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ESA continues to assess how we can safely offer the Master Electrician examination while adhering to Ontario Public Health guidelines. ESA is working on resuming in-person exam sessions, and implementing Virtual Proctoring for ME exams in the fall.

See more: Notice Regarding Training and Master Electrician Exams — Jun. 30, 2020

ESA apologizes for any inconvenience during this unprecedented health crisis and thanks you in advance for your patience and understanding.

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 masters.exam@electricalsafety.on.ca.

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 masters.exam@electricalsafety.on.ca 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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