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Preparation for examinations

To help you prepare for examinations, the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) makes available information sheets and competency profiles for each field of qualification. 

The information sheets contain, among other things, information on the purpose of the examination, an overview of the examination’s content, and the legislative enactments and standards that you need to study. 

The competency profiles group together the sets of skills and abilities expected of potential contractors or owner-builders, as per the selected licence class or subclass(es). The general examinations (the same for all contractors), as well as the examinations on the carrying out of construction work (for specific subclasses), deal with subjects associated with these skills and abilities. 

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General information sheets

To understand the RBQ’s system of professional qualifications and to prepare yourself adequately for the examinations, take the time to read the following:

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Administration

The examination of knowledge in administration is intended for potential contractors, either general or specialized. The examination assesses skills relating to the management of a construction company. 

Any individual who passes the examination can act as administration guarantor for all construction work in all subclasses. 

Information sheet and competency profile 

Recommended documents available at the examination

Recommended documents

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Construction site safety management

The examination of knowledge in construction site safety management is intended for potential contractors and owner-builders. 

Any individual who passes the examination can act as safety guarantor for all construction work in all subclasses, with the exception of the general contractor civil engineering subclasses (1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7). 

Information sheet and competency profile

Recommended documents available at the examination

Recommended documents

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Project and site management

The examination of knowledge in project and site management is intended for potential contractors, both general and specialized, and for general owner-builders. 

Any individual who passes the examination can act as project and site management guarantor for all construction work in all subclasses, with the exception of the civil engineering subclasses (1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7). 

Information sheet and competency profile 

Recommended documents available at the examination

Recommended documents

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Carrying out of construction work

Regulatory amendments

Amendments to several licence subclasses of the specialized contractor in heating, ventilation and refrigeration will come into force on January 16, 2017. Consult the page Amendments to the subclasses in heating, ventilation and refrigeration for more details.

The examinations in the carrying out of construction work are intended for potential specialized contractors and owner-builders.

There are as many different examinations as there are licence subclasses. Any individual who passes an examination in the carrying out of construction work can act as guarantor for all construction work covered by the subclasses.

Information sheet and competency profile for the carrying out of construction work for each subclass

