Test Centre
  • Contact

    T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2557
    E: testcentre@dc-uoit.ca
    Gordon Willey building, 
    Room B291 

  • Reception

    Mon. to Thurs. – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    (Closed noon – 1 p.m.)
    Fri. – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Sat. and Sun. - Closed
  • Testing Hours

    Mon. to Fri. – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Sat. – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sun. – closed

Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET)

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)  authorizes Colleges to administer trade exemption testing for both apprentices and non-apprentices. To be eligible to write, apprentices or non-apprentices must possess the entry requirements for the trade, or be an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) participant. You’re not required to be an apprentice to write an exemption test. Exemption tests are written in sequential order.  If you pass an AET, you have up to two years to become a registered apprentice. If you do not pass, there is a 6 month waiting period to rewrite a test at additional cost.


The exam writer is responsible for paying the fees listed below prior to the exam sitting. Rescheduling fees are only incurred if an exam writer moves a confirmed exam date. Courier fees are only incurred at the request of the student or institution/association. Organizations paying fees on behalf of exam writers may be invoiced.

Apprenticeship Exemption Test

$150 per test

Reportable Subject Test

$12.50 per 15 minutes of test time

Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Abatement Supervisor, Mobile Crane Operator (0-8 ton)

$100 per test

Rescheduling fee (as needed)

$25 per rescheduling

Courier fees (as needed)

$12 per shipment

Booking a test

  1. Start your booking request with one of the following methods (shown in preferred order):
    1. Test Centre Booking Request – online form
    2. Email – whitbytestcentre@durhamcollege.ca – with your contact information and exam details
    3. In-person – During posted office hours, Whitby Campus, Room 181
    4. Telephone – 905.721.2000 ext. 4233
    5. Voicemail
    6. During the preparation of your exam, the Test Centre will contact you to confirm the exam date, time, ID and other documentation requirements, and cost. Please process your payment at the Whitby Campus’ Office of the Registrar. Payment methods include credit card, debit card, certified cheque, money order and cash. Please note, Result Letter(s) will not be published/disclosed until payment is processed.

Cancellations & RESCHEDULING

If you cancel your exam within 3 business days of your confirmed booking, you will receive a refund of the payment amount less a $25 administration fee, and any courier fees or other disbursements incurred. If you fail to show up for a confirmed exam, a $25 rescheduling fee will be levied payable prior to the next rescheduled date.


Durham College Test Centre (Whitby Campus)
1610 Champlain Ave.

Whitby, Ontario  L1N 6A7

Room 181

Telephone: (905) 721-2000, Ext. 4233

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