Apprenticeship | Outdoor Power Equipment


All are daytime classes (M-F), held at the Langley Campus.

The requirements for completing an apprenticeship as an outdoor power equipment technician is 4560 hours of on-the-job training, four weeks of technical training in each of the four levels of technical training (Level 1, 2, 3 & 4).

Graduates from the outdoor power equipment citation ELTT twenty week Kwantlen Polytechnic University program will acquire credit for the first level of technical training. After completing the outdoor power equipment citation ELTT program individuals are encouraged to complete the outdoor power equipment certificate program. This will require an additional twelve weeks of technical training. The completion of the certificate program provides credit for all of the other three levels of technical training (Level 2, 3 &4). The certificate option provides advanced technical training in areas such as, repair and service of two and four cycle engines, service of electrical and electronic systems, fuel systems, hydraulic systems, diesel engines and power train systems. After completing the certificate program, employment in the field is required to complete the work-based component of the apprenticeship requirements for the outdoor power equipment 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 outdoor power equipment apprentice, the expectation will be to complete 4560 hours of on-the-job training. Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.

If an individual should choose to acquire employment after completing the ELTT citation twenty week outdoor power equipment program one would be required to return to Kwantlen to complete each of the levels of technical training components. These additional levels may also be credited towards the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Outdoor Power Equipment Certificate credential. The combination of completing all of the technical training components, the completion of 4560 hours of on-the-job training and achieving a 70% or better mark on the final examination under the guidelines of apprenticeship training will receive an ITA Trade Qualification Certificate.