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Write The Exam

ESA is experiencing a high demand for the ME 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. Please indicate a second and third preference when registering for 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.

The exam consists of 80 questions, which are divided among 3 exam sections as described below.You will have a maximum of 3 hours to write the exam. 

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

  • Ontario Electrical Safety Code 
  • Worker Safety 
  • Business Administration

The Master Electrician exam is open book. Candidates are tested on their knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to worker safety, business administration and all sections of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, so bring your copy of the current Code book and other approved reference materials, including the 2021 Master Electrician Examination Reference book. 

The Reference book contains legislation relevant to electrical contracting. You can download the ME Exam Reference book or buy a hard copy for $68, 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. Choose one of the options below to view more information.

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. Before signing up, review the Master Electrician Licence Requirements.

Check where and when to find the nearest exam location:

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

Master Electrician Exam FAQs 


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.