Petroleum Equipment Service Technician

Petroleum Equipment Service Technicians work in the downstream petroleum sector of the oil and gas industry. They repair and maintain storage tanks and transfer, handle and dispense equipment for liquid fuel products.Petroleum Equipment Service Technicians perform their work at a variety of job sites, including primary fuel terminals, bulk fuel outlets, airports, railways, shipping ports, bus and taxi fleet terminals, retail fuel outlets, large public and commercial facilities, warehouses and repair labs. These skilled workers might travel to several work sites in one day, and may complete assignments in remote locations.Due to the products handled in the equipment they service, Petroleum Equipment Service Technicians must conform to a range of federal, provincial and municipal regulations in the performance of their duties. They must have the skills and knowledge to maintain a safe work site and prevent damage to the environment and prevent harm to human beings through correct fuel and vapour containment.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
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  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
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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
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  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
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  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
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  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
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