MST Exam Prep Course for Trade Qualifiers

Marine Service Technician 3-day Prep Courses for Trade Qualification Candidates – dates and locations based on demand
Any individuals who meet the requirements to challenge the Marine Service Technician certification exam as trade qualifiers are invited to attend a 3-day prep course that will review the scope of the trade including what to expect from the exam – structure of questions, weighting of different topic areas, etc.

The time and location of these courses will depend on demand.

The course is free for NSBA and Boating Atlantic members, $75 + HST for non-members. Please note this is separate from fees payable to the NS Apprenticeship Agency as part of applying to become certified as a trade qualifier, which is $740.77. The cost of writing the exam is included in this fee paid to the NSAA.

Please contact to confirm interest from you or your company including how many employees are interested in the course. We will follow up with companies individually to confirm that participants meet the eligibility requirements and we will select dates based on when and where people are available.

Eligibility: To be eligible to challenge the MST certification exam, an individual must have been practicing the trade for 10,800 hours. Candidates must provide evidence of experience to the NS Apprenticeship Agency. More information is available on the NSAA website:

The curriculum standard for the MST trade is also available on the NSAA website and candidates should review it prior to participating in this prep course and/or starting their trade qualifier application with NSAA:

Note: The certification exam was updated by the NS Apprenticeship Agency in September 2018 with input from NSBA and certified Marine Service Technicians. Individuals who have previously attempted the MST exam without success are welcome to attend this course. The rewrite fee for those who have previously attempted the exam is $148.18.