Recognized trade credentials in designated trades and occupations are issued by recognized regulatory authorities. A recognized regulatory authority can be another province or territory, the Department of National Defence – Canada (DND), or a credential-issuing authority from outside the country. Recognized credentials allow professionals to work in Alberta in designated trades or occupations without further training or examination.
Alberta trade and occupation certificates and most other credentials recognized in Alberta are listed below. If you are unable to determine whether or not a credential is recognized, contact your local Apprenticeship and Industry Training office.
Employers who have questions about the authenticity of a credential should contact the jurisdiction that issued the credential. For additional information see Tips For Employers.
Employers may also download the Military Trades Information Sheet for tips on hiring those with a DND trade credential.
Alberta trade and occupation certificates and most other credentials recognized in Alberta are listed below or in the Summary of Recognized Credentials.
If you are unable to determine whether or not a credential is recognized, contact your local Apprenticeship and Industry Training office.
ALL recognized credentials in the data base below MUST BE current and NOT expired.
Credentials Recognized in Alberta
1.Select the Alberta trade or occupation name:
|Auto Body Technician|
|Alberta Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship|
|Alberta Certificate of Proficiency|
|Alberta Journeyman Certificate|
|Alberta Qualification Certificate|
|Dual Trade Certification||Certification in the Auto Body Repairer branch of the trade AND the Auto Body Refinisher branch of the trade is recognized as being equivalent to certification as an Auto Body Technician.|
What is a Regulatory Authority?
“Regulatory authority” refers to a government department or agency, or an organization with authority delegated by law, that establishes standards or requirements for certification, assesses workers’ qualifications, or issues certificates or licenses indicating a person achieved those standards.