To work in a regulated trade in Alberta, you must be registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).
AIT is responsible for administering laws and regulations governing work in the trades.
To visit the AIT website, go to Tradesecrets.
List of regulated trades
- Appliance Service Technician
- Auto Body Technician
- Automotive Service Technician
- Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator (CHEO)
- Elevator Constructor
- Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)
- Motorcycle Mechanic
- Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Rig Technician
- Sheet Metal Worker
Optional certification trades in Alberta, Canada
For some trades in Alberta you do not have to be certified. An individual can work in an optional certification trade if the employer decides the individual has the skills and knowledge expected of a certified tradesperson.
A non-certified individual in an optional certification trade can also supervise and train apprentices on the job.
Anyone learning an optional certification trade, however, must become a registered apprentice.
List of optional certification trades
- Agricultural Equipment Technician
- Communication Technician
- Concrete Finisher
- Electric Motor Systems Technician
- Floorcovering Installer
- Instrument Technician
- Landscape Gardener
- Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic
- Outdoor Power Equipment Technician (OPET)
- Painter and Decorator
- Parts Technician
- Powerline Technician
- Power System Electrician
- Sprinkler System Installer
- Structural Steel and Plate Fitter
- Tools and Die Maker
- Transport Refrigeration Technician
- Water Well Driller
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Date Updated: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 02:25:00