knowledge and skills required to get the job done efficiently and correctly.

The Red Seal Program is a well-known standard of excellence for skilled trades and sets common standards to assess the skills of tradespersons across Canada, supporting the development of a certified, highly skilled and mobile trades workforce in Canada. Construction and industrial electricians are among the 57 designated Red Seal trades, and those aspiring to build a career in this field must pass the Red Seal exam.

CSA Group’s Canadian Electrical Practice Exam (CEPE) can help.

“The CEPE has been designed by one of Canada‚Äôs top experts in the Canadian Electrical Code,” says Cathy Esposito, Manager of Product Strategy at CSA Group. “It is more than just a practice test. It is a teaching tool. Thousands of apprentices have used this learning tool to help them earn a Certificate of Qualification.”

That top expert is Robert Nelson, a senior electrical consultant with CSA Group since 2002. His years of experience in the industry, knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code, and dedication to serving and encouraging electrical apprentices over the years is reflected in the 2015 CEPE.

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. A software download, features of the CEPE include a wrong answer report that shows the right solution, a four-hour timer, and audio narration.

In addition, there is no limit as to how many times this tool can be accessed, and a refreshed set of randomly selected questions is provided each time. The end result? Improved confidence that you are ready to take the final Certificate of Qualification exam.

Learn more about the 2015 Canadian Electrical Practice Exam (CEPE).

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.

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