The prospective apprentice must find an employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. The apprentice and the employer then complete the application form and submit it to the closest regional Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Division office. Upon approval of the application, a contract is drawn and signed by both the apprentice and the employer.
The term of apprenticeship consists of four twelve-month periods of not less than 1600 hours spent on the job with an employer, and including six weeks of technical training in both the first and second years and eight weeks in the third year.
The following subjects are covered during the course work with an emphasis on hands-on training:
- Insulation Materials
- Tools and Equipment
- Finishes and Weatherproofing
- Fire Proofing
- Fire Stopping
- Asbestos Removal
- Trade Mathematics
- Print Reading
An applicant who has successfully completed related course(s) of work study and/or work experience may apply for credit toward the apprenticeship. Applications are evaluated on an individual basis.
Upon successful completion of the term of apprenticeship an ‘Alberta Completion of Apprenticeship’ certificate is awarded. Every apprentice who successfully completes the apprenticeship is also awarded a Journeyman Qualification certificate.
Insulator course outline booklets and a copy of the course outline are available online at www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca