Marine Service Technician

"Marine Service Technician" means a person who carries out repairs of a structural and/or cosmetic nature in wood, composite or metal motor and sail vessels up to 150 feet in length, including modifications, re-furbishing and upgrading; drydocks, blocks and assists in lifting and salvage operations; performs mechanical repairs on steering, propulsion, cooling and engine systems; troubleshoots and assesses electrical vessel components.

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 145.8 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 639.82 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 88.41 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 113.17 KB)