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Trades Entry Assessment

The Trades Entry Assessments are designed to measure the level of educational achievement and/or aptitude among adults who have had varying amounts of formal and informal schooling. These assessments are specifically designed to indicate whether you have the necessary academic skills to succeed in BCIT’s rigorous vocational programs. Before registering for an assessment, please refer to your program’s entrance requirements to check which assessment(s) are options for you to write.

Writing a Trades Entry Assessment involves 3 steps:

  1. Registering for the assessment(s)
  2. Paying for the assessment(s)
  3. Booking an appointment to write the assessment(s)

Registering for the assessment

To learn more about an assessment and register for it, please click on the following links:

Paying for the assessment

Each assessment has a $40.00 fee (subject to change without notice). These fees, which are tuition, must be paid at least 3 business days prior to writing your assessment(s). Assessment fees are non-refundable. You may pay for your assessment fees through online banking or Flywire. For more information on payment options, please visit BCIT’s Payment Options webpage.

Booking an appointment to write the Assessment

Trades Entry Assessments are written all over the world. There are 3 options for writing an assessment:

BCIT Burnaby Campus

You may write the assessment(s) at the Trades Learning Centre. You must book an appointment to write the assessment(s) via our Assessment Session Booking webpage. There is no additional fee for booking an assessment session at the Trades Learning Centre.

Trades Access – Trades Learning Centre
British Columbia Institute of Technology
JW Inglis Building, NE 1, Room 340
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

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

External invigilation

You may write the assessment(s) at an accredited institute, university, college, embassy or consulate. You must complete a Request for External Invigilation form. If you have any questions regarding how to locate an approved invigilator in your area, please contact trades_assessment@bcit.ca for assistance. Additional fees may apply.

ProctorU (online invigilation)

You may write the assessment(s) online using ProctorU’s virtual invigilation services. Please click on the ProctorU Link to learn more about this option. Additional fees may apply.