Holders of a CofQ or Military Certification

Holders of Certification of Qualification outside of B.C

If you hold a Certificate of Qualification in British Columbia, and wish to obtain a Red Seal Endorsement, please submit the following documents:

There is no fee to challenge the Red Seal exam for the first and second scheduling/writing attempts. The documents may be emailed, faxed or mailed to ITA.

Please note:  If you only hold a Certificate of Apprenticeship, and wish to obtain a Certificate of Qualification and/or Red Seal Endorsement, you will only be able to do so if the Certificate of Qualification was not available at the time you obtained your Certification of Apprenticeship. If the Certificate of Qualification was available, please challenge the trade to receive your certification.

If you hold a Certificate of Qualification from another Canadian jurisdiction, and wish to obtain a Red Seal Endorsement, please submit the following documents:

  • IP/CofQ Exam Application Form 
  • A photocopy of your Certificate of Qualification
  • $120 out of province assessment fee. You can pay online here, mail a cheque (payable to Industry Training Authority) in with your application, or pay in person by cash or debit card at the ITA Customer Service desk.

 

Holders of Military Certification

If you can show proof of a Military Trade Certification, with proof of a Military ranking at QL5 or higher, you can provide this in lieu of completing a Certification Challenge Package. This applies for specific trades only (see table below). For additional resources, please visit the Helmets to Hardhats website.

Please provide the following documents:

There is no assessment fee required.

  MT#Military TradeRed Seal Trade
1 367/313 Marine Engineer / Marine Engineering Technician 1. Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
2. Machinist
2 125/331/332

Electrical Technician / Marine Electrician

Industrial Electrician
3 129/411 Vehicle Technician 1. Automotive Service Technician
2. Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
3. Truck and Transport Mechanic
4 134/441 Material Technician Welder
5 301/641 Refrigeration and Mechanical Technician Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
6 302/642 Electrical Distribution Technician Construction Electrician
7 304/646 Plumbing and Heating Technician 1. Plumber
2. Oil Heat System Technician
8 306/648 Construction Technician Carpenter
9 164/861 Cook Cook