Interior Systems Installer Examination

Interior Systems Installer Examination

The examination is 3 hours long. It consists of 61 questions and each question is worth 1 point. The required passing grade is 60%. The materials supplied for your use during the examination are: a calculator, a sheet of paper, a plan book 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 build an exterior metal stud wall or partition (20 %)

  • Interpreting a plan
  • Squaring a surface 
  • Identifying necessary equipment for building an exterior metal stud wall or partition
  • Marking the location of walls and openings 

Section 2 - Building an exterior metal stud wall or Partition (50 %)

  • Installing the bottom track and wall plate (top track)
  • Installing metal studs
  • Building a wall corner
  • Building partition corners
  • Installing thermal insulation materials
  • Installing stiffener channels
  • Installing interior and exterior siding materials  
  • Making a control joint (expansion joint)
  • Installing casing beads
  • Building a fireproof partition
  • Building a mechanical shaft
  • Building a soundproof partition
  • Building a column
  • Installing gypsum boards 

Section 3 - Installing a Suspended Ceiling (30 %)

  • Installing a suspended acoustic tile ceiling
    • Interpreting a plan
    • Identifying necessary equipment for doing the work
    • Dividing a surface
    • Installing the suspension system and tiles
  • Installing a suspended gypsum ceiling 
    • Interpreting a plan
    • Identifying necessary equipment for doing the work
    • Installing a traditional suspension system
    • Installing gypsum panels
    • Building a drop ceiling

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.

  • ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES. This company publishes various free documents.


  • BAILEY METAL PRODUCTS LTD. This company publishes various free documents.
    Tel.: 514 735-3455 or 1 800 263-3455

  • CENTRE D’ÉLABORATION DES MOYENS D’ENSEIGNEMENT DU QUÉBEC (CEMEQ). Collection Charpenterie menuiserie. Compétence 4, Plans et devis, fascicules 1, 2 et 3. Sherbrooke, CEME Q. (in French only).
    Tel.: 819 822-6886

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