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Write The Exam

ESA is experiencing a high demand for the exam. Completed applications will be replied to as soon as possible and processed in the order they are received. 

Space is limited due to COVID protocols and processing requirements. The exam schedule is refreshed regularly but spots are limited. Please indicate a second and third preference when registering for the exam. ESA requests that if you do have a scheduled exam date that you do not transfer as this may prevent others from writing the exam.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Overview Examination Options
► Exam Schedule ► Information Package & Forms
► Pre-Master Course ► FAQs


You must pass the exam as one of the requirements to get a Master Electrician Licence. The Master Electrician examination is only offered through the Electrical Safety Authority.

To pass, you need an overall exam score of at least 70%, plus a minimum of 60% in each of the three exam sections:

  1. Ontario Electrical Safety Code;
  2. Worker Safety; and
  3. Business Administration.

The exam is open book, so bring your copy of the current Ontario Electrical Safety Code and other approved reference materials, including the 2018 Master Electrician Examination Reference book. This book contains legislation relevant to electrical contracting. Download the ME Exam Reference book for FREE, or buy a hard copy for $64, plus HST. To buy the book, simply request it when registering for the ME Exam. If you already registered, just email with your request to buy the book. (Please note the ME Examination reference book is included in the Pre-Master Course.)

Examination Options

ESA offers two options for taking the ME examination.

in person exam            virtually proctored

Exam Schedule

Ready to Write the Exam? The Master Electrician Exam is offered across the province in two formats: Virtual Proctor and In-Person, in electronic and paper-based format. Check where and when to find the nearest exam location:

Before signing up, review the Master Electrician Licence Requirements.

If there is not an exam offered in your area email to inquire.

Information Package and Forms

Master Electrician Examination Information Package
Master Electrician Examination Application Form
Exam Transfer Request Form
Master Electrician Exam Rules of Conduct
Interpreter Attendance Request Form

Pre-Master Electrician Course

Not quite ready to write the exam yet? ESA has developed a “Pre-Master” course to help you prepare for the ME Exam. You do not have to take this course before writing the ME exam. However, if you fail the ME Exam twice, you will be asked to take relevant training.

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