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Vehicle Inspection Technician

Vehicle inspection technicians determine vehicle condition, and complete inspection certificates or affix decals to vehicles.

Contact

Vehicle Inspection Program
Government of Alberta
Room 109, Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 - 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2X3
Canada

Call: 780-427-8901
Toll-free within Alberta: 310-0000, then 780-427-8901
Website: alberta.ca/vehicle-inspection-program-for-facilities-and-technicians.aspx

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act [pdf] and Vehicle Inspection Regulation [pdf], you must be approved by Government of Alberta to complete and sign an inspection certificate and, when applicable, affix a decal to commercially registered vehicles and privately registered vehicles.

What You Need

Applicants for approval must:

  • Be a journeyman in an eligible trade (examples: Auto Body Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Heavy Equipment Technician - Transport Trailer Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician - Truck and Transport Mechanic, Motorcycle Mechanic), or have equivalent qualifications from another jurisdiction
  • Submit a copy of a current criminal record check
  • Pay the applicable fees.

For official, detailed information, see the Vehicle Inspection Program.

Working in Alberta

Vehicle inspection technicians who are licensed and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for approval in Alberta if licensed technicians in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the Government of Alberta website.

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