What to expect when walking into a written Journeyperson Esthetician exam.
There is an exam schedule posted in on the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship And Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) website.
After your application to write your exam (more info on this on the Blog Post “How to Navigate the Journeyperson Application”) has been approved, the SATCC will send you a notification with the date and time of your exam.
- There will often be 30 people of different trades all writing exams at the same time. Don’t be discouraged if you show up and there are 10 big burly guys there. You are in the right place.
- Read your exam letter over carefully. It will tell you exactly what you can and can not bring into the exam.
- You will likely be in a church basement or a gym.
- You will register with an exam invigilator. If you have any questions about the exam, this is a great time to ask them.
- You will be given scrap paper. Use this paper to write any notes about the questions you think should be challenged. These notes get handed into the SATCC and may come in handy if you choose to challenge the exam.
- You must get 70% to pass the exam.
- You can have multiple attempts to write the exam. If you do not pass, don’t sweat it! For a lot of trades people, the reason they chose the trades was because of a lack of confidence in their exam taking skills. When you write the makeup exam, you will be a lot calmer and will have a better understanding of how the exam is made up.
- SATCC wants nothing more to see you pass your exam, so if you need a special provision, call them!
- A week or 2 before your exam check the SATCC website for up to date exam information.
- Absolutely no cell phones, communication devices or PDAs are allowed in the examination facility. You will be required to leave immediately if any of these items are found on your person.
The current written exam information that is posted on the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship And Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) website reads:
Common Occupational Skills: maintains tools and equipment; cleans, sanitizes and disinfects; performs routine tasks; consults with client. 32%
Skin Care: examines skin; conditions skin; performs facial; removes hair; makeupand enhancement applications. 32%
Nail Care: assesses hand, foot and nail health; manicures; pedicures; specialized services; finishes nails. 36%
Common Occupational Skills: maintains tools and equipment; cleans, sanitizes and disinfects; performs routine tasks; consults with client. 35%
Nail Care: assesses hand, foot and nail health; manicures; pedicures; specialized services; finishes nails. 31%
Enhancing Nails: performs enhancement services; performs decorative nail services. 34%
Doug Schoon’s Resources:
Professional Beauty Association:
The written Journeyperson exams are based on recent industry standards. Many textbooks are only updated every few years so it is possible that some information is out of date. If you are unsure about certain industry standards, refer to the above website resources who have an excellent reputation and providing the most accurate up to date information.
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