Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

“Heavy Duty Equipment Technician” means a person who maintains, manufactures, overhauls, reconditions and repairs equipment powered by internal combustion engines or electricity and without limiting the foregoing, including graders, loaders, shovels, off-highway tractors, off-highway trucks, forklifts, wheeled and tracked vehicles of all types used in construction, logging, sawmill, manufacturing, mining and other similar industry.

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Guidebook

Record Book

Program Updates:

Standardized Level Exam (SLE) Updates

  • None

SLE Weighting Charts

SLE Acronyms

Interprovincial Exam Updates

  • None

Interprovincial Exam Information

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 222.2 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at SkilledTradesBC Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 1.01 MB)
  • Foundation Outline
  • Guidelines for the delivery of pre-apprenticeship training at SkilledTradesBC Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 527.5 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

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.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 264.47 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 178.62 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 143.38 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 129.21 KB)