Marine Mechanical Technician

"Marine Mechanical Technician" means a person who installs, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains engines, drive trains and other mechanical, electrical and fluid systems used in the recreational marine industry. With endorsements this work involves all aspects of repairs to diesel engines, gasoline engines, outboard engines, conventional inboard drive trains and stern drives.

Program Updates:

The Marine Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship Program is now open for registration (June 30, 2014). This program is to be delivered at BCIT at their new facility on Annacis Island campus starting in January 2015. It is now also possible to apply to challenge the certification and the required forms can be downloaded from the links shown below.

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 162.48 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(1.PDF 585.58 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 141.77 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 62.14 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 129.03 KB)