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Plumbing: Apprenticeship


Get the skills that pay the bills!

In BC, an individual can become certified Plumber by completing the Plumbing apprentice program.  Apprenticeship programs are designed to provide students the full scope of knowledge and applied skills necessary to perform the occupation.  Apprentices have an employer to sponsor them and are registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). 

KPU delivers in-school technical training for Plumbing apprenticeship levels 1, 2, and 3.  The in-school technical training for each level is 6 weeks in duration and includes an end of level examination.  Additional information is available at: kpu.ca/trades/plumbing.

The pathway to becoming a certified Plumber generally takes 4 years to complete the in-school technical training and work-based training hours. Plumber apprentices will be eligible to write the Red Seal Inter-provincial Examination upon completion of all in-school technical training.  The Red Seal endorsement will be awarded upon completion of 6420 work-based training hours and is recognized in all jurisdictions across Canada; additional information is at: red-seal.ca.

Employment Insurance (EI) Eligibility

Provincial program financial supports must be applied for online through the Apprentice Online Portal at http://www.apprenticeonline.gov.bc.ca/ . It is recommended that apprentices apply for these supports four weeks in advance of the start of their technical training and application must be made no later than the first day of technical training.

Program Admission Requirements

The following program admission requirements apply:

Note: International student Application for Admission requires approval of the Dean.

Program Requirements

Plumbing Level 1 (APLM 1010)

Plumbing Level 2 (APLM 1020)

Plumbing Level 3 (APLM 1030)

Plumbing Level 4 (APLM 1040)

Other Information

Special Equipment

Students will require appropriate safety wear in conformance with WorkSafeBC regulations. A list of required tools will be provided by Admissions prior to starting this program.

Credential Awarded

KPU will report your in-school technical training completion information to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) in order for the ITA to determine credit towards your designated apprenticeship.

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2013

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