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Tool and Gauge Inspector
About 2 years
Red Seal

Tool and gauge inspectors maintain quality control standards in machine parts and tooling through testing and adjusting the equipment. They must be skilled at reading blueprints and charts, using algebra and geometry, testing parts on machines, and updating inspection records. To train as a tool and gauge inspector, you first need to be certified as a tool and die maker.
Tool and Die Maker

Certification Requirements
  • The Tool and Gauge Inspector apprenticeship consists of 3,830 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 170 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 4,000 hours of related work experience and a Certificate of Qualification for tool and die maker is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
To enter this apprenticeship program, a Certificate of Qualification as a tool and die maker is required. A Grade 12 education or equivalent is required to enter the trade.

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