Canadian Heavy Equipment Technician: Certificate of Qualification Test Preparation

This exam prep book is an essential tool for any Heavy Equipment Technician student preparing to write the Red Seal exam. Each practice test closely imitates the Red Seal exam in both content and level of difficulty. For those not writing the Red Seal exam, this book also provides ideal preparation material for any Canadian provincial exam.

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This handbook is an essential tool for any Heavy Equipment technician who is preparing to write their Certificate of Qualification exam. The book presents practice tests in Red Seal format, making it a universal exam prep for students in all provinces. This edition also explains how the Provincial Training Standard and National Occupational Analysis
relate to one another in the creation of the test you will write.


  • 2 practice tests with detailed answer explanations
  • 200 questions written in C of Q style
  • Advice on study strategies and improving test-writing skills
  • Red Seal exam profiles
  • Reportable subjects of the C of Q explained
  • Explanation of taxonomy levels (difficulty level of questions)

About the Author

Robert Huzij is the Coordinator of the Heavy Equipment and Truck and Coach Technician Post-Secondary Apprenticeship Programs at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. In the past he served on Ontario’s Heavy Equipment Advisory Board for 10 years as a technical consultant. He is currently a member of the Curriculum Delivery Advisory Committee. He is also the co-author of the “Heavy Equipment Systems.”