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Auto Body Preparation Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Program Description

This program provides an alternative entry into the auto body industry. Acquire the skills to prepare a vehicle for auto body repair by removing paint finish, taping, sanding and masking. You will learn safe auto body prep and detail practices and procedures.

Hands-on practice includes:

  • Substrate preparation
  • Application of fillers and undercoats
  • Sanding, taping and masking
  • Component removal, installation and detail
  • Safety and tools

Program Overview

Industry Work Experience

You will have the opportunity to work in industry and gain valuable experience in an operational auto body shop.

Your Career

With your hands-on experience, you will be ready to work in an entry-level position in the auto body repair industry. After you become an indentured apprentice, you will complete the 1800 work hours required for your Alberta journeyperson certification as an Auto Body Prepper. Complete the remaining technical training and work hours for Auto Body Refinisher or Repairer; or combine all three areas for certification as an Auto Body Technician.

Student Success

Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT's programs. You must be able to read, write and understand English at a level exceeding basic conversational English to be successful in this program.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Certificate of Achievement.


This program uses the recognized apprenticeship technical training material. Successful students may be eligible to write the first period Alberta Trades Qualification exam.

Program dates

April 29, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Tuition and Fees

Cost: $6,000 + GST

Required personal protection equipment (closed-toe footwear, coveralls and safety glasses) will cost approximately $200.


This is a block registration; you must register for all courses. These courses are not available on an individual basis.

To register: call 403.284.7248 (toll-free 1.877.284.7248) or email advising@sait.ca.

Block Code: ABPR-APRIL    

Please provide your full legal name, date of birth and SAIT ID number (if you have one).

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