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National technical training program (NTTP)—Prerequisite exam for weights and measures authorized service providers

The prerequisite exam ensures that candidates have the necessary mathematics, reading and deductive abilities to certify devices under the Weights and Measures Act. You must register a minimum of 30 days prior to a scheduled exam date. The exam must also be completed a minimum of 30 days prior to registering or participating in one of the core courses.

The exam consists of multiple choice questions, which must be completed within 90 minutes, and has a pass mark of 70%. Candidates who do not obtain a passing mark within three attempts will not be eligible to participate in training courses.

There is no fee for this exam.

What to bring

Candidates must bring:

  • Government issued identification
  • Pen(s) and calculator (smartphones are prohibited)
Schedule for the prerequisite examsFootnote 1
Date Time Status
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Open
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Open
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Open
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Open


Footnote 1

Exams are available in both official languages at these Measurement Canada district offices: Belleville, Calgary, Dartmouth, Edmonton, Hamilton, London, Markham, Moncton, Montréal, Ottawa, Penticton, Québec, Saskatoon, St. John's, Vancouver and Winnipeg

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Register for the prerequisite exam.

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