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Apprentice Services

KPU’s apprenticeship programs are endorsed by SkilledTradesBC.

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What Do I Need to Register?

To sign up for one of our apprenticeship programs you will need to:

Apprentice Registration Process

As an apprentice, you can request registration in an available apprenticeship intake by completing the Apprenticeship Registration Request Form. Completed forms must be sent to Apprentice Services. Upon registration the Refunds and Fee Adjustments Rules apply.

We recommend that you register in current and future apprenticeship intakes to support your technical training progression.

Apprentice Receipt of Registration Request

After receiving your registration form, Apprentice Services will send you a letter within 14 days acknowledging your  request. The information provided in this letter will direct you to KPU online resources for updates to your request.

Apprentice Registration Request Qualifying Process

Apprentice Services evaluates your request for registration, using your ITA apprentice records. This ensure you've met the STBC published registration requirements for the apprenticeship level you have requested registration in.

Apprentice Services will also evaluate your KPU records to ensure Apprentice Payments, Refunds and Fee Adjustment have been met.

Apprentice Registration Confirmation

If you've met the STBC published registration requirements and full payment has been received by KPU, a registration confirmation will be sent from Apprentice Services to your KPU email account.

After receiving your registration confirmation, you should start enrolling in both provincial and federal financial aid. Please visit Apprenticeship Financial Support for more information.

Apprentice Outstanding Registration Requirements

If you do not meet the STBC published registration requirements and/or the full payment for the intake has not been received by KPU, your registration request cannot be confirmed and remains pending.

Apprentice Services will provide you with a deadline to correct outstanding registration requirements.

You are responsible for your registration and must check your KPU student email account daily to ensure that you do not miss an email notification.

Your registration will be removed/dropped from the intake 60 days prior to class start should the outstanding registration requirement(s) not be corrected. See Refunds and Fee Adjustments Rules for more information.

Apprentice Withdraw Registration

You may withdraw from an apprenticeship level until the mid-point of the course.

To officially withdraw you must submit a completed withdrawal form to Apprentice Services.

If you stop attending class but do not officially withdraw by the deadline you will be assigned a grade based on the work completed in the level.

All withdrawals are subject to the Refunds and Fee Adjustments Rules.

Apprenticeship Waitlist Registration

Before registering in a waitlist, it is important to ensure financial holds are cleared from your account; these holds prevent future registration.

You can register in an apprentice waitlist by completing the Apprenticeship Registration Request Form. Forms must be sent to Apprentice Services.

When registering in an apprenticeship waitlist the Apprentice Evaluation Fee or Tuition and Mandatory Student Fees are not assessed.

Seat Offer Notification

Based on the waitlist registration priority, seat offer notifications are sent to your KPU email address as soon as a seat becomes available.

Each apprentice who receives a notification will be given a deadline to contact Apprentice Services and either accept or decline their registration.

You are responsible for your waitlist registration and must check your KPU email account daily to ensure that you do not miss an email notification. This email is the only notification that you will receive regarding the availability of a seat in a class with a waitlist.

Acceptance of Seat Offer from Waitlist

Accept by contacting Apprentice Services before the given a deadline.

After accepting your seat offer, you will need to pay your tuition in full and your request will be subject to the Apprentice Registration process outlined above.

The regulations regarding fee payment deadlines, refunds of tuition and withdrawals will also be applied.

If you do not respond within the stated timelines, no further notification will be provided and you will be removed from the waitlist.

Decline/No Response of Seat Offer from Waitlist

If you wish to decline your offer, please contact Apprentice Services.

If you do not respond within the stated timelines, no further notification will be provided and you will be removed from the waitlist.

Applied Skills Come From Applied Experience

Apprentice Services is here to help you progress and register in KPU's technical training from level one to your Interprovincial/Red Seal credential.

We can assist you with:

  • General inquiries about apprenticeships and the SkilledTradesBC (STBC)
  • Verification on your apprentice program registration eligibility
  • Support with the STBC registration application process for specialized programs
  • Communicates technical training results on behalf of apprentices to the STBC

Need additional help? Contact us:

Phone: 604-598-6102

Fax: 604-598-6111

If you're just beginning to explore trades programs and are not an indentured apprentice through the STBC, please contact the Future Students' Office:

Phone: 604-599-3030


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Why Choose KPU?

KPU Tech campus, home to our apprenticeship programs, is conveniently located in Cloverdale, British Columbia to serve communities south of the Fraser River, including Richmond, Surrey, Langley and the Fraser Valley, as well as communities north of the Fraser, such as Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission.

KPU is an SkilledTradesBC (STBC) designated training provider, offering technical training in appliance service, automotive, construction, horticulture, electrical, parts and warehousing, plumbing and welding for registered apprentices.

We have lots of opportunities, offering 92 intakes a year. Plus, our small class sizes, averaging 16 students per class, allows our Red Seal-certified instructors to provide you with more attention and individual support.

Industry Service  Programs

The Faculty of Trades & Technology offers a selection of industry service courses and professional programs. We are also able to respond to training requests to meet the needs of industry and/or their employees.

Visit Industry Service Programs for more information.