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Safety Training Exams

This page is not intended for anyone who has registered for a live presentation, as these include exams offered once the training is completed. 

Refresher safety training exam is mandatory after 3 years of formal training received from McGill University (unless otherwise noted on the certificate), and for those who need to maintain a certain certification.

An exam re-write is available for those who did not receive a passing grade for a live presentation EHS safety training course (ex. Radiation Safety).

Please refer to the sections below for more information. 

Note: You must login above using your McGill email address and password to access the form to register to write an exam.

Refresher/Re-write Online Exams

A refresher or rewrite online exam is currently only available for the following five courses/certifications using the EHS Course Registration System - Web Training:

Note that you need to be on campus or connect though the McGill VPN connection to access the registration system

  • WHMIS 2015
  • Laser Safety
  • Introduction to Biosafety
  • Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets
  • Hazardous Waste Management

You may register for a refresher exam for Radiation Safety. Once your registration is received, you will be sent instructions via email on how to complete the online exam. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with Lime Survey, try this. If it doesn't work, please call IT at 514-398-3398.

Refresher/Re-write In-Person Exams

** Note that no in-person exams are available until further notice. Please ehs [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Take%20In-Person%20exam%20via%20MS%20Teams) (email us) to arrange to take these exams virtually by MS Teams.

A refresher or re-write in-person exam is available for the following courses/certifications:

  • Asbestos Basic
  • TDG Class 6.2 Category A Biohazardous Materials (subject to approval by an EHS Biosafety Officer)
  • TDG Class 6.2 Category B Biohazardous Materials (subject to approval by an EHS Biosafety Officer)
  • TDG Type A Package (Radiation) (subject to approval by an EHS/Hazardous Waste Officer)
  • Radiation Safety, noting that:
    • this is exam consists of 50 questions. You may prefer to do the online exam.


To register for an in-person exam, follow these instructions:

  • To access the form to register for an online refresher or re-write exam, you must first login with the link above, using your McGill email address and password. 
  • Click on the section below ►“in-person exam dates” to view available exam dates, and then complete the "exam registration form" which will be automatically emailed to ehs [at] mcgill.ca (EHS).
  • To review the course materials in advance, please download the course notes.
  • During the in-person exam, participants are allowed to consult their course notes (both paper and electronic versions are allowed).
  • You can obtain multiple certifications at once if needed [i.e. you can write more than one exam, if time allows].

If the posted dates do not suit your schedule, please josee.sansoucy [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Alternate%20Safety%20Exam%20Test%20Date) (email) a few options of your preferred dates/times.

In-Person Exam Dates and Location

** Note that no in-person exams are available until further notice.

Downtown Campus Calendar

Date Time Location
Downtown Campus Locations
Every Wednesday 10h15 3610 McTavish, 4th floor reception
No sessions on Wednesday: Until further notice NA  
Every Friday 14h 3610 McTavish, 4th floor reception
No sessions on Friday: Until further notice NA  


Macdonald Campus Calendar

Macdonald Campus Locations
None planed for the moment 

The HWM exam is online only - see the instructions under the "Online Exams" tab above.

All other safety training refresher exams are strictly limited to "re-certification/refresher"; this means you must already possess an EHS certificate. You can write a refresher exam at Macdonald campus on days when there will be a live training session. Look at the training courses available at Macdonald campus and choose a suitable date and then enter this date in the exam registration form below. EHS will then i) confirm your presence, ii) the time you are expected to arrive and iii) inform the instructor of your refresher exam request.

If you need additional information, please call Josée Sansoucy at 514-398-4563

** Please note that you will not receive an email confirmation after you have registered to write an exam. Once you have signed up using this form, simply come to 3610 McTavish, 4th floor on the selected date and time.

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