HSAPRed Seal LogoAutomotive Painter 

Trade Description:

Motor vehicle body painters sand, fill, prime, finish and paint motor vehicles. They handle exterior trim and hardware, apply decals, transfers and stencils, and clean and maintain spray guns, spray booths and other equipment.

Autobody repair shops, auto dealerships, specialty automobile shops and public transit systems all employ motor vehicle body painters.

Trade Regulation
Red Seal Occupational Standard

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
2 1,800 7-5 RRC

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document RSOS Subtask to Unit Comparison

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)
Types of Exam Questions Red Seal Exam Preparation Guide

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
4 7,200 Yes
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name
Automotive Painter
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School __ Motor Vehicle Body Repairer 1
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School __ Collision Repair Technology Program 1
Morris School __ Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal & Paint) Program 1
__ Red River College, Transportation Collision Repair & Refinishing Program 1
Steinbach Regional Secondary School __ Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Program 1