Challenging Level Exams

Here is the process for challenging a level exam:

How to challenge an ITA Level Exam 
Step 1. Apply

See this list of level exams available for challenge and please submit the Level Exam Application Form.

As of October 1, 2014, apprentices wishing to apply to challenge a level of technical training are required to provide evidence in writing of registered employer sponsor support, plus wait a minimum of 6-months if they have taken and failed a level of technical training.

The letter from the registered employer sponsor should be on the company letter head or an email from company’s address and signed by an approved staff member.   

The letter must include:

- The level of exam the registered employer sponsor is supporting the apprentice to write;

- The reason the registered employer sponsor believes the apprentice should be eligible to write the exam.

If you do not have a registered sponsor, you are required to submit the Level Exam Application Form only.

Send the completed forms to

Note: Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to you.

Step 2. Verify Application ITA will review your application package and the processing time is approximately 2-3 weeks.
Step 3. Approved to Challenge?

After your approval from ITA, you will be immediately scheduled to write your exam based on the requested date provided on the Level Exam Application Form

If ITA does not approve your application, advice will be provided.