Automotive Glass


Automotive Glass Technicians are highly efficient and dexterous tradespeople who assess, repair and replace the windows and windscreens that are essential to the safe operation of vehicles. 

As an Automotive Glass Technician, you’ll enjoy helping customers get their vehicles back on the road. You’ll deal with all kinds of repairs to windows and windscreens, managing replacements and applying treatment to help glass withstand everything from heat to ice and rocks. You’re a mechanical person, highly capable of following a set process, but also resourceful as no two jobs are ever the same.

What You'll Learn

  • How to prepare vehicles for repairs and servicing 
  • How to use glass technician tools and equipment 
  • How to remove and install windshields and windows 
  • How to perform windshield repair 
  • How to prepare vehicles for delivery 

Key Job Skills

  • Communication 
  • Customer Service 
  • Resourcefulness 
  • Glass repair, removal and installation  
  • Troubleshooting 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 3 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
3510 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$18.00 — $37.50



Exam Information

And Resources


Certificate of Qualification Exam



  • None


Challenge the


If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.


Practical Assessment Information (Challengers Only)

  • If you are not an apprentice taking a SkilledTradesBC-recognized program and are planning to apply to challenge and receive certification, you must complete and pass a practical assessment before your application can be accepted by SkilledTradesBC.

  • Please contact the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) for information about the practical assessment.