Inboard/Outboard Mechanic

"Inboard/Outboard Mechanic" means a person who installs, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains engines, drivetrains and accessories used in pleasure craft marine industry and involves all aspects of repairs to gasoline outboard motors, gasoline and light diesel inboard motors and stern drive units.

Program Updates:

The apprenticeship pathway in BC is now closed to registration.  However, the challenge route is still available to those eligible.  

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 147.66 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 496.36 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 64.79 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 149.91 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 77.88 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 104.07 KB)