I wrote the exam as soon as it became apparent that it was going to be necessary. I found the exam to be quite difficult. I passed it with a respectable grade but I have heard that quite a few people have been failing it lately. this exam is geared toward people with a considerable amount of experience. Someone coming out of school or someone who's job is to change light bulbs all day long would have a hard time with this test.
Received the results today from the ME exam. Passed with a mark of 84%.
For any who are contemplating challenging the exam :
-the exam has 80 questions, ALL multiple choice.
-70% is a pass.
-study study study. Know the code book well.
-take the refresher course. *everything* on the exam is taken right from the course manual and the questions on the exam are virtually identical in one form or another to the Quiz questions in the course manual.
-brush up on the business and safety questions (consumer protection act, OHSHA regs, employment act.) About 30 questions are devoted to this stuff.
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Called to get into the course/exam and was told there is none scheduled for my area.I was told that i had a year to get a temp or take the couse.Not true since you have to be an existing contractor to get the temp and the course is full before its offered as they are taking names months ahead of time.I explained that there is no way they can enforce a law that i cannot reasonably comply with and they had nothing to say. Also heard that the law is in fact not being applied and people are upset because they have spent time and money getting the masters while other people are working without it.I don't know how true this is as the esa rep unresponsive when asked on the phone.Im very disapointed as i had the utmost respect for esa and thought this would be handled better. At the end of the conversation the impression was that i cant start this business since i can't write the masters as it is not offered. Don't know what to belive cheers
There is no course being offered around my area either. I decided that I will study a bit on my own and challenge the exam.
You can get all the legislation free on the web. The only thing that I had to buy was the consolidated version of the safety regs, about $18. The outline on their web page tells what the test will cover.
Frank.. I am not suprised about your plight. This was discussed at our course. There is a huge influx of people applying for the course/me exam. Despite the repeated warnings way in advance for people to apply and attend sooner everybody procrastinated and now people like you are paying the price.
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It sure would be nice if there was a "Red seal" Master's ticket that was recognized no matter which province you lived in. It is a lot of effort to obtain a master's ticket (at least it was when I was in Alberta) and some sort of standardization would be nice.
It sounds like the exam in Ontario is quite a bit different from the one I wrote in Alberta. We had lots of Calculations (Residences, Homes, Hotels, Motels, Schools, Apartment buildings, transformer banks, motor banks, capacitor banks etc...etc. regulations, code questions, Government acts related to the electrical industry etc.
It would be nice if a countrywide standard were applied, maybe requiring a small course and exam in each province related to the local regs in order to endorse your Masters ticket in that Province.....I know, wishful thinking!