Access trade training programs
To work as a certified tradesperson, you need training combined with job experience.
Trades training usually takes from one to five years. Most apprenticeship programs take four years. The technical training takes place in a classroom or shop setting at a public institution such as a college or institute or at an approved private training institution.
To earn your “ticket” as a certified tradesperson in B.C., you must:
- complete the required on-the-job hours and the in-school training
- pass the examinations
- earn the recommendation of your sponsoring employer.
Trades training in B.C. gets high marks from participants. In a 2014 survey of apprenticeship students
, 96 percent said that the quality of instruction was good, very good or adequate.
Find out more about training for a career in trades.