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.

Find out more about training for a career in trades.