Concrete Finisher (Cement Mason)

"Cement Mason" means a person who

  1. finishes all concrete construction, such as floors, walls, ceilings, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, whether finished by trowel or float or any other process, and
  2. sacks, chips, rubs, grinds and cures by compounds in concrete finishing work, and
  3. dry packs, grouts and finishes in connection with setting machinery, such as engines, generators, air compressors and tanks, and includes any other work that is generally performed by a journeyperson cement mason.

Program Updates:

The Exam Weighting Charts are available for Levels 1, 2, and show the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 144.92 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(1.PDF 396.51 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 47.16 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 144.8 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 56.19 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 79.43 KB)