Diesel Engine Mechanic

“Diesel Engine Mechanic” means a person who installs, repairs, and maintains all internal combustion diesel engines and components used in transport, construction and marine.

Program Updates:

September 2021: Acronyms and abbreviations for HMT level 2 has been posted. Please see the Program Update for details.

January 2020: Program Update regarding the HMT Level 2 Exam Weighting Chart

For Standard Level Exam breakdowns, please see the Exam Weighting Chart specific to your level.

Acronyms and Abbreviations lists for Standard Level Exams:

For the CofQ exam breakdown, please see this Exam Weighting Chart.

Heavy Mechanical Trades Transition FAQ

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 174.58 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 782.93 KB)
  • Foundation Outline
  • Guidelines for the delivery of pre-apprenticeship training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 527.5 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. 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 183.78 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 207.02 KB)