About Trades Entry Assessment

Effective Immediately: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students must now book an appointment to write their assessment(s) at the Trades Learning Centre. After registering and paying for your assessment(s), please go to our Assessment Session Booking page and select an available appointment date and time based on how many assessments you are writing (single or multiple). Once you have booked your appointment, please review our Assessment Session FAQs [PDF]. If you have any questions, please contact trades_assessment@bcit.ca.

The Trades Entry Assessments are designed to indicate whether you have the necessary academic skills to succeed at BCIT.

You may write more than one assessment on the same day. Each assessment is between 20 to 45 minutes long.


Mechanical Reasoning
Abstract Reasoning


Please note, We've changed the way we accept payments. Find out more ›

The fee is $40.00 per assessment, subject to change without notice. All assessment fees must be paid at least three business days prior to writing your assessment(s). Assessment fees are non-refundable.


  1. BCIT Burnaby Campus

    If you live within 50km of the campus, you are required to write in building NE1, Room 340.

    Trades Access
    British Columbia Institute of Technology
    JW Inglis Building, NE1, Room 340
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

  2. Other Locations

    Students: book to write off campus

    Request Form

    If you live more than 50km away from the BCIT Burnaby Campus, you may write the assessment(s) at an accredited institute, college, university, embassy or consulate.

    Additional fees may apply.