Subclass contemplated Information Sheet (French version) Competency Profile (French version)
1.1.1 - Contractor - new residential buildings covered by a guarantee plan, Class I Sheet 1.1.1 – PDF (410 KB) Profile 1.1.1 – PDF (145 KB)
1.1.2 - Contractor - new residential buildings covered by a guarantee plan, Class II Sheet 1.1.2 – PDF (413 KB) Profile 1.1.2 – PDF (166 KB)
1.2 - Contractor - small buildings Sheet 1.2 – PDF (413 KB) Profile 1.2 – PDF (153 KB)
1.3 - Contractor - all buildings Sheet 1.3 – PDF (412 KB) Profile 1.3 – PDF (156 KB)
1.4 - Contractor - roads and mains (PSM) Sheet 1.4 (PSM) – PDF (401 KB) Profile 1.4 (PSM) – PDF (136 KB)
1.4 - Contractor - roads and mains (Safety) Sheet 1.4 (Safety) – PDF (401 KB) Profile 1.4 (Safety) – PDF (90 KB)
1.5 - Contractor - civil engineering structures (PSM) Sheet 1.5 (PSM) – PDF (410 KB) Profile 1.5 (PSM) – PDF (124 KB)
1.5 - Contractor - civil engineering structures (Safety) Sheet 1.5 (Safety) – PDF (410 KB) Profile 1.5 (Safety) – PDF (89 KB)
1.6 - Contractor - underwater civil engineering (PSM) Sheet 1.6 (PSM) – PDF (405 KB) Profile 1.6 (PSM) – PDF (132 KB)
1.6 - Contractor - underwater civil engineering (Safety) Sheet 1.6 (Safety) – PDF (405 KB) Profile 1.6 (Safety) – PDF (88 KB)
1.7 - Contractor - telecommunications, transmission, transformation and distribution of electric power (PSM) Sheet 1.7 (PSM) – PDF (405 KB) Profile 1.7 (PSM) – PDF (139 KB)
1.7 - Contractor - telecommunications, transmission, transformation and distribution of electric power (Safety) Sheet 1.7 (Safety) – PDF (405 KB) Profile 1.7 (Safety) – PDF (88 KB)
1.8 - Contractor - petroleum equipment installation Sheet 1.8 – PDF (414 KB) Profile 1.8 – PDF (86 KB)
1.9 - Contractor - building mechanicals Sheet 1.9 – PDF (437 KB) Profile 1.9 – PDF (106 KB)
1.10 - Contractor - mechanical lifts Sheet 1.10 – PDF (406 KB) Profile 1.10 – PDF (375 KB)
2.1 - Contractor - drilled wells Sheet 2.1 – PDF (404 KB) Profile 2.1 – PDF (73 KB)
2.2 - Contractor - non-drilled water collection structures Sheet 2.2 – PDF (403 KB) Profile 2.2 – PDF (80 KB)
2.3 - Contractor - underground water pumping systems Sheet 2.3 – PDF (407 KB) Profile 2.3 – PDF (81 KB)
2.4 - Contractor – private sewerage systems Sheet 2.4 – PDF (408 KB) Profile 2.4 – PDF (105 KB)
2.6 - Contractor - piles and special foundations Sheet 2.6 – PDF (414 KB) Profile 2.6 – PDF (108 KB)
2.8 - Contractor - blasting Sheet 2.8 – PDF (331 KB) Profile 2.8 – PDF (85 KB)
3.1 - Contractor - concrete structures Sheet 3.1 – PDF (488 KB) Profile 3.1 – PDF (98 KB)
4.1 - Contractor – masonry structures Sheet 4.1 – PDF (409 KB) Profile 4.1 – PDF (95 KB)
5.1 - Contractor - metallic structures and prefabricated concrete elements Sheet 5.1 – PDF (405 KB) Profile 5.1 – PDF (86 KB)
6.1 - Contractor - wood structures Sheet 6.1 – PDF (397 KB) Profile 6.1 – PDF (96 KB)
10. - Contractor - solid fuel local heating systems Sheet 10. – PDF (405 KB) Profile 10. – PDF (85 KB)
11.1 - Contractor – pressurized industrial or institutional piping Sheet 11.1 – PDF (411 KB) Profile 11.1 – PDF (78 KB)
13.1 - Contractor – lightning protection Sheet 13.1 – PDF (399 KB) Profile 13.1 – PDF (84 KB)
13.2 - Contractor – fire alarm systems Sheet 13.2 – PDF (407 KB) Profile 13.2 – PDF (85 KB)
13.3 - Contractor – fire extinguishing systems Sheet 13.3 – PDF (438 KB) Profile 13.3 – PDF (92 KB)
13.4 - Contractor – local fire extinguishing systems Sheet 13.4 – PDF (413 KB) Profile 13.4 – PDF (83 KB)
14.1 - Contractor – passenger and freight elevators Sheet 14.1 – PDF (408 KB) Profile 14.1 – PDF (100 KB)
14.2 - Contractor – lifts for persons with physical disabilities Sheet 14.2 – PDF (411 KB) Profile 14.2 – PDF (94 KB)
14.3 - Contractor - others types of elevators Sheet 14.3 – PDF (390 KB) Not available
15.1 - Owner-builder - warm air heating systems Current sheet 15.1 – PDF (458 KB)
2017 sheet 15.1
Current profile15.1 – PDF (134 KB)
2017 profile 15.1
15.1.1 - Contractor - warm air heating systems for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe-mechanics Current sheet 15.1.1 – PDF (460 KB)
2017 sheet 15.1.1
Current profile15.1.1 – PDF (134 KB)
2017 profile 15.1.1
15.2 - Owner-builder - natural gas burners Sheet 15.2 – PDF (454 KB) Profile 15.2 – PDF (82 KB)
15.2.1 - Contractor - natural gas burners for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe-mechanics Sheet 15.2.1 – PDF (456 KB) Profile 15.2.1 – PDF (82 KB)
15.3 - Owner-builder - oil burners Sheet 15.3 – PDF (452 KB) Profile 15.3 – PDF (86 KB)
15.3.1 - Contractor - oil burners for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe-mechanics Sheet 15.3.1 – PDF (453 KB) Profile 15.3.1 – PDF (87 KB)
15.4 - Owner-builder - hot water and steam heating systems Current sheet 15.4 – PDF (466 KB)
2017 sheet 15.4
Current profile15.4 – PDF (100 KB)
2017 profile 15.4
15.4.1 - Contractor - hot water and steam heating systems for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe-mechanics Current sheet 15.4.1 – PDF (417 KB)
2017 sheet 15.4.1
Current profile15.4.1 – PDF (100 KB)
2017 profile 15.4.1
15.5.1 - Contractor - plumbing for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe mechanics Sheet 15.5.1 – PDF (400 KB) Profile 15.5.1 – PDF (98 KB)
15.5 - Owner-builder – plumbing Sheet 15.5 – PDF (448 KB) Profile 15.5 – PDF (97 KB)
15.6 - Contractor - propane Sheet 15.6 – PDF (460 KB) Profile 15.6 – PDF (90 KB)
15.7 - Contractor – residential ventilation Current sheet 15.7 – PDF (55 KB)
2017 sheet 15.7
Current profile15.7 – PDF (90 KB)
2017 profile 15.7
15.8 - Contractor - ventilation Current sheet 15.8 – PDF (58 KB)
2017 sheet 15.8
Current profile15.8 – PDF (92 KB)
2017 profile 15.8
15.9 - Contractor - small refrigeration systems Current sheet 15.9 – PDF (404 KB)
2017 sheet 15.9
Current profile15.9 – PDF (87 KB)
2017 profile 15.9
15.10 - Contractor - refrigeration Current sheet 15.10 – PDF (402 KB)
2017 sheet 15.10
Current profile15.10 – PDF (88 KB)
2017 profile 15.10
16. - Owner-builder – electrical   Profile 16. – PDF (123 KB)
17.1 - Contractor - instrumentation and control systems Sheet 17.1 – PDF (436 KB) Profile 17.1 – PDF (99 KB)

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