Residential Building Maintenance Worker

"Building Maintenance Worker" means a person who maintains and repairs residential buildings (single family unit, multi-unit, high rise) including minor carpentry, drywall, electrical, floorlaying, painting, plumbing, refrigeration mechanic and roofing repairs, maintenance, installation, inspection, testing and troubleshooting (as per Techinical Safety BC legislation and regulations).

Record Book

Program Updates:

The Exam Weighting Charts are available for Levels 1, 2, 3, and the Cof Q and show 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 151.46 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 856.1 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 264.47 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 71.07 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 109.46 KB)