Certification: Amusement Device Mechanic

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) administers the certification and training of Amusement Device Mechanics.

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) administers the certification of occupations regulated under the Technical Safety and Standards Act, 2000. As a part of that process, TSSA offers a number of certification and training services for Amusement Device Mechanics in Ontario.

TSSA’s Amusement Device Mechanic Policies and Procedures (pdf) set out the requirements for Amusement Device Mechanic certification. They include important definitions, information on the different Skills Passports, and a certificate holder's rights, privileges and obligations. 

The following certification categories are specified in Ontario Regulation 187/03, Certification and Training of Amusement Device Mechanics:

  • Amusement Device Mechanic, Amusement Ride (ADM-AR.)

  • Amusement Device Mechanic, Go-Kart (ADM-GK.)

  • Amusement Device Mechanic, Water Slide (ADM-WS.)

  • Amusement Device Mechanic, Bungee (ADM-B.)

  • Amusement Device Mechanic, Inflatable (ADM-I.)

Obtaining a Higher Certificate Classification

In accordance with Section 5 of Ontario Regulation 187/03: Certification and Training of Amusement Mechanics and the Amusement Device Mechanic Policies and Procedures, mechanics-in-training or mechanics who are seeking to obtain a higher certificate classification (i.e. ADM-AR, ADM-I, etc.) must submit an application for assessment.

Learn more about the process for Amusement Device Mechanic Certification by reviewing these documents: 

Certification and Examination

If you are submitting a request for certification, reinstatement or an out-of-province assessment, you will be required to submit the following application forms:

Need help preparing for your exam? View TSSA's Register for an Exam webpage. 

If you have questions, read our frequently asked questions about examination and certification.

Skills Passports

All amusement device mechanics and mechanics-in-training must hold and maintain a Skills Passport for the scope of work they are performing.    

Skills Passports include experience and skills acquired in a number of specific areas within the amusement devices industry. These passports also allow supervising mechanics, inspectors, employers and mechanics-in-training to see which areas may require additional experience or training.    

Skills Passports published by TSSA for use by amusement device mechanics and mechanics-in-training include:

Certificate Reinstatement

Amusement device mechanics must apply for reinstatement if they have failed to renew their certificate of qualification within 12 months from the date of expiry.    

TSSA assesses all applicants individually. Applicants approved for reinstatement must complete a written examination in order to qualify for reinstatement of the certificate.

Learn more about the Amusement Device Mechanic Reinstatement Certificate process (pdf).

Out-of-Province Applicants

Out-of-province applicants who have completed training programs outside of their home jurisdiction, or those with existing qualifications in Ontario, may apply for an Out-of-Province/Certificate Assessment (pdf).

Accredited Training Providers

Training providers must be accredited by TSSA before they are eligible to provide or offer a training program to the public. In order for an individual/organization to become accredited, they must submit an Application for Accreditation as an Amusement Device Mechanic Training Provider (pdf) to TSSA that meets the requirements of the Training Provider Accreditation Policy (pdf), and the Amusement Device Mechanic Inflatable Curriculum Standards (pdf).