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Saw Filer Endorsement (Benchperson): Apprenticeship

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Applications are submitted externally through the TRU website.

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $500 for four weeks or $800 for six weeks
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
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  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • Benchperson endorsement- will be awarded and included on the individual's original Saw Filer Certificate of Qualification
  • Coordinator Contact

Application Deadline Advice

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

Training Schedule

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

Contact TRU for the next opening.

Apprenticeship Training

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

Saw Filer Endorsement: Benchperson

For updated details regarding Saw Filer Endorsement: Benchperson, please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.

ITA Registration

Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the ITA along with their sponsors. Application forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.

A "Benchperson" is a qualified Saw Filer who is able to bench band saws, including the lining up of head rigs, grinding of band wheels and any other work usually performed by a Benchperson in the Lumber Manufacturing Industry. 

Saw Filer- Benchperson Endorsement is a post-Certificate of Qualification (C o Q) training program designed to recognize a specific skill set as defined and approved by industry.  The endorsement option is open to individuals who hold a C of Q in Saw Filer or LMI Circular Saw Filer.
Training Content
  • Trade Math
  • Band Saws
  • Saw Welding
  • Saw shearboards, scrapers, cooling systems and hydraulics
  • Tension, Level and Bench Saws
  • Saw Filing Room Machines
  • Band Mills
  • Quality Control
The following credential is required prior to enrolment in the technical training for this occupation:
  • Saw Filer Certificate of Qualification, OR
  • LMI Circular Sawfiler Certificate of Qualification
Advisor Tips
An individual who is already a certified Saw Filer can obtain a Benchperson Endorsement by completing the Benchperson program or by challenging the certification. Challenge applications are assessed for proof of workplace hours and scope of experience prior to the acceptance of the individual into the Challenge pathway. 
If you have any questions about this program please contact ITA Customer Service at 1.866.660.6011.
Cross-Program Credits

Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.

Credits Granted



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

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