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Write The Exam

ESA is working on adding more ME Exam dates for 2021, as well as a “virtual proctor” option. This will allow you to write the exam from the safety of your home, provided you have secure internet access and a computer with a camera. If you prefer a virtually-proctored exam, we expect them to be available early in 2021. 

Given the evolving restrictions due to the pandemic, we are working diligently to find venues that comply with the government’s requirements, and safely host as many attendees as possible. Please note that your health and safety, as well as that of our representatives is our highest priority.

Master Electrician Examination

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 Ontario Electrical Safety Code and other approved reference materials.

You may use the 2018 Master Electrician Examination reference material during the exam. This book contains legislation relevant to electrical contracting. Download this document for FREE, or you can buy a hard copy for $64 plus HST. (This book is included with the ESA Pre-Master Electrician course.) To buy the book, simply request it when registering for the Master Electrician Exam. If you are already registered, email your request to buy the book to

Ready for the exam?

Before signing up, review the Master Electrician Licence Requirements.

The Master Electrician Exam is offered across the province in an electronic and paper-based format. Check where and when to find the nearest exam location:

Master Electrician Examination Schedule

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

Learn more and apply:

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

Not quite ready to write?

ESA created a course to help you prepare for the Master Electrician Examination.
You do not have to take this course before writing the Master Electrician exam. However, if you failed the Master Electrician Examination twice you will be asked to take relevant training.

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