Auto Body and Collision Technician

Auto Body and Collision Technicians repair and restore damaged motor vehicles. They assess body damage and develop repair estimates and repair plans. Their repair work may include repairing scratches, minor damage, dents and extensive structural damage. Some components may need to be removed for access during repairs. Vehicle components that are damaged beyond repair are replaced. The alignment and replacement of suspension and steering components is also performed in this trade. Technicians may restore interior components of vehicles. They may work with mechanical and electronic components such as air conditioning (A/C) systems, exhaust systems, drivetrain, engine cooling systems, advanced electronic components (adaptive cruise control and lane departure features), and passenger restraint systems (seat belts and air bags).

OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS THE AUTO BODY AND COLLISION TECHNICIAN PROGRAM WILL BE CHANGING. WHERE ARE WE NOW?

APRIL 2021 - MARCH 2022

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Harmonized*

Current**

Current**

Harmonized to be
implemented April 2024

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in April 2021

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before April 2021

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - In effect starting April 1, 2021

Program Profile

Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification

Download (PDF 175 KB)

Program Outline

Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers

Download (PDF 1.2 MB)

Exam Weighting Charts

The Exam Weighting Charts for the Harmonized level exams will be made available as the Harmonized level exams are launched.

 


Record Book

Program Updates:

Harmonized Program Information

Standardized Level Exams

  • August 2021: Development and validation of Standardized Level Exam(s) (SLEs) for the Harmonized Level(s) of this program have been impacted by Covid-19. Implementation of affected SLEs will be announced by Official Program Standards Notification (OPSN). Please see the Program Update for details.
  • The Exam Weighting Chart for Current Level 2 shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

 

 

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 161.82 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 868.8 KB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 139.17 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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 171.16 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 178.62 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 268 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 316.35 KB)