The Mechanical Fitness Assessment Form (PDF, 465 KB) 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.


The amended regulations came into effect April 12, 2010. Alberta Transportation worked closely with the Motor Dealers’ Association of Alberta and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council to develop a standardized mechanical fitness assessment form and to communicate the amended regulations to dealerships.


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.

News Release

Mechanical Fitness Assessment Update (PDF, 106 KB)