trades_banner.jpg   Red Seal Trade

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Trade Description:

An industrial instrument mechanic is someone who installs, examines, removes, repairs and/or replaces items such as sensors, indicators, tubing and wiring. They also work on x-ray equipment, closed-circuit television systems, monitoring and alarm systems, gas analysis equipment and other lab equipment. Industrial instrument mechanics are employed by water sewage treatment plants, mining and large manufacturing companies.

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
4  1,600  10-10-10-10 NAIT, SAIT & SIAST 

Training Standards:

Curriculum standards are organized by Alberta. For more information, visit Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or the Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS).


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
6 9,600 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

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Instrumentation & Control Technician __ Red River College Instrumentation Engineering Technologist Program 1, 2, 3 & 4