Motorcycle Technician

Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program, so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Details on the transition can be found via SkilledTradesBC, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

Motorcycle Technicians work on motorcycles and other vehicles such as motor scooters and all-terrain vehicles. They assemble, diagnose, maintain and repair engines, transmissions, drive systems, steering assemblies, braking systems, chassis and suspension, electrical systems, and fuel and exhaust systems. They may specialize in repairing, rebuilding, customizing or servicing these systems or assemblies. Motorcycle Technicians work with hand, power, pneumatic and measuring tools, shop equipment, and diagnostic and testing tools. Reference materials, documentation and computers are also important tools in this trade.

A Motorcycle Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.


The following education is recommended: Grade 10 or equivalent (Grade 12 is preferred), including English 10, Math 10, Science 10.


The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 5 weeks (150 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 5,800 hours of work-based training.


A 20-week Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, and providing credit for 300 hours of work-based training (refer to SkilledTradesBC for pathways into the occupation).







Van. Island University


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Marine & Motorcycle Technician

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