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Partsperson 3: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $450 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Contact Coast Mountain's Trades Department directly
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • Partsperson (Partsperson 3)- Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement; Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • Coordinator Contact
    Contact institution.

Application Deadline Advice

Application Fee: No Charge

Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

Contact CMTN for the next opening.

Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? This Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) program may be of interest:

Partsperson Apprenticeships

The apprenticeship pathway follows these steps: Partsperson 1, 2 and 3. Upon completing each level and the required work-based training hours, apprentices will be eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification exam. Upon completion of level 3, students will be eligible to write both the level 3 exam and Red Seal Parts exam.

Verify details of Parts and Warehousing Person 1 by reviewing the ITA Accredited program profiles. For updated information regarding the other levels in this progressive trade, please refer to the following ITA program pages:

Apprenticeship Training

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Partsperson 3

For updated details regarding Partsperson 3, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.

ITA Registration

Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.

A Partsperson 3 orders, warehouses, merchandises, controls inventory and dispenses repair and replacement parts for the automotive, commercial transport, heavy duty, marine and related trades, involving internal combustion engines and drive trains, both at the wholesale trade and retail levels.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes one year to complete.

The technical training is 90 hours (three weeks). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, online, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 1680 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 56 weeks of training.

The Harmonized program will be implemented after September 1, 2022. See ITA website for details.
Training Content
  • Inventory Control Procedures
  • Merchandising
  • Communications and Customer Care
  • Introduction to Parts Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • completion of the Partsperson 2 - Certificate of Qualification
  • a signed agreement from an employer to sponsor your apprenticeship

Recommended Education

(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)

Grade 10 or equivalent, including:
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10


  • Grade 12 or equivalent
Advisor Tips
The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.
Cross-Program Credits

Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.

Credits Granted



Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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