What Is the Master Electrician Exam?

2021 Exam

This Alberta Master Electrician Exam covers the 25th edition of the Canadian Electrical Code as well as related regulations and standards. This exam will test your knowledge of the following documents:
(note: these are the only materials permitted during the exam)


  • 25th Edition of the Canadian Electrical Code (2021) Part 1 (to be purchased separately)
  • Safety Codes Act
    • Safety Codes Act – Certification and Permit Regulation
    • Safety Codes Act – Permit Regulation
    • Safety Codes Act – Electrical Code Regulation
    • Safety Codes Act – Administrative Items Regulation
  • Apprenticeship Education and Industry Training Programs Regulation
  • 2018 WCB Employer Handbook
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act – Worksafe Employer’s Guide
  • Electrical STANDATA
  • Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act
  • Designated Trades and Restricted Activities Regulation
  • Master Electrician Code of Ethics
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code


2021 Exam Kit

Please note: The Exam Kit DOES NOT include the Canadian Electrical Code. You will need to purchase the relevant edition separately.

Each part of the exam can take up to 3.5 hours to complete. The cost to take the Master Electrician Exam is $200. Of this, $125 goes towards your first year of Master Electrician certification.

Before Your Exam

In order to take your exam, you must submit proof of your qualifications for Master Electrician certification. The following should be provided via our online system, Council Connect:

  • Your journeyman certificate: The Council accepts all equivalent journeyman credentials.
  • Your detailed, technical work experience: in order to be eligible to write the exam, an applicant must have worked in the electrical industry under a valid trade certificate for three out of the last five years.

If you have not done business with the Council before, you will need to set up an account. Once you have an account, you can apply for certification through the My Applications tab on your Dashboard.

Council Connect

Note: You are required to complete a prequalification and have it approved prior to scheduling your exam.

Prepare for your exam

An exam preparation course is an optional way to prepare for your exam. These courses are offered at the external institutes listed below.

Calgary – SAIT
Edmonton – NAIT
Fort McMurray – Keyano College
Grande Prairie – Grande Prairie Regional College
Lethbridge – Lethbridge College
Red Deer – Red Deer College
Vermilion – La​​keland College

You will need to contact the institute directly to register. The Council does not offer its own course, and we do not produce study material or practice exams.

When is the Master Electrician exam?

We are currently offering online seatings for the Master Electrician exam. Students can write the exam any time on the day that they are registered.

Out of Province credentials

If you have a Master Electrician certificate or an equivalent from another province, your process to become a certified Alberta Master Electrician may be different.

Click here for information on out-of-province credentials

After Your Exam

The results of your exam will be uploaded to your Council Connect account within 14 days of your sitting.
A passing grade

The Master Electrician Exam is taken in two parts. You will pass the exam if you achieve both of the following:

  • A grade of at least 60% on both sections of the exam.
  • An average grade of 75% between both sections of the exam.

If you pass the exam, we will automatically mail your Master Electrician card and certificate to the address we have on file.

If you do not pass the exam, you must rewrite the section where you received a grade below 60%; if both sections were above 60%, you can choose either section to rewrite and obtain a higher mark.