Marine Service Technician

“Marine Service Technician” refers to a tradesperson who performs any combination of service, repair, construction or installation of recreational vessels and light commercial vessels, with marine specialty skills in one or more of the following areas: composites technology, refinishing, woodworking, metals, systems installation and rigging. They may be employed by boat repair yards, marinas, yacht manufacturing facilities, yacht clubs, marine dealerships or specialty marine service providing businesses.

Marine Service Technician apprentices and individuals challenging the certification must successfully complete an Advanced Competency Assessment as a completion requirement of this program. Please contact Quadrant Marine Institute for more information and to arrange an assessment. 

Program Updates:

Please be advised that the Program Outline and Program Profile have been revised. The changes are effective Jan 1, 2018. Please see OPSN 2018 006 for details.

The Exam Weighting Chart is available for the Certificate of Qualification exam 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
  • Download(PDF 185.67 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 975.35 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 132.86 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 148.61 KB)