Virtual review/exam sessions are now available – please scroll down for dates
Notice for in-class review/exam sessions: CPCA PM Review/Exam in-class sessions are currently on hold due to the current COVID travel restrictions. Once we are able to commence the in-class sessions, the CPCA has protocols in place for review and exam sessions. This includes limiting the number of students in a classroom and ensuring physical distancing requirements are in place. Students are encouraged to enroll in the programs and continue to study and prepare for these sessions.
Home Study Course Info
The CPCA home study program provides the necessary theoretical training in preparation for the required Petroleum Mechanic course examinations.
Students purchase the home study package then attend a one-day instructor led Review & Exam session. Sessions are scheduled throughout the year in participating provinces.
The CPCA will be holding the following virtual review/exam sessions
PMH – June 29, July 6, July 12
PM1 – June 30
PM2 – July 7, July 13
PM3 – July 8, July 14
Students must be enrolled in a course in order to register and attend a review/exam session. Sessions details will be sent to students once they are registered and confirmed by the CPCA office.
Classes are scheduled based on demand. It is recommended you register for courses to help us determine our schedules. Students must pre-register to attend any review/exam sessions.
Sessions will be scheduled based on minimums required. Contact CPCA if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-360-6722
About CPCA Review / Exam Sessions
Students must pre-register to attend any review/exam sessions .
If you are currently registered in the home study course and would like to attend any scheduled sessions, please contact the CPCA at email@example.com or call 1-866-360-6722.
Sessions are scheduled based on minimum registration.
Please note the dates and location are confirmed with students at least 45 days prior to the sessions. Read below for details on how to register for sessions, and no-show fees.
Typical Review / Exam Session Agenda
9:00 am -12:00 pm – Review period (short breaks scheduled)
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Exam time frame
Schedules are an estimate only. Review period and exam time frame will vary depending on class size and amount of material to be covered.
*NOTE: PMH exam includes both written & practical component & therefore space is limited
What to Bring To The Review / Exam Session
Download the checklist here
- Photo ID
- CPCA Manual
- National Fire Code (2015)
- A copy of the latest National Fire Code** and the CCME (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment) Environmental Code of Practice for Above Ground & Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products booklet***
The NFC and CCME are used for reference for the exam. It is strongly recommended to bring these two publications with you.
The National Fire Code can be purchased through the National Research Council (click here for website). Note: The NRC now provides a free pdf version of the National Fire Code. You must bring a printed version with you to the exam. If you are printing your own copy from the pdf, it is not necessary to print the entire document. We use the following sections (current 2015 version):
- Division A – Part 1
- Division B – Part 4
The CCME booklet can be downloaded for free. Click here to download
How to Register & Fees
Download and submit the Home Study Course/Challenge Registration Form and submit to the CPCA by visiting the Documents and Forms page here, and downloading the document.
Forms also available in the Documents & Forms section under Training & Certification
Refer to the registration form for fees. Fees are discounted for CPCA members. CPCA members are companies that are members of the following provincial associations:
BCPCA – British Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association
APSSCA – Alberta Petroleum Storage System Contractors Association
SRPCA – Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum Construction Association
MPCA – Manitoba Petroleum Contractors Association
OPCA – Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association
AEPQ – Association des Entrepreneurs pétroliers du Québec
If students are unsuccessful on their initial examination attempt, they are permitted to re-write after 30 days from the exam. The re-write fee is $200.00
The student has two options for re-writes:
- Attend the next scheduled CPCA review/exam session. This is recommended as the student can benefit from the instructor led review.
- Write at an approved testing centre in their area. Additional fee may apply.
Please contact the CPCA at 1-866-360-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a re-write.
Students who register for a review/exam session and cancel before 15 days prior to the class are subject to a no-show fee. Contact the CPCA for details.