Railway Car


Please note that this program is only available for those wishing to challenge certification. There is no apprenticeship pathway at this time.

Program Updates

Effective April 1, 2019 the Railway Car Technician certification can be obtained through a challenge pathway, please view OPSN 2019 003 for details. 


Exam Resources

The Occupational Analysis Chart describes the scope of competencies for the trade. The CofQ exam was developed to assess the competencies listed in this chart.

The Exam Breakdown for the Certificate of Qualification exam shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

The Reference Materials provide study material for challengers preparing to write the exam.

Program & Challenge


If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.