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Vehicle Inspection Technician

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


Licensing Analyst
Alberta Transportation
4999 - 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6B 2X3
Phone number: 780-427-8901
Toll-free phone number (within Alberta): 310-0000, then 780-427-8901


Under Alberta's Traffic Safety Act and Vehicle Inspection Regulation, you must be approved by Alberta Transportation 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: (1) be a journeyman Automotive Service Technician or journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician (Truck and Transport Mechanic or Heavy Equipment Technician branch), or have equivalent qualifications from another jurisdiction, (2) submit a copy of a current criminal record check, and (3) pay the applicable fees. For official, detailed information, contact Alberta Transportation or visit the Vehicle Inspection Facilities and Technicians webpage on the Department website.

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?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

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