Getting certified opens the doors to a world of opportunities—from becoming an entrepreneur to getting a promotion, finding a new opportunity or being a mentor. Holding a Red Seal Endorsement or Certification of Qualification signifies a high standard of skilled trades in B.C.
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Apprentices need to take several exams during their apprenticeship, mostly during in-class technical training.



If you have experience working in a skilled trade in B.C., Canada, or another country and are looking to get certified, you may be eligible to challenge your trade.

Skilled Trades


With Skilled Trades Certification now in effect in B.C., individuals working in certain trades will be required to register as an apprentice or challenge their trade.

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Holders of a Certification of Qualification or Military Certification

Individuals who are certified in a skilled trade outside of B.C. or have a Military Trade Certification may be eligible to receive a B.C. Certification of Qualification or Red Seal Endorsement through an application process. 

Labour Mobility

If you hold a Certificate of Qualification from a trade board in Canada, SkilledTradesBC will recognize it.

Skill Development through TradeUpBC

TradeUpBC is a provincially-funded initiative that provides experienced tradespeople and employers access to microcredentials and short-term skill development offerings, helping them stay resilient and become future ready.