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I took my FSR B exam, but failed, and am considering taking my FSR C next time around for a couple reasons:
- hopefully it will be a bit easier, and then i can ensure a pass,
- if i fail an FSR exam a second time, I need to wait 6 months before i can write again, so i really really don't want to risk too much the second time.

So, any idea? Since the FSR C is for a lower current and voltage rating, I imagine the exam won't be as tough but I really don't know.
Thanks guys.
 

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I am not sure of the differences between the two as I have only written my B exam.If I were you I would rewrite the B.The C is just too limiting especially if you become a contractor.It seems that a lot of guys have their C and that is part of the reason why new residential is so overly competitive.Study hard and go for it!
 

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My idea was to get my C then upgrade to a B when I need it in the future... But I totally agree with you that it would be in my best interest to study hard and go for my B off the bat.
 

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Honestly guys, did you put an ounce in to studying? Not to sound like a douche, but from 1st year till red seal exam then to FSR B class test I studied no more than 2 weeks TOTAL. So I am assuming by these " help, test " threads, others put in more work and are still failing.......

If the math is the hardest part. Take a math 11 high school or entry level math grade 12 class. Most city's offer adult math learning classes too. Ill admit none of the routes I mentioned above I took. But before my Level 1 apprenticeship, I took a math upgrading course at BCIT and it did wonders to my brain.

Like Crosport mentioned, put in the work and go for the B. The guys that are in the C class business are either cut-throat multi family labourers or low voltage specialists. If doing 200a/ data/cable/fiber optics is your forte then cheers to the C class .
 

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Exactly. I took my Alberta Masters, spent a G note on the self study course from the college and spent three months studying. My exam scores were in the 90's. Alberta has no restrictions on voltage. We can do it all.

Study up, dude. Class C is just cheesy.
 

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Where did you do your code course? And by how much did you fail?

Study up, be honest and work hard at it.. go write and pass. Don't think if you can't pass it now you will magically be able to pass it in the future. The knowledge only goes out of the brain on its own, it doesn't go in on it's own.
 

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I took the code course at BCIT and passed with a mid 80 mark, and I got 63% on the FSR. :/

I'm hearing a common message here... I'll pull my pants up and study hard for the B again.
 

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Damn that sucks, BCIT is pretty good about getting you prepped for it. Was there maybe a lapse of time between the course and writing?

Guess you gotta break out the books and get crunching calculations.
 
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