Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician

"Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician" means a person who removes parts, masks, performs chemical cleaning, applies putty, sands, primes, and prepares an automobile, truck or bus for the Automotive Refinishing Technician in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

Program Updates:

This Program Outline will come into effect January 1, 2017. Please refer to OPSN 2016-012 for details.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 164.06 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 336.06 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 144.8 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 55.45 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 54.24 KB)