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Motorcycle Mechanic

Motorcycle mechanics maintain, repair and restore motorcycles and other multi-wheeled lightweight all-terrain vehicles equipped with astride seating and handlebar controls. 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 Motorcycle Mechanic Trade Regulation, you must have a certificate that is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or be a registered apprentice to assemble, maintain, repair and restore motorcycles or other multi-wheeled lightweight all-terrain vehicles equipped with astride seating and handlebar controls in Alberta.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship for apprentice motorcycle mechanics in Alberta is four years (four 12-month periods) that include 1,360 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training in the first and second year, and 1,420 hours of on-the-job training and six weeks of technical training in the third and fourth year. Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices, and successfully complete technical training examinations.

Working in Alberta

Motorcycle mechanics 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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