Mechanical Fitness Assessments for used vehicles

Used car dealers must have a licensed journeyman technician complete a mechanical fitness assessment on vehicles before they are sold.


The Mechanical Fitness Assessment Form form needs to be completed by a licensed journeyman technician with a trade certificate as an Automotive Service Technician or Heavy Equipment Technician under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.

The assessment form identifies more than 60 vehicle equipment parts, including equipment in the:

  • powertrain
  • lamps
  • instruments
  • brakes
  • steering
  • suspension
  • frame and body
  • tires and wheels
  • electrical

A Mechanical Fitness Assessment (MFA) is valid for 120 days from the time of completion. Automotive businesses selling used vehicles are required to provide an MFA prior to the sale of the vehicle.


Consumers with concerns about an automotive business should contact the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) at 1-877-979-8100.

AMVIC is responsible for administering and enforcing automotive industry legislation under the Consumer Protection Act and related regulations.