About Trades Entry Assessment

Please note, The Trades Entry Assessment and Trades Learning Centre will be closed from August 6 to August 16, 2019. No Assessments will be conducted, sent or processed during this time. Trades Tutorial for students attending training will resume on August 19th.

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


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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

    • Parking
      For parking locations, see the interactive map or download a Burnaby Campus map [PDF]. Parking meters accept credit cards only.

    • Dates and Times (no appointment necessary)
      Tuesdays at 1:00 pm
      Thursdays at 9:00 am
      First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm

  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.