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Appliance Service Technician
4 to 5 years
Red Seal

Appliance service technicians repair and maintain washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, room air conditioners, vacuum systems, and other appliances. They consult with customers about problems, test appliances, service and repair mechanical or electrical systems, and write cost estimates. They may work with hand tools, electronic diagnostic equipment, and soldering and brazing equipment.
Appliance Service Technician

Certification Requirements
  • The Appliance Service Technician apprenticeship consists of 5,280 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete three 8-week in-class technical training sessions.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 6,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
  • If you pass the Interprovincial Standards Examination, you qualify for Interprovincial Red Seal Certification.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.