Start your career by finding an employer who is willing to indenture you as an apprentice. Appliance service technicians work for appliance dealers, independent appliance service companies, department stores, appliance manufacturers' service departments and gas and electric utility companies.
After becoming a journeyperson, you may also become a factory service representative employed by manufacturers to supervise authorized repair depots in a particular region. Experienced appliance service technicians employed in larger organizations may become specialists or advance to supervisory positions such as foreman or service manager.
With experience and knowledge, some journeypersons go on to run a small business, appliance service technicians may start their own independent appliance service companies or appliance sales and service outlets – we can help you build your business with our Blue Seal business certificate
Admission and completion
To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required or recommended education for the trade to which you apply.
Entrance Requirements are monitored and set by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
Successful completion of the following courses:
- English 20-2
- Math 20-3
- Science 10
A pass mark in all five Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Entrance Exam
Apprentices with an Alberta High School Diploma that includes the following courses:
- English 30-2
- Math 30-3
- Physics 30 OR Chemistry 30 OR Science 30
- Related career and technology studies (CTS) courses
How to register
Registration for technical training is run through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Learn how you can register for your next intake.
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Services
Suite 200 Willow Park Centre
10325 Bonaventure DR. SE
After you register
Email is the primary source of communication after you have registered for your intake. Please ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. We recommend you add the sait.ca domain to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.
Commercial Appliance Service Technician
The term of apprenticeship for a commercial appliance service technician is 3 years (three 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1600 hours of on-the-job training each year, and 8 weeks of technical training in each of the first two years.
Appliance Service Technician
The term of apprenticeship for an appliance service technician is 3 years (three 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1600 hours of on-the-job training each year, and 8 weeks of technical training in each year.
Technical Training Performance
To be successful in technical training, an apprentice must pass each section of the course and pass the AIT exam. The passing grade for each section in the course is a 65%. A passing mark on each Trade Qualification Exam and the Interprovincial Qualification (or Red Seal Exam) is 70%.
Domestic tuition and fees*
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Student support fee: $37.50
Student technology fee: $37.50
Campus recreation fee: $45.80
Lab & Material fee: $77
Books and supplies*
- Books or modules along with other items for class average out to $600 per period.
- It is recommended that you do not purchase books or modules ahead of time as they might be outdated by the time you attend classes and they cannot be returned to the bookstore.
- Personal Protective Equipment will be required for the program, which may be an additional cost to apprentices.
*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.