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Sprinkler Fitter: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
    $821 level 1,2,3; $516 level 4 Total; + $42/month Student Fee
  • 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.

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).

View upcoming training dates on TTC.

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

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

Sprinkler Fitter (Sprinkler System Installer)

ITA Source: 'Sprinkler Fitter (Sprinkler System Installer)' profile.


Sprinkler Fitters (previously called Sprinkler System Installers) install, alter or repair automatic, deluge, or pre-action sprinklers, foam, fog, and carbon dioxide systems, wet or dry standpipes, inside first aid and hose pipe systems, private fire hydrant systems, fire pumps and all related equipment and cross connection controls.

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

As a result of the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative, effective April 1, 2019 the technical training is made up of three levels totalling 24 weeks. Each level is 8 weeks. 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:

  • Use Safe Work Practices
  • Use Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Prepare and Assemble Sprinkler Components
  • Install Sprinkler Systems
  • Install Water Supply for Sprinkler Systems



  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • English 10
  • Math 10
  • Science 10


  • Grade 12 or equivalent

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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