Erector Mechanic (Glazier) Examination

Erector Mechanic (Glazier) Examination

The examination is 3 hours long. It contains 60 questions and each question is worth 1 point. The required passing grade is 60%. The materials for your use during the examination are provided to you. They are: a pencil, a sheet of paper, a calculator, a ruler and an eraser. No other material or reference document is allowed during the examination.

Skill content on which questions may be based

Section 1 - Preparing to install glass products or substitute materials (20%)

  • Consulting plans
  • Weights calculations
  • Installation standards
  • Preparing and selecting materials, tools and equipment 
  • Following safety rules
  • Scaffoldings
  • Communicating with signs
  • Levelling benchmark and taking measurements

Section 2 - Installing and repairing curtain walls, glassworks and aluminum panels (25%)

  • Installing the frame
  • Applying sealing products and glazing tape
  • Installing glass and components
  • Finishing the frame
  • Installing pressure plates and caps
  • Installing firestop joints
  • Installing sealants
  • Installing aluminum panels
  • Checking and repairing curtain walls and aluminum panels

Section 3 - Installing and repairing windows, doors and garage doors (25%)

  • Preparing the opening
  • Installing the frame
  • Installing glass and components
  • Installing hardware
  • Installing insulation and sealing products
  • Installing garage doors
  • Checking and repairing windows, doors and garage doors

Section 4 - Installing and repairing glass panels, showers, glass doors, glass mirrors and related glass products (30%)

  • Installing and repairing glass panels, showers and glass doors:  
    • Installing hardware
    • Installing panes of glass and components  
    • Preparing the location to receive a glass panel
    • Installing glass doors
    • Checking and repairing glass panels, showers and glass doors  

  • Installing mirrors, glass railings, glass guardrails and related glass products: 
    • Preparing the location for putting in place mirrors, glass railings, glass guardrails and related glass products 
    • Installing glass mirrors, glass railings and guardrails and related glass product
    • Inspecting the work

Samples of questions for provincial qualification examination.

Suggested documentation

The suggested documents are an important tool to help you prepare for the examination. However, your best asset to write the exam successfully are the quality and diversity of the skills you have acquired during your apprenticeship.

  • CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (CSA). Window, Door, and Skylight Installation, 2007, 144 p. (A440.4-07) 
    Tel : 1 800 463-6727 

  • COMMISSION DES NORMES, DE L'ÉQUITÉ, DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA SÉCURITÉ DU TRAVAIL. Les échafaudages sur cadre métalliques, 2004, 32 p. 
    PDF (french version only)
    Tel : 1 866 302-2778 

  • NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CANADA . Glass and metal curtain wall systems, 1982. 
    HTML page
    Tel : 1 877 672-2672 

  • GARAGA. Garaga Installation Manual, 2012, 24 p.
    Tel : 1 800 464-2724 

  • GAREX. Installation and maintenance guides, 21 p. 
    Tel : 1 800 748-3317



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