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Sprinkler Fitter: Apprenticeship


  • Training Level
    Apprenticeship
  • Tuition Estimate
    $650 per level; $50 per month student-related fees
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Contact: 250.370.3822
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    School of Trades 250.370.3822
    Trade Information Sessions 250.370.3810

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

If you are a current Grade 12 at a BC/Yukon high school, You can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15. 

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Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade. Learn more about trade mobility within Canada at Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

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Level: 01
Interurban
Level: 02
Interurban
Level: 03
Interurban
Level: 04
Interurban

Related Foundation Programs

Not ready for an apprenticeship program? These Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) programs may be of interest:

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Sprinkler Fitter

ITA Source: 'Sprinkler Fitter' profile.


Description

Sprinkler Fitters lay out, install, repair, modify, inspect, test and maintain fire protection systems in a variety of buildings and settings. They work on fire protection systems such as wet, dry, water mist, pre-action, foam, deluge, standpipe, clean agent, carbon dioxide, hybrid, antifreeze, and wet and dry chemical fire suppression system. 

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.

The technical training is made up of three levels. Each level is 8 weeks (240 hours). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6480 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves just over 216 weeks of training.

For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN 2018 004

Training Content

Training modules are:

  • Perform Safety Related Functions
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Perform Routine Trade Activities
  • Install Piping and Components
  • Install Water-Based Systems
  • Use Communication Techniques
  • Install Water Supply
  • Install Fire Suppression Systems and Devices
  • Commission and Maintain Systems

Pre-requisites

Recommended

Grade 12 or equivalent, including:
  • English 12, 
  • Algebra 12 or Trades Math 11, and 
  • Physics 11 or Science & Technology 11

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

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Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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