Apprenticeship Exemption Testing

Durham College is a ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test Centre, authorized through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) and the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) to administer Apprenticeship Exemption Tests (AETs) for both apprentices and non-apprentices.


To be eligible to write an AET, 0-8 Ton Mobile Crane or Asbestos Abatement Worker/Supervisor;

Apprentices & Non-Apprentices

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Must possess the entry requirements for the trade
  • Your trade must be listed as an AET-eligible trade, as outlined by the MAESD

Non-apprentices Only

  • You are not required to be an apprentice
  • Must be an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) participant

Mobile Crane (0-8 Ton) Construction

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Must present a completed MTCU Modular Training Application Form
  • Must present a completed Learning Outcomes Completion Form (Page 18 of the Training Standard)

Asbestos Abatement Worker/Supervisor

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Must present a completed MTCU Modular Training Application Form
  • Proof of registration with the ministry of 253W Asbestos Abatement Worker Program and/or successful completion of the Asbestos Abatement Worker training course

Test Details

  • Exemption tests must be written in order (if applicable)
  • Most exemption tests are closed book and are 3 hours in duration
  • All exemption tests are conducted at the Whitby Campus Test Centre
  • A PASS/FAIL letter will be sent to the candidate and the MLITSD/MAESD Apprenticeship Office within 10 working days of the test date.
  • A minimum of 70% or higher is required to pass an exemption test.
  • Where a candidate has been unsuccessful, you will be required to wait a minimum of 90 days to be eligible to register for another attempt.


The fee for writing an exemption test is $150 + HST.  This fee is subject to change and is non-refundable.

Schedule a Test

Apprenticeship Exemption Testing

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Mobile Crane Operator (0-8 Ton) Construction

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Asbestos Abatement Worker/Supervisor

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You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been processed.

Contact Us
Durham College
Whitby Campus Test Centre – room 181
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, ON  L1N 6A7

T: 721-2000 ext 4233