Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians work on industrial and construction vehicles, such as mining trucks and bulldozers; on heavy equipment used in construction, forestry, materials handling, landscaping, and land clearing. Heavy Duty Equipment Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians overhaul, repair and service equipment such as graders, loaders, shovels, tractors, trucks, forklifts, drills, and wheeled and tracked vehicles. Working from manufacturers' specifications, they identify and repair problems in structural, mechanical, or hydraulic systems.

 

 

 


NEW MODEL EFFECTIVE 2014

PROGRAM INFORMATION
The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.  Effective 2014
Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification Download  (64 PDF KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download  (654 PDF KB)
Foundation Outline Guidelines for the delivery of pre-apprenticeship training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (551 PDF KB)
See below for additional information

 

Program Updates:

Those registering as apprentices or applying for challenge after September 1st, 2017 will be required to complete an increased number of work-based training hours (+380 for apprentices, +570 for challengers). This increase has come about as part of the Pan-Canadian Harmonization initiative.

For Standard Level Exam breakdowns, please see the Exam Weighting Chart specific to your level.

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 163.86 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 666.14 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 822.8 KB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 136.89 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.

OR

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 50.31 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 64.12 KB)