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Transport Trailer Technician

Trade Description:

A transport trailer technician is certified to service, repair, assemble and maintain transport trailers used to carry commercial or non-commercial goods as registered under The Highway Traffic Act. They work on all parts and systems of a transport trailer, including framework, body work, suspension, brakes, wheels, electrical, hydraulic, refrigeration and heating.

Transport trailer technicians are employed by fleet repair shops, trailer dealerships and general and specialized repair shops.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
Red Seal Occupational Standard

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
3 1,800 8-8-8 RRC Polytech (All Levels)
ACC (Level 1 only)

Training Standards:

2023 Technical Training Standard (See Implementation Schedule below)
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document RSOS Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three  


2012 Technical Training Standard
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison

Implementation Schedule

Level 1 - 2023 Standard
Level 1 - 2023 Standard
Level 2 - 2012 Standard
Level 2 - 2023 Standard
Level 3 - 2012 Standard
Level 3 - 2023 Standard

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
4.5 8,100 No
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