Apprenticeship training

Automotive service

Get your Automotive Service Technician Red Seal

All automotive service technician apprentices need to be registered with the Industry Training Authority with support of an industry sponsor.

The Automotive Apprenticeship program consists of four levels of training, with either six or seven weeks of in-school training in each of the four levels.

You attend a six- or seven-week training program each year. Classes are scheduled in the day time and include both theory and practice. The program follows the approved British Columbia Automotive Service Technician Program Outline, which meets the requirements for Canadian Red Seal accreditation and prepares you to write the Interprovincial Examination leading to final certification.

The Automotive Service Technician field is both challenging and rewarding. The technology changes very rapidly, which makes for an interesting work environment. There are many opportunities for advancement with well-paid salaries. Interprovincial certification is recognized Canada-wide and proves that you have what it takes to succeed in the changing workplace.

If you are not currently working as an automotive service technician, you may consider enrolling first in UFV's Automotive Service Technician foundation program to gain the entry-level skills needed to secure employment. As a graduate of the program, you get advanced apprenticeship placement when you find an employer to sponsor you.

Please email if you have any questions.

Upcoming schedule

Level 1
April15th–May 31st, 2019
Level 2
January 7th-February 22nd, 2019 
Level 3
February 25–April 12, 2019
Level 4

Please note: this schedule may subject to change

Steps to apply

  1. Submit an online application through the UFV portal for the Automotive Apprenticeship program (please note you will apply for apprenticeship but not a specific level as that will be determined in step 2).
  2. You will then receive an email, to the email address you submitted on the application, asking for additional information (level required, ITA #, employer, etc).
  3. You will then be scheduled for the next available intake.

Apprenticeship Tax Credits

If you are enrolled in an apprenticeship program administered through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), you may qualify to receive grants and subsidies.

Please visit the ITA website for more information.

There are also tax credits available for employers sponsoring students through their apprenticeships.

Fees and costs

Automotive Apprenticeship Level 1 — fees and costs 2018/19
Length 7 weeks
Tuition $941.50
Student Fees $155.20
Total $1096.70


Automotive Apprenticeship Level 2 — fees and costs 2018/19
Length 7 weeks
Tuition $941.50
Student Fees $155.20
Books $60
Total $1156.70


Automotive Apprenticeship Level 3 — fees and costs 2018/19
Length 7 weeks
Tuition $941.50
Student Fees $155.20
Total $1096.70


Automotive Apprenticeship Level 4 — fees and costs 2018/19
Length 6 weeks
Tuition $807.00
Student Fees $155.20
Total $962.20

Please note: Fees are subject to change without notice. Revised: September 2018

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