Apprenticeship begins with finding an employer. Constant Fire Protection Systems Ltd hires apprentices and provides on-the-job training and work experience. Approximately 80% of an apprentice’s time is spent on the job, under the supervision of a certified journeyman or qualified tradesperson. The other 20% involves technical training provided at Red Deer College in Alberta.
To become a certified journeyman, apprentices must also learn required theory and skills. Requirements for certification — including the content and delivery of technical training — are developed and updated by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board on the recommendation of Sprinkler Systems Installer Provincial Apprenticeship Committee (Constant Fire Protection Systems Ltd is a member of PAC).
The term of apprenticeship for a sprinkler systems installer is four years (four 12-month periods), including a minimum of 1,600 hours of on-the-job training and seven weeks of technical training in each of the first three years, as well as a minimum of 1,800 hours of on-the-job training in the fourth year. For further information on Sprinkler Systems Installer Apprenticeship Training in Alberta, refer to the following links:
The graduate of the Sprinkler Systems Installer apprenticeship program is a certified journeyman who will be able to:
*Material referenced from Alberta Government Apprenticeship and Industry Training