Automotive Refinishing Prep Technicians work on the surfaces of motor vehicles, primarily in the preparation for restoring vehicle finishes once body work has been completed and prior to painting. Some of the duties that an Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician completes include: removing layers of sub-coating; mixing undercoats; preparing metal surfaces for painting by spot filling, sanding, and masking; applying primers, and primer surfacers; and cleaning and polishing painted surfaces.
NOTE: Apprentices holding Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician certification who wish to achieve Automotive Painter (Automotive Refinishing Technician) certification must re-register as an apprentice in the Automotive Painter (Automotive Refinishing Technician) apprenticeship program.
A new program came into effect January 1, 2017. Please see program information (below) for details.
The Exam Weighting Chart is available for the Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) exam and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).
Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience
- 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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