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Trade Qualifier

A Trade Qualifier is a person who meets the jurisdictional requirements to write the certification examination. