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.
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:
- Be proficient in all phases of sprinkler systems installation and maintenance through competent application of skill and knowledge;
- Know the characteristics and installation requirements of fire protection equipment, read and interpret plans and specifications;
- Calculate material quantities;
- Be proficient in the safe use and maintenance of hand tools, machines and equipment required to become a competent journeyman;
- Be thoroughly familiar with the safety requirements of sprinkler installations;
- Relate to job situations regarding other trades that precede or follow;
- Recognize that supervisory and management opportunities in the sprinkler industry are often available to trained and certified journeymen who demonstrate above average capabilities and motivation;
- Perform assigned tasks in accordance with quality and production standards required by industry.
*Material referenced from Alberta Government Apprenticeship and Industry Training