Régie du bâtiment du Québec

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Examinations

Preparation for examinations

For the exam, remember…

To carefully read the instructions on the Examinations: instructions and resultspage before showing up at your exam.

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:

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 

Documents available at the examination

Recommended readings

Carrying out of construction work

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 Competency Profile
1.1.1 - Contractor - new residential buildings covered by a guarantee plan, Class I Sheet 1.1.1 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2 and 1.3 – PDF (762 KB)
1.1.2 - Contractor - new residential buildings covered by a guarantee plan, Class II Sheet 1.1.2 [Fr] – PDF (398 KB) Profile 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2 and 1.3 – PDF (762 KB)
1.2 - Contractor - small buildings Sheet 1.2 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2 and 1.3 – PDF (762 KB)
1.3 - Contractor - all buildings Sheet 1.3 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2 and 1.3 – PDF (762 KB)
1.4 - Contractor - roads and mains Sheet 1.4 [Fr] – PDF (412 KB) Profile 1.4[Fr] – PDF (499 KB)
1.5 - Contractor - civil engineering structures Sheet 1.5 [Fr] – PDF (529 KB) Profile 1.5 [Fr] – PDF (615 KB)
1.6 - Contractor - underwater civil engineering Sheet 1.6 [Fr] – PDF (525 KB) Profile 1.6 [Fr] – PDF (967 KB)
1.7 - Contractor - telecommunications, transmission, transformation and distribution of electric power Sheet 1.7 Fr] – PDF (475 KB) Profile 1.7 [Fr] – PDF (459 KB)
1.8 - Contractor - petroleum equipment installation Sheet 1.8 [Fr] – PDF (412 KB) Profile 1.8 [Fr] – PDF (120 KB)
1.9 - Contractor - building mechanicals Sheet 1.9 [Fr] – PDF (61 KB) Profile 1.9 [Fr] – PDF (106 KB)
1.10 - Contractor - mechanical lifts Sheet 1.10 [Fr] – PDF (55 KB) Profile 1.10 [Fr] – PDF (375 KB)
2.1 - Contractor - drilled wells Sheet 2.1 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 2.1 [Fr] – PDF (73 KB)
2.2 - Contractor - non-drilled water collection structures Sheet 2.2 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 2.2 [Fr] – PDF (80 KB)
2.3 - Contractor - underground water pumping systems Sheet 2.3 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 2.3 [Fr] – PDF (81 KB)
2.4 - Contractor – private sewerage systems Sheet 2.4 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 2.4 [Fr] – PDF (105 KB)
2.6 - Contractor - piles and special foundations Sheet 2.6 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 2.6 [Fr] – PDF (108 KB)
2.8 - Contractor - blasting Sheet 2.8 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 2.8 [Fr] – PDF (85 KB)
3.1 - Contractor - concrete structures Sheet 3.1 [Fr] – PDF (56 KB) Profile 3.1 [Fr] – PDF (98 KB)
4.1 - Contractor – masonry structures Sheet 4.1 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB) Profile 4.1 [Fr] – PDF (95 KB)
5.1 - Contractor - metallic structures and prefabricated concrete elements Sheet 5.1 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 5.1 [Fr] – PDF (86 KB)
6.1 - Contractor - wood structures Sheet 6.1 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 6.1 [Fr] – PDF (96 KB)
10. - Contractor - solid fuel local heating systems Sheet 10. [Fr] – PDF (55 KB) Profile 10. [Fr] – PDF (85 KB)
11.1 - Contractor – pressurized industrial or institutional piping Sheet 11.1 [Fr] – PDF (56 KB) Profile 11.1 [Fr] – PDF (78 KB)
13.1 - Contractor – lightning protection Sheet 13.1 [Fr] – PDF (399 KB) Profile 13.1 [Fr] – PDF (84 KB)
13.2 - Contractor – fire alarm systems Sheet 13.2 [Fr] – PDF (55 KB) Profile 13.2 [Fr] – PDF (85 KB)
13.3 - Contractor – fire extinguishing systems Sheet 13.3 [Fr] – PDF (56 KB) Profile 13.3 [Fr] – PDF (92 KB)
13.4 - Contractor – local fire extinguishing systems Sheet 13.4 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB) Profile 13.4 [Fr] – PDF (83 KB)
14.1 - Contractor – passenger and freight elevators Sheet 14.1 [Fr] – PDF (58 KB) Profile 14.1 [Fr] – PDF (100 KB)
14.2 - Contractor – lifts for persons with physical disabilities Sheet 14.2 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB) Profile 14.2 [Fr] – PDF (94 KB)
14.3 - Contractor - others types of elevators Sheet 14.3 [Fr] – PDF (390 KB) Not available
15.1 - Owner-builder - warm air heating systems Sheet 15.1 [Fr] – PDF (75 KB) Profile 15.1 [Fr] – PDF (135 KB)
15.1.1 - Contractor - warm air heating systems for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe-mechanics Sheet 15.1.1 [Fr] – PDF (75 KB) Profile 15.1.1 [Fr] – PDF (136 KB)
15.2 - Owner-builder - natural gas burners Sheet 15.2 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 15.2 [Fr] – 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 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 15.2.1 [Fr] – PDF (82 KB)
15.3 - Owner-builder - oil burners Sheet 15.3 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB) Profile 15.3 [Fr] – 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 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 15.3.1 [Fr] – PDF (87 KB)
15.4 - Owner-builder - hot water and steam heating systems Sheet 15.4 [Fr] – PDF (59 KB) Profile 15.4 [Fr] – PDF (125 KB)
15.4.1 - Contractor - hot water and steam heating systems for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe-mechanics Sheet 15.4.1 [Fr] – PDF (61 KB) Profile 15.4.1 [Fr] – PDF (126 KB)
15.5.1 - Contractor - plumbing for certain work that is not reserved exclusively for master pipe mechanics Sheet 15.5.1 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 15.5.1 [Fr] – PDF (98 KB)
15.5 - Owner-builder – plumbing Sheet 15.5 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB) Profile 15.5 [Fr] – PDF (97 KB)
15.6 - Contractor - propane Sheet 15.6 [Fr] – PDF (55 KB) Profile 15.6 [Fr] – PDF (90 KB)
15.7 - Contractor – residential ventilation Sheet 15.7 [Fr] – PDF (58 KB) Profile 15.7 – PDF (421 KB)
15.8 - Contractor - ventilation Sheet 15.8 [Fr] – PDF (73 KB) Profile 15.8 – PDF (148 KB)
15.9 - Contractor - small refrigeration systems Sheet 15.9 [Fr] – PDF (70 KB) Profile 15.9 [Fr] – PDF (126 KB)
15.10 - Contractor - refrigeration Sheet 15.10 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB) Profile 15.10 [Fr] – PDF (114 KB)
16. - Owner-builder – electrical   Profile 16. [Fr] – PDF (123 KB)
17.1 - Contractor - instrumentation and control systems Sheet 17.1 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB) Profile 17.1 [Fr] – PDF (99 KB)

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