Electrician Endorsement


Marine Electricians enjoy the challenge of managing electrical installation, maintenance and repairs in a marine environment—keeping our ships functioning safely and efficiently. 

As a Marine Electrician, you’ll bring your resourceful approach to a unique environment.  

Every day, you’ll take a hands-on and careful approach to the complex systems that run our ships. You’ll ensure safe distribution of electrical power by installing electrical components, interpreting drawings and applying codes and regulations.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to install marine wiring 
  • How to install and maintain power generation components 
  • How to install and maintain power distribution components 
  • How to install and maintain shipboard systems and controls 
  • How to test and troubleshoot  

Key Job Skills

  • Critical thinking 
  • Troubleshooting  
  • Judgement and decision-making 
  • Quality control analysis  
  • Installation and maintenance 

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 6 weeks over 1 year
Work-Based Training
1680 HOURS

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Endorsement 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.