A 1-year Provisional Certificate of Qualification will be issued after you complete your apprenticeship in a trade that has a certifying exam. This certificate allows you to continue working in a compulsory trade while you attempt your certifying exam.
Skilled Trades Ontario will send you the certificate via email. If you do not have access to email, the certificate will be mailed to you.
A Provisional Certificate of Qualification holder may be granted a 6-month extension after submitting an application form, if the Registrar is satisfied that extenuating circumstances outside the individual’s control prevented them from scheduling or writing the certifying exam in the trade.
Extenuating circumstances include, without limitation, the existence of any barrier within the meaning of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and circumstances where the certifying exams cannot be administered for technical or operational reasons
Your application for a 6-month extension:
You can still attempt the certifying examination even if your provisional Certificate of Qualification has expired.
To apply for a 6-month extension: