Auto Body and Collision Technician

Auto Body and Collision Technicians repair and restore damaged motor vehicles. They assess body damage and develop repair estimates and repair plans. Their repair work may include repairing scratches, minor damage, dents and extensive structural damage. Some components may need to be removed for access during repairs. Vehicle components that are damaged beyond repair are replaced. The alignment and replacement of suspension and steering components is also performed in this trade. Technicians may restore interior components of vehicles. They may work with mechanical and electronic components such as air conditioning (A/C) systems, exhaust systems, drivetrain, engine cooling systems, advanced electronic components (adaptive cruise control and lane departure features), and passenger restraint systems (seat belts and air bags).

THE AUTO BODY AND COLLISION TECHNICIAN PROGRAM IS CHANGING. WHERE ARE WE NOW?

APRIL 2022 - MARCH 2023

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Harmonized*

Harmonized*

Current**

Harmonized to be
implemented April 2024

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in April 2021

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before April 2021

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - In effect starting April 1, 2021

Program Profile

Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification

Download (PDF 175 KB)

Program Outline

Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers

Download (PDF 1.2 MB)


Record Book

Program Updates:

Standardized Level Exam Updates

SLE Weighting Charts

  • Harmonized SLE Weighting Charts to be released upon implementation

Interprovincial Exam Updates

  • None

Interprovincial Exam Information

 

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 161.82 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 868.8 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.

OR

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 268 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 316.35 KB)