There is no formal education requirement for this occupation. However, overhead door technicians must have a class 5 driver’s licence and employers generally prefer applicants who have overhead door technician certification or are willing to take training.
Overhead door technician is a designated trade in Alberta. Certification is not required to work, but trainees can apply to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training for a trade certificate. Applicants may qualify based on recognized credential or on work experience.
Applicants for level 1 must complete ONE of the following:
- The recognized Canadian Door Institute (CDI) overhead door technician level 1 course
- 1,500 hours of work experience over a minimum of 18 months
Applicants for level 2 must complete ONE of the following:
- The CDI overhead door technician level 2 course
- A minimum of 1,500 hours of hands-on work experience over 18 months
- A minimum of 3,000 hours of work experience over 36 months
For current information about courses and enrolment requirements, visit the CDI website.
Applicants who have related training or work experience may be eligible for admission, credit, or certification. Credits may reduce the number of hours required.
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