What are the requirements to become a master electrician?
become a master electrician, you must fulfill the following criteria, as stated in the Certification & Permit Regulation:
- Master electrician certification may be issued to an applicant who:
- holds a trade certificate as an electrician under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act,
- has, in the 5 years preceding the application,
- worked a minimum of 3 years in the electrical industry under a trade certificate referred to in clause (a), or
- has been actively engaged in electrical contracting for a minimum of 3 years under a restricted master electrician certificate,
- has paid the appropriate fee, and
- has attained a mark of at least 75% in the master electrician examination approved by the Administrator.
order to write the Alberta master electrician exam, please go to Council
Connect and create an account. You will
be asked to upload your journeyman certification as well as provide a detailed
summary of your work experience in the electrical industry. Each application is
reviewed by Council associates on the basis of whether it meets the
requirements of the Certification and Permit regulation and is then approved by
the Administrator of Certification.
What if my journeyman qualification is issued outside of Alberta or
Journeyman certification issued by any province other than Alberta will be
assessed on an individual basis. You can find more information on
out-of-province requirements here: LINK
do not assess credentials from other countries.
You may require assessment by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry
What does the exam test me on?
Exam will test you on the current edition of the Canadian Electrical Code Part
1, as well as the acts and regulations included in the Exam Kit.
You will be provided with
the documents listed above when you write the exam, but it is recommended
that you become familiar with them in advance.
How long is the exam?
The exam is 7 hours total. It
contains 2 sections; each section can take up to 3.5 hours to complete. You
will be allowed up to an hour break between each section.
Where can I write the exam?
You may write at any of the
scheduled sittings. View the exam schedule.
If you cannot write on any of
the scheduled dates, you can write on an individual basis in Edmonton at the
Safety Codes Council office during regular business hours. The online
application process includes the option to include the date and location you
prefer to write.
How much is it to write the master
The total cost is $200.00 each
time you write the exam or a section of the exam. The cost of your first year
of certification ($125.00) is included in this fee.
How do I get study materials?
You may purchase an exam
kit from the Safety Codes Council for $50.00 + shipping to help you prepare for the
exam. You also have the option of
locating and printing the documents yourself.
The documents you need are listed on the Exam Kit page.
Do you offer exam preparation courses?
The Safety Codes
Council does not offer master electrician exam preparation courses. To
find a college in your area that does, see the Courses page.
You will need to contact the college directly to find out about upcoming master
What mark do I need to pass?
need an average of 75 per cent over both sections with no less than
60 per cent on either section.
What happens after I pass?
receive a wall certificate and a wallet ID card in the mail. This ID card is to
be presented to the permit issuing authorities each time you wish to take
out a permit.
What if I pass one part and fail the second; do I have to
re-write both parts?
you have less than 60 per cent on either part, you are required to
re-write that part.
you have higher than 60 per cent on both parts, but less than 75% average,
you have the option of re-writing only the part you received the lowest grade
After re-writing, do you take the highest mark or the most
highest mark will be used to calculate your average. If you rewrite
only one part of the exam, your new average will
be calculated using your highest mark for each part of
Is the exam written or online?
the exam is only in written form.
What am I required to bring to the exam?
NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR CELL PHONE DURING
will need to bring:
- Government issued photo ID
- HB #2 Pencil
- Non-Programmable Calculator