MST Apprenticeship Requirements

Apprentices

To successfully achieve MST certification, apprentices must:

  • be employed in the recreational marine industry for at least 4,000 hours
  • attend four levels of technical training classes and achieve at least 70% in level exams
  • pass the ITA Certificate of Qualifications exam with a minimum score of 70%
  • successfully complete 24 in-school practical exercises
  • successfully complete 6 elective advanced practical competencies

Employers/Sponsors

The requirements to ensure your sponsored employee apprentice successfully achieves MST certification are to:

  • provide guidance and adequate supervision in the workplace
  • provide your apprentice adequate on the job assignments to achieve 6 elective advanced practical competencies (complete projects consistent with your day to day operations)
  • participate and cooperate with the training institution in the workplace competency assessment process

Challenging the MST Apprenticeship

In order to challenge the MST apprenticeship and become certified you must:

  • provide evidence of 6,000 hours (about 3 years) working in the recreational marine industry
  • provide satisfactory evidence of competency in at least 6 advanced practical competencies
  • pass the ITA Certificate of Qualifications exam with a minimum score of 70%

More detailed information regarding the requirements for MST certification can be found in the MST Program Profile and the MST Program Outline found on the ITA web site, or contact us.