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Automotive Painter
About 2 years
Red Seal

Automotive painters restore the painted surfaces of motor vehicles that have been damaged by accidents, rust, or simple wear and tear. This work involves sanding, spot fills, priming, finishing, and painting.
Automotive Painter

Certification Requirements
  • The Automotive Painter apprenticeship consists of 4,560 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete one 8-week in-class technical training session (240 hours).
  • 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 4,800 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.