Automotive Service Technician (Steering, Suspension and Brakes) - Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification
Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program that requires the committed participation of three partners: the apprentice, the employer and the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.
This apprenticeship training program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as an Automotive Service Technician (Steering, Suspension and Brakes).
The Automotive Service Technician (Steering, Suspension and Brakes) occupation is regulated as a compulsory occupation.
To register as an apprentice, you must have successfully completed and possess a Grade 12 diploma or an Adult High School diploma or a GED or a Diploma of Apprenticeship in another occupation, and be employed in the occupation with an employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.
In this program you will receive a combination of on the job training and related classroom training, designed to produce fully qualified persons of journeyperson status in the Automotive Service Technician (Steering, Suspension and Brakes) occupation. Under the direction of an employer and qualified instructors, you will become fully familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the Automotive Service Technician (Steering, Suspension and Brakes) Occupation.
During your training, specific tasks will include:
- the use of hand tools and shop equipment;
- diagnosing, testing, servicing, repairing, replacing, adjusting and inspecting steering, suspension and brake systems and components on automobiles and light trucks;
- the use of wheel alignment equipment to preform two and four wheel alignment on automobiles and light trucks; and
- the performing of inspections on automobiles and light trucks in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Act.
This training program requires a minimum of 5400 hours of employment and training.
A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification are awarded upon successful completion of 5400 hours of on the job and technical training and the final examination.
A person who has gained the equivalent of 5400 hours of practical experience in the Automotive Service Technician (Steering, Suspension and Brakes) occupation may apply to challenge the certification examination. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.
Persons successfully completing this training program may be employed with distributors of automotive repair shops, automotive dealer repair shops or with distributors of automotive parts, specialty repair shops or warranty specialists for manufacturers.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Certificate of Qualification Examination||2012-07-31|
|Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"||150.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Certification Documents||20.00||2013-06-06|
|Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate||60.00||2012-07-31|
|Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee||100.00||2012-07-31|
|Prior Learning Assessment||100.00||2012-07-31|
|Apprenticeship Registration Fee||25.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Photo Identification Card||20.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Progress Record Book||25.00||2012-07-31|
|Assessment of Foreign Credentials||100.00||2012-07-31|