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Appliance Service Technician

Appliance service technicians install, service and repair appliances such as ranges, ovens, clothes washers, dryers, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, microwave ovens, dishwashers, waste disposers and waste compactors. Commercial appliance service technicians work on commercial appliances (except refrigeration systems). For more information, see the Trades and Occupations section of Alberta's Tradesecrets website.

Contact

Any of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Service Offices located throughout Alberta. For a list of office locations and telephone numbers, click on "Contact Us" on the home page of the Tradesecrets website (tradesecrets.alberta.ca).

Legislation

Under Alberta's Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act and Appliance Service Technician Trade Regulation, you must have a certificate that is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or be a registered apprentice to install, service or repair household or commercial appliances in Alberta.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship for appliance service technicians is three years (three 12 month periods) that include a minimum of 1,600 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year. The term is the same for commercial appliance service technicians except there is no technical training in the last year of apprenticeship. Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices, and successfully complete technical training examinations.

Working in Alberta

Appliance service technicians from other provinces and territories can work in Alberta if they hold a certificate or license recognized by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board. For more information, see the Recognized Trade Certificates page of the Tradesecrets website.

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