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Automotive Service Technician

Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faulty operations, and repair automotive vehicles and light trucks. 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 Automotive Service Technician Trade Regulation, you must have a certificate that is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or be a registered apprentice to perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faulty operations, and repair automotive vehicles and light trucks in Alberta.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship for apprentice automotive service technicians in Alberta is four years (four 12 month periods) that include a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year. Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices, and successfully complete four industry-approved examinations.

Working in Alberta

Automotive 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.

To find out more information on the certification process for internationally educated automotive service technicians, see Automotive Service Technician Qualification Certificate Program Process on the AlbertaCanada.com website.

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