The Day of the Exam

It is very important to know that candidates who are late will not have access to the exam room and will have to register for a future session. Do not underestimate the amount of time it will take to get to the regional offices of the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) or the designated centres (Baie-Comeau, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Bonaventure, Chibougamau, Ville-Marie, Blanc Sablon) where the exams are held.

You will be asked to produce two pieces of official identification at the exam session, including one with a photograph. The following pieces are accepted: passport, driver’s permit (Canadian), health insurance card (Canadian), Permanent Resident card, certificate of Indian Status, Canadian social insurance card, certificate or copy of act of birth issued by the Registrar of Civil Status, competency certificate issued by the CCQ. No other pieces of identification will be accepted.

People with disabilities

La Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) is committed to offering adapted services to people with a motor, visual, or auditory disability. People who need any assistance with taking their exam may contact Customer Services directly at 1 888 842-8282. 


Strict instructions, aiming to avoid plagiarism and maintain a climate favourable to concentration by other candidates, will be given to you at the start of the exam session. Among them are the following:

  • It is forbidden to have in your possession electronic devices such as a cell phone, a smart watch, a computer, a pager, or a camera.It
  • is forbidden to use documentation such as personal notes, books, or dictionaries.
  • Only one person at a time may leave to go to the bathroom. If you leave the room without permission, you must hand in all of your documents. Your exam will then be considered terminated.
  • You may take no documents out of the exam room. 
  • The only materials allowed during the session are those that the CCQ makes available to you. (An exam booklet, an answer sheet, rough paper, a pencil, an eraser, and a calculator.)

For more information on the instructions and authorized materials, consult the instructions for candidates for the provincial examination.

Please consult the information sheets to find out if documentation (e.g., a code) will be handed out to you at the exam.