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 show whether you have the academic skills you need to succeed in BCIT’s rigorous vocational programs.
Your step-by-step guide
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:
- Register for the assessment(s)
- Pay for the assessment(s)
- Book an appointment to write the assessment(s)
1. Register for the assessment
To learn more about an assessment and register for it, please click on the following links:
2. Pay 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.
3. Book an appointment to write the assessment
Trades Entry Assessments are written all over the world. There are 3 options for writing an assessment:
Option 1. 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
Option 2. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Additional fees may apply.
Option 3. ProctorU (online invigilation)
You may write the assessment(s) online using ProctorU’s virtual invigilation services. Additional fees may apply. Learn more about the ProctorU Link option.