Construction Craft Worker: Apprenticeship




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In BC, an individual can become certified as a Construction Craft Worker by completing the Construction Craft Worker 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 SkilledTradesBC

KPU delivers in-school technical training for Construction Craft Worker apprenticeship level 1. The in-school technical training for each level is 4 weeks in duration and includes an end of level examination.  Additional information is available at: Apprenticeship Training.

The pathway to becoming a certified Construction Craft Worker generally takes 2 years to complete the in-school technical training and work-based training hours. Construction Craft Worker apprentices will be eligible to write the Red Seal Inter-provincial Examination upon successful completion of all in-school technical training.  Red Seal endorsement will be awarded upon completion of 4000 hours of work based training and is recognized in all jurisdictions across Canada; additional information is at:

Employment Insurance (EI) Eligibility

Provincial program financial supports must be applied for online through the Apprentice Online Portal. 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.


General Prerequisites

The following requirements apply:

  • Active apprentice registration in the BC Apprenticeship system.
  • A valid Trade Worker Identification number from the SkilledTradesBC (TWID). If you do not have an TWID, you will need to complete an apprenticeship registration form through the SkilledTradesBC prior to enrolling (Level 1 through to 4). To determine your eligibility please consult with the SkilledTradesBC.

Note: International student enrolment requires approval of the Dean.


Program Requirements

Construction Craft Worker Level 1 (ACCW 1010)
  • Use Safe work Practices
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Site Work
  • Scaffolding and Access Equipment
  • Concrete Work
  • Masonry Work
  • Utilities and Pipeline
  • Roadwork


Other Information

Special Equipment:

Students will require appropriate tools and safety wear in conformance with WorkSafeBC regulations that include safety glasses, steel toed boots, hard hats and hearing protection.


Credential Awarded

KPU will report your in-school technical training completion information to the SkilledTradesBC in order for the SkilledTradesBC to determine credit towards your designated apprenticeship.