Apprenticeship | Automotive

The requirements for completing an apprenticeship as an automotive service technician is 6480 hours of on-the-job training, six weeks of training in each of the four levels of technical training (Level 1, 2, 3 & 4). The automotive service technician is a red-seal trade. Refer to Red Seal for additional information on red-seal trades.

Graduates from the automotive service technician thirty week Kwantlen Polytechnic University program will acquire credit for the first level of technical training.

After completing the automotive service technician ELTT program individuals will need to acquire employment in the field. Several employers in the lower mainland are actively involved in training apprentices. Individuals wishing to identify employers who are hiring would be able to acquire up-to-date information from their instructors or by referring to employment websites — Workopolis. Once an individual has employment and is a registered automotive service technician apprentice the expectation will be to complete 6480 hours of on-the-job training as well as, return to a post-secondary institution of your choice for three additional levels of technical training. Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.

Once an individual has completed the four levels of technical training in the automotive service technician field , the 6480 hours of work-based training under the guidelines of apprenticeship training and achieved a 70% or higher on the Inter-provincial Automotive Service Technician examination under the guidelines of apprenticeship training they would receive a

  • SkillsTradeBC Certificate of Qualification
  • Inter-provincial Red Seal Endorsement (refer to Red Seal for information about red seal trades)
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship