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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.  Click on a topic to scroll down to the information you want.

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 contemplatedInformation SheetCompetency Profile
1.1.1 - Contractor - new residential buildings covered by a guarantee plan, Class ISheet 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 IISheet 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 buildingsSheet 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 buildingsSheet 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 mainsSheet 1.4 [Fr] – PDF (217 KB)Profile 1.4[Fr] – PDF (499 KB)
1.5 - Contractor - civil engineering structuresSheet 1.5 [Fr] – PDF (529 KB)Profile 1.5 [Fr] – PDF (615 KB)
1.6 - Contractor - underwater civil engineeringSheet 1.6 [Fr] – PDF (525 KB)Profile 1.6 [Fr] – PDF (967 KB)
1.7 - Contractor - telecommunications, transmission, transformation and distribution of electric powerSheet 1.7 Fr] – PDF (475 KB)Profile 1.7 [Fr] – PDF (459 KB)
1.8 - Contractor - petroleum equipment installationSheet 1.8 [Fr] – PDF (412 KB)Profile 1.8 [Fr] – PDF (120 KB)
1.9 - Contractor - building mechanicalsSheet 1.9 [Fr] – PDF (61 KB)Profile 1.9 [Fr] – PDF (106 KB)
1.10 - Contractor - mechanical liftsSheet 1.10 [Fr] – PDF (55 KB)Profile 1.10 [Fr] – PDF (375 KB)
2.1 - Contractor - drilled wellsSheet 2.1 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB)Profile 2.1 [Fr] – PDF (73 KB)
2.2 - Contractor - non-drilled water collection structuresSheet 2.2 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB)Profile 2.2 [Fr] – PDF (80 KB)
2.3 - Contractor - underground water pumping systemsSheet 2.3 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB)Profile 2.3 [Fr] – PDF (81 KB)
2.4 - Contractor – private sewerage systemsSheet 2.4 [Fr] – PDF (543 KB)Profile 2.4 [Fr] – PDF (105 KB)
2.6 - Contractor - piles and special foundationsSheet 2.6 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB)Profile 2.6 [Fr] – PDF (108 KB)
2.8 - Contractor - blastingSheet 2.8 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB)Profile 2.8 [Fr] – PDF (85 KB)
3.1 - Contractor - concrete structuresSheet 3.1 [Fr] – PDF (56 KB)Profile 3.1 [Fr] – PDF (98 KB)
4.1 - Contractor – masonry structuresSheet 4.1 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB)Profile 4.1 [Fr] – PDF (95 KB)
5.1 - Contractor - metallic structures and prefabricated concrete elementsSheet 5.1 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB)Profile 5.1 [Fr] – PDF (86 KB)
6.1 - Contractor - wood structuresSheet 6.1 [Fr] – PDF (53 KB)Profile 6.1 [Fr] – PDF (96 KB)
10. - Contractor - solid fuel local heating systemsSheet 10. [Fr] – PDF (55 KB)Profile 10. [Fr] – PDF (85 KB)
11.1 - Contractor – pressurized industrial or institutional pipingSheet 11.1 [Fr] – PDF (56 KB)Profile 11.1 [Fr] – PDF (78 KB)
13.1 - Contractor – lightning protectionSheet 13.1 [Fr] – PDF (399 KB)Profile 13.1 [Fr] – PDF (84 KB)
13.2 - Contractor – fire alarm systemsSheet 13.2 [Fr] – PDF (55 KB)Profile 13.2 [Fr] – PDF (85 KB)
13.3 - Contractor – fire extinguishing systemsSheet 13.3 [Fr] – PDF (56 KB)Profile 13.3 [Fr] – PDF (92 KB)
13.4 - Contractor – local fire extinguishing systemsSheet 13.4 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB)Profile 13.4 [Fr] – PDF (83 KB)
14.1 - Contractor – passenger and freight elevatorsSheet 14.1 [Fr] – PDF (58 KB)Profile 14.1 [Fr] – PDF (100 KB)
14.2 - Contractor – lifts for persons with physical disabilitiesSheet 14.2 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB)Profile 14.2 [Fr] – PDF (94 KB)
14.3 - Contractor - others types of elevatorsSheet 14.3 [Fr] – PDF (390 KB)Not available
15.1 - Owner-builder - warm air heating systemsSheet 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-mechanicsSheet 15.1.1 [Fr] – PDF (75 KB)Profile 15.1.1 [Fr] – PDF (136 KB)
15.2 - Owner-builder - natural gas burnersSheet 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-mechanicsSheet 15.2.1 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB)Profile 15.2.1 [Fr] – PDF (82 KB)
15.3 - Owner-builder - oil burnersSheet 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-mechanicsSheet 15.3.1 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB)Profile 15.3.1 [Fr] – PDF (87 KB)
15.4 - Owner-builder - hot water and steam heating systemsSheet 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-mechanicsSheet 15.4.1 [Fr] – PDF (57 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 mechanicsSheet 15.5.1 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB)Profile 15.5.1 [Fr] – PDF (98 KB)
15.5 - Owner-builder – plumbingSheet 15.5 [Fr] – PDF (54 KB)Profile 15.5 [Fr] – PDF (97 KB)
15.6 - Contractor - propaneSheet 15.6 [Fr] – PDF (487 KB)Profile 15.6 [Fr] – PDF (952 KB)
15.7 - Contractor – residential ventilationSheet 15.7 [Fr] – PDF (58 KB)Profile 15.7 – PDF (782 KB)
15.8 - Contractor - ventilationSheet 15.8 [Fr] – PDF (73 KB)Profile 15.8 – PDF (962 KB)
15.9 - Contractor - small refrigeration systemsSheet 15.9 [Fr] – PDF (70 KB)Profile 15.9 [Fr] – PDF (126 KB)
15.10 - Contractor - refrigerationSheet 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 systemsSheet 17.1 [Fr] – PDF (57 KB)Profile 17.1 [Fr] – PDF (99 KB)

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