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Parts Technician
About 2 years
Red Seal

Parts technicians move automotive, commercial transport, heavy duty, or marine goods from manufacturers to consumers. Their responsibilities include the ordering, warehousing, inventory control, and sales of parts. Some technicians work in retail hardware stores, selling parts for many different vehicle models or makes. Others work with dealerships, selling officially produced parts for only one make of vehicle.

Certification Requirements
  • The Parts Technician apprenticeship consists of 5,460 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete two 9-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.