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Commercial Appliance Service Technician

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Commercial appliance service technicians are part of a dynamic industry that reflects the rapid technology revolution.  They install, service and repair commercial appliances. This diverse industry offers a large spectrum of work environments including the hospitality industry, medical facilities, jails, grocery stores, bakeries, airports, remote camps and railway companies.

Commercial appliance service technicians:

  • diagnose concerns by interpreting the user’s observations,
  • access manufacturers' service manuals and bulletins and use specialized tools and testing devices to locate the issue (s),
  • maintain appliances by disassembling, cleaning internal parts, replacing faulty or worn parts and, reassembling and testing,
  • communicate with on-site managers for the purposes of estimates, and the use and care of their appliances, and
  • prepare work orders, complete reports for billing, and maintain records for parts inventories and future service calls.

Those authorized to perform the restricted activities of this designated trade include:

  • Sponsored Apprentices, and
  • Certified Journeypersons.

For complete information, see Restricted Activities and Classes of Individuals.

Program Information

Program Information & Requirements
  • 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 classroom instruction in each of the first two years.
  • Apprentices are expected to demonstrate progress in their apprenticeship program within 18 months by engaging in an activity that will lead to the completion of a period of the program.
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, the apprentice will receive a journeyperson certificate and an educational credential (Certificate).
Trades Qualifier

You can earn a Journeyperson Certificate based on:

Work Experience

The requirements for an Appliance Service Technician - Commercial Appliance Service Technician are:

Recognized Credentials

The requirements for an Appliance Service Technician – Commercial Appliance Service Technician are:

  • A valid recognized credential from another jurisdiction.
  • A successful theory exam.

Program Credit

Category Information
High School Credit

Supporting Resources

Description / Resources
Trade Information Get important information about the duties, working conditions, and skills and abilities needed to work in this trade. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Job Information View job postings in this trade, and learn about the current job market, average wage and resources for finding a job. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Entrance Requirement You must satisfy the educational requirements or pass the entrance exam to start an apprenticeship program. If you are writing the entrance exam, there are entrance-level competencies to help you prepare, as well as an exam counselling sheet and study guide.
Curriculum Guide Get information on all of the program requirements and what you will learn.
Classroom Instruction View a list of currently scheduled classes.
Financial Assistance Student loans, grants, scholarships and other financial assistance may be available. For more information visit our Financial Assistance section, visit an Apprenticeship and Industry Training office or call toll-free to 1-800-248-4823.
Examinations Get exam counselling sheets for your upcoming apprenticeship, interprovincial or qualification exam.
Legislation For more information regarding undertakings, activities, and certification requirements, please review the Designated Trades and Restricted Activities Regulation and the Designated Trades’ Activities and Certification Requirements Order.


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