Partsperson 2

A Partsperson 2 is involved in ordering, warehousing and keeping inventory control over parts and accessories for industries like the automotive, commercial transport, heavy duty and marine sectors. They are responsible for helping these parts and accessories make their way from manufacturers to consumers, documenting and tracking their progress along the way from factories to warehouses to retail outlets. A Partsperson 2 is often responsible for receiving goods and sorting incoming parts, supplies and materials. They maintain shipping and receiving records on the amount, kind and location of parts and supplies shipped or received and process purchases and reconcile inventories with physical counts. In the automotive parts industry, a Partsperson 2 can typically get a job with one of two parts of the industry:Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Dealerships, which sell officially produced parts usually for one specific make of vehicle (like Ford or Toyota); or,aftermarket industry stores (like Canadian Tire), which sell parts for many different models of cars and trucks.

For more information regarding the other levels in this progressive trade, please refer to the following program pages:

Record Book


Program Updates:

Program Changes

  • March 2021: Please be advised that the revised target implementation date for the Harmonized Parts Technician program is September 1, 2022. Please see the attached Program Update for details.

The Exam Weighting Chart is available 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.

  • 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
  • Download(PDF 252.81 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
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  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 173.84 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 61.83 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 78.97 KB)