Motorcycle Technicians are analytical and hands-on fixers who love working on motorcycles and other small vehicles, keeping them running smoothly and safely. 

As a Motorcycle Technician, you’ll work on motorcycles and other small vehicles such as scooters and all-terrain vehicles.  

Every day, you’ll inspect, diagnose, repair and maintain engines, transmissions and other systems. Your work will take place mostly on a busy shop floor with other Technicians, as you use your expert knowledge to manage a broad range of tasks.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to inspect and test engines and other mechanical components 
  • How to repair and replace engines, drive trains, suspension and electrical systems 
  • How to adjust and test repaired systems 
  • How to perform preventative maintenance 
  • How to customize and rebuild 

Key Job Skills

  • Bearing design, construction and service 
  • Wheels, tires and suspension installation and maintenance 
  • Brake, electronic and exhaust systems 
  • Gasket and seal construction and service 
  • Starting, charging, engine, transmission and hydraulic systems 

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 20 weeks over 4 years
Work-Based Training
5800 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$22.00 — $40.00

Program Updates


The Motorcycle Technician Program Has Changed

  • Level 1 - Harmonized*

  • Level 2 - Harmonized*

  • Level 3 - Harmonized*

  • Level 4 - Current**

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in April 2022

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before April 2022

Harmonized Program

Information & Resources

Exam Information

and Resources

Find exam-related information and resources under each menu item below.




  • To be implemented.


  • To be implemented.


  • February 2022: OPSN 2022 004 Removal of the Level 4 Standard Level Exam (SLE) from the Harmonized program. 



  • August 2023: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2020 Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS)).  The Comparative Analysis details changes between the 2012 National Occupational Analysis (NOA) and 2020 RSOS.


Program Information

Information for the Current (pre-harmonized) program (Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician).

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.