How do I get a Certificate of Qualification for my trade?

You need a Certificate of Qualification to work in some skilled trades in Ontario.

A Certificate of Qualification is required to work in regulated skilled trades. Some unregulated skilled trades also require a Certificate of Qualification. You can only apply for this certification if:

Taking the Certificate of Qualification Exam

To take a Certificate of Qualification exam, you will first need to call and pay a fee to Skilled Trades Ontario.

Next, Skilled Trades Ontario recommends that you download and study their Exam Preparation Guide. Once you feel ready to take the exam, contact the nearest Employment Ontario apprenticeship office to book your exam.

Read the Skilled Trades Ontario webpage for more information on the Exam Process and Preparation.

For More Information

  • Skilled Trades Ontario - The agency is responsible for apprenticeships and skilled trades certification in Ontario.
  • What are regulated professions and trades? - Some professions and trades are regulated in Canada to protect public health and safety. From
  • Working in Ontario -  Information about getting licensed in your profession or trade, bridging programs, credential assessment and more. From the Government of Ontario website.
Last updated: September 12, 2023 4001104