Construction Electrician Red Seal Exam Prep (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    16 Hours

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Part Time: January 13, 2022 – March 03, 2022


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The Construction Electrician Red Seal Examination Preparation course is designed based on the competencies listed in the trade’s Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS). The course will help students review all the trade-specific concepts and theories they will need to challenge and successfully pass the Red Seal Examination.

This intensive review course is for participants who have the requisite theoretical and practical knowledge and have met the challenge requirements to write the exam. The course will guide candidates and help them with the preparation material for the exam to become a Red Seal Construction Electrician.

Students will have eight weeks to complete the course.

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

  • Safety and organization
  • Installation, servicing, and maintenance
  • Various equipment, devices and systems
  • Generation and distribution
  • Wiring
  • Motors and control systems
  • Signalling
  • Communication

Red Seal Construction Electrician

Becoming a Construction Electrician as a Career Choice

Construction electricians plan, design, assemble, install, alter, repair, inspect, verify, commission, connect, operate, maintain and decommission electrical systems. Electrical systems provide heating, lighting, power, alarm, security, communication and control in residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, transportation and entertainment environments.

Construction electricians may be self-employed or employed by electrical contractors, utilities, and operations and maintenance departments of various facilities and municipalities.

What Do Construction Electricians Do?

Construction electricians must read and interpret electrical, mechanical, civil and architectural drawings and specifications such as electrical, building, fire, and jurisdictional codes to complete electrical installations. They use electrical test equipment and digital technology to ensure system safety, functionality and compatibility. Their work may be performed indoors or outdoors, at heights, in confined spaces and in hazardous environments.

Required Skills

Construction electricians require good communication skills to negotiate, coordinate and facilitate work with clients, co-workers, jurisdictional authorities and other trades. Organizational skills are required to successfully plan and execute their work. They also require strong analytical and problem-solving skills in order to read and interpret diagrams, drawings and specifications. They require mechanical aptitude to install, diagnose and repair systems and components. It is beneficial for construction electricians to have good vision, the ability to distinguish colours, manual dexterity and a willingness to keep up with new developments in the trade. With changing technologies, digital and computer skills are necessary to this trade for job performance, learning methods and updating skills. They require stamina as construction electricians spend much of their time performing static and physical tasks such as climbing.

Career Options

Construction electricians play a crucial role as mentors and trainers to apprentices in the trade. They may also advance to positions such as foremen, instructors, project managers, superintendents, estimators, technicians, system designers, electrical inspectors or start their own contracting business.

Note: Before registering for any Red Seal Exam Preparation courses, please contact your local trades authority to confirm your eligibility to write the relevant Red Seal Exam.


Chad Soucy

Chad Soucy is a Master Electrician, Red Seal Industrial/Construction Electrician, in 2012, further expanded on his mission to lifelong learning in becoming an electrical instructor. He continued on this path as an Online course developer and is steadfastly committed to electrical safety and sound adult learning theories.




*Subject to change without notice


Live Online

Part Time:

  • January 13, 2022 – March 03, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 2 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities


Required Materials

  • As part of the course, students will have to purchase two textbooks, which will cost approximately $165 and $200


The registration fee for this course is $495.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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