Exam Rewrite Opportunities

Description

  • Apprentices are required to work a set number of hours after which they are required to attend block/level training which is generally 6-8 weeks in duration.
  • Exams are scheduled at the end of in-school training periods
  • If an apprentice is unsuccessful in obtaining 70 per cent on a block or Red Seal certification exam, they are provided with opportunities to rewrite the exam, 20 business days after the original exam writing date.
  • Rewrite opportunities are scheduled monthly in each regional apprenticeship office.

Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

  • An apprentice writes a block exam at the end of each in-school training period.
  • A Red Seal certification exam is required at the end of the final block of training.
  • If an apprentice receives a grade of less than 70 per cent on the exam then they are eligible for a rewrite.
  • Rewrite Registration Forms must be submitted at least three (3) weeks prior to the selected rewrite date.

How do I Apply?

  • If an apprentice scores less than 70 per cent, a rewrite must be completed within 90 days.
  • Rewrite Registration Forms must be submitted at least three (3) weeks prior to the selected rewrite date. The form outlines the locations and dates of monthly re-writes.
  • For block exams, the Rewrite Registration form can be found here.
  • For block exams, email the form to blockexams@gov.nl.ca or fax to 709-466-3987
  • For Red Seal certification exams, the Rewrite Registration form can be found here.
  • For Red Seal certification exams, email the form to certificationexams@gov.nl.ca or fax to 709-729-5878.
  • Pay the required fee (for certification exam only). Payment must be made online here.
  • The apprentice will then be notified via email of the details on the scheduled rewrite.
  • If an apprentice would like a breakdown of their block exam results, they can make a request by emailing blockexams@gov.nl.ca. The requested breakdown will be provided after the apprentice has registered for their exam rewrite. For Red Seal certification exams, a breakdown is automatically provided for all failed attempts.

Deadline to apply

The Rewrite Registration Form must be submitted a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to the selected exam rewrite date. If an apprentice is unable to attend a scheduled rewrite, notice must be sent to blockexams@gov.nl.ca three (3) business days prior to the scheduled exam date.

Decision-Making Process

Applications

  • Rewrite Registration Form is sent by the apprentice.

Assessment

  • Exam Coordinator assesses application.
  • Exam Coordinator will confirm the apprentice’s eligibility to rewrite the exam and the availability of space at the chosen location/date.
  • For Red Seal certification exams, the Coordinator will also confirm that the required fee has been paid.

Approval

A confirmation email will be sent to the apprentice at least one (1) week before the scheduled rewrite date.

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