Appliance Service Technician
Appliance service technicians install, service and repair household and commercial appliances such as ranges, ovens, clothes washers, dryers, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, microwave ovens, dishwashers, waste disposers and waste compactors. For more information, see the Trades and Occupations section of Alberta’s Tradesecrets website.
Under Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act [pdf] and Appliance Service Technician Trade Regulation [pdf], 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 3 years (three 12-month periods) that include a minimum of 1,600 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of technical training each year.
- Commercial appliance service technicians is the same as for 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.
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).