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Overhead Door Technician - Level One

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Overhead door technicians install, service, repair and conduct preventative maintenance on residential and commercial overhead sectional doors, coiling doors, coiling and sliding steel fire doors, electric operating devices for these doors, dock levelers, electric gate openers, and access control devices for residential, commercial and industrial sites.

Overhead door technicians must have:

  • manual dexterity,
  • ability to lift 25 kilograms,
  • a Class 5 driver’s license,
  • ability to operate lifting devices as required,
  • safe worksite practices,
  • management and organizational skills,
  • skills to gather data and prepare records/reports, and
  • ability to review and read construction drawings, plans, specifications and related documents.

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

  • Sponsored Apprentices,
  • Certified Journeypersons
  • Individuals deemed qualified by their employer, and
  • Self-Employed individuals.

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

Program Information

Program Information & Requirements
Trades Qualifier

You can earn a Journeyperson Certificate based on:

Work Experience

The requirements for an Overhead Door Technician – Level 1 are:

  • A minimum of 18 months AND 1,500 hours of work experience. 
  • An Employer Assessment of Competency Form.
  • A successful theory exam.

Recognized Training

The requirements for an Overhead Door Technician – Level 1 are:

  • A minimum of 12 months AND 1,000 hours of work experience.
  • Successful completion and verification of Canadian Door Institution Level 1 course or equivalent (certificate issued after Jan 1/15).
  • A successful theory exam.

Program Credit

Category Information

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.)
Competency Outline Get information on all of the program requirements and what you will learn.
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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