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Inspection and Technical Services Exam Schedule

May 21, 2021

Inspection and Technical Services is pleased to advise that trades exams have resumed.  Please reference the Examination Schedule for dates and location of upcoming examination sittings.

Application Requirements

The submission of a completed application form, verification of hours and payment is required prior to the posted cut-off date. The cut-off date is a minimum of 4 weeks (20 working days) prior to scheduled examination date. Refer to the current examination schedule for cut-off dates.

Failure to do comply with deadline dates may result in automatically being processed for the next available date within the region.  Eligibility for preferred dates is on a first come, first served basis when application criteria has been met.  Seating is limited.

Dates may change or new examination dates may be added.  Specific exam locations will be supplied with written confirmation.  Do not assume you have been scheduled unless you have received written confirmation.  When an email address is provided, confirmation will be emailed.  If an email address has not been provided or the writing is not legible, written confirmation will be mailed.

Cut-off date means Application, Payment and Verification of Hours, if required, have been submitted by the posted cut-off date.  This also applies to a request to reschedule. 

Request to Reschedule/Withdraw Application
Once confirmation of an exam sitting has been issued:

  • The applicant may request to reschedule one time only. The request must be made in writing by email or letter no less than 5 working days prior to the exam date. A reschedule request will not be considered if it is past the cut off date.  The applicant will be placed in the next available sitting. The fee will be forfeited when the request is made later than 5 business days prior to the exam date and/or made verbally. 
  • There will be no refund issued when an applicant fails to appear for an examination for which they have been confirmed.  The fee will be forfeited.
  • A second request to reschedule may not be considered resulting in the need to reapply for a future exam sitting.  Cut-off date and requirements for completed application will apply.
  • The applicant may cancel their application to write an examination, in writing and no later than 5 business days prior to their selected examination date.  The fee will be refunded.  The fee will be forfeited when the request is made later than 5 business days and/or made verbally. If you have previously rescheduled your exam date you will not be eligible for a refund.
  • There is a 90 day wait period to re-write all Power Engineering, Steam Traction, Special Boiler, Refrigeration, & Electrical.   There is a 60 day wait period to rewrite Oil Fitter, Gas D Liquid Petroleum & Special Rec Vehicle.  Please select appropriate dates when applying to re-write and exam.

Examination eligibility, examination rewrite waiting periods and licensing information are found within the Regulations of the specific acts. Online versions of the Laws of Manitoba can be accessed at Acts and Regulations.

Incomplete Applications

An application is considered incomplete when:

  • The application form itself is incomplete. If fee has been processed you will receive a refund and will be required to reapply.
  • The applicant does not meet applicable prerequisites. If fee has been processed you will receive a refund and will be required to reapply.
  • The applicant’s fee has not been processed within a minimum of 20 working days prior to scheduled examination date. If the application is complete and the applicant meets the applicable prerequisites but payment was processed AFTER the minimum 20 working days, you may be scheduled your second date choice or next available sitting.  A refund will not be automatically issued.  You will receive confirmation of exam sitting.  You may then refer to “Request to Reschedule or Request to Cancel/Refund” if you are not satisfied with the confirmed time and date.

Proof of further education and/or hours logged under a licensed employer must accompany an application for a re-write at the 4th and 7th attempts, for exams in each program area. Exam Eligibility & Required Documentation Guide (print guide)

exam eligibility guide

Payment information

The examination fee is $60.  Payment methods are as follows:

  • Cash (in person)
  • Cheque/Money Order made payable to the Minister of Finance
  • Credit Card (either in person or by mailing in a Credit Card Authorization {CCA} form with application).  Payment will not be processed if CCA is emailed or faxed.  Mail only.

Exam applications are available under each applicable program area:

Notification of Exam Results

Results are mailed 3 to 5 weeks after the examination date.

If you have passed an exam which results in eligibility for licensure you may submit the appropriate application found under each applicable program area:

If you require further information contact the Office of the Fire Commissioner:

Office of the Fire Commissioner
508-401 York Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 0P8
Telephone: (204) 945-3373
Fax: (204) 948-2089
Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069

Please direct general questions regarding examinations and licencing to