Instrumentation and Control Technician

Instrumentation and control technicians install, repair, maintain, replace, calibrate, program and service process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops and computers. These instruments may be pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, optical or chemical, and include signal transmission, telemetry and digital devices in industrial operations.


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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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:

October 2020: For details of changes to the program, please refer to OPSN 2020 009

Classes of apprentice technical training for Levels 1, 2 & 3 of the Industrial Instrument Mechanic program that begin after January 1, 2017 will be required to sit an ITA Standardized Level Exam. Please see OPSN-2016-022 for full details. 

The exam weighting charts are available for the Standard Level Exams levels 1, 2 & 3 and shows the approximate percentage of weighting per General Area of Competency (GAC).

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
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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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • 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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