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Plumber Apprenticeship

Alberta Journeyman Certificate

4 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year


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Red Deer Polytechnic offers the Plumber Apprenticeship program, one of the many apprenticeship training options available for students. Apprenticeship is a career option that involves both classroom and on-the-job training. To learn the skills required of a Plumber in Alberta and to be issued an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, a person must find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. For more information, please visit the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website.

The term of apprenticeship for a Plumber is four years (four 12-month periods), including a minimum of 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year. A person who isn't already certified in Alberta as a Gasfitter Class A or Class B will complete an apprenticeship program that includes both the Plumber and Gasfitter Class B trades.

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If you have a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, you are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.

Employment Opportunites

To work as a Plumber in Alberta, a person must be a Registered Apprentice or a Certified Journeyman. Plumbers plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. These piping systems may be used to transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids. Plumbers may specialize in the types of work they do, such as installing water conditioners and installing hydronic heating and chilled water systems.

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