In-Person Exam

If you want to take the ME Exam in person, it’s offered across Ontario in both electronic and paper-based format. Find an exam location on the ME Exam page. If there is no exam offered in your area, please email to inquire.


Valid ID
Before the exam, you will be required to show your ID and authenticate your identity. Examples of acceptable IDs: 

  • Driver’s licence (issued by a Canadian Province)
  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Canadian Permanent Residency Card

Your ID must be original, legible, and not expired, torn or altered. Copies or certified copies are not accepted. Your Health Card is not permitted as identification. You cannot write your exam without proper identification. This will result in having to reschedule your exam and paying any necessary rescheduling fees.


Permitted Materials During the Exam
The Master Electrician Examination is an open book examination. You are permitted to bring only the following to the examination (Pre-Master course workbooks are not permitted):

  1. Master Electrician Exam Reference Material (download it here for free)
  2. Latest version of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (no photocopies). You can bring in a copy of your printed electronic version (with personal watermark).
  3. Relevant Legislation that consists of Acts and Regulations that relate to electrical contracting and is relevant to the examination. OESC bulletins, amendments and the Quick Reference Guide are permitted.
  4. Calculator (non programmable)
  5. Pencil

Please note that ONLY HARD COPIES of examination materials are allowed. No electronic devices permitted.

When to Arrive

  • Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the scheduled start time.  
  • A proctor will ensure that you are registered, that rules are followed, and that you have all the materials you need.
  • Late arrivals will not be given extra time to write the exam.

Exam Rules of Conduct

In advance of writing your exam it is important that you review the Rules of Conduct.  When you attend on the day of the exam, you will be required to sign the Rules of Conduct acknowledging that you understand the requirements.

Actions that violate the Rules of Conduct are considered serious. In order to protect the reputation and high professional standards of Master Electricians, ESA may be required to take action ranging from disqualification to write the exam to refusal to grant the ME licence, depending on the seriousness of the issue. 

Exam Results

The examination results will be issued within 15 working days; results will not be provided over the phone.  Please ensure that that you have provided your current email address.


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