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Plasterer Examination

The examination is 3 hours long. It consists of 51 questions and each question is worth 1 point. The required passing grade is 60%. The materials supplied for your use during the examination are: a calculator, a paper sheet, a pencil and an eraser. No other material or reference document is allowed during the examination.

Skill Content on Which Questions May Be Based

Section 1 - Joint Treatment (45%)

  • Appropriate use of necessary products, tools and accessories
  • Appropriate choice and mixture of coating ingredients 
  • Installing mouldings and other trims
  • Following work procedures for preparing and doing surface jointing work
  • Identifying possible causes of a problem
  • Preparing and doing repairs 

Section 2 - Installing an Acrylic System (25%)

  • Appropriate use of necessary products, tools and accessories
  • Appropriate choice and mixture of coating ingredients
  • Following work procedures and adequately applying acrylic coatings on a wall insulation system 

Section 3 - Applying a Cement Parge (8%)

  • Appropriate use of necessary products, tools and accessories
  • Appropriate choice and mixture of coating ingredients
  • Following work procedures for preparing and doing parging work on various surfaces 

Section 4 - Specialized Plastering (22%)

  • Appropriate use of necessary products, tools and accessories
  • Applying a cement parge and a popcorn-type textured finish
  • Appropriate choice and mixture of coating ingredients
  • Identifying possible causes of a problem
  • Preparing and doing repairs
  • Making, installing and restoring ornamental elements
  • Following work procedures for making mouldings on-site 

Samples of questions for provincial qualification examination

Suggested documentation

The suggested documents are an important tool to help you prepare for the examination. However, your best asset to write the exam successfully are the quality and diversity of the skills you have acquired during your apprenticeship.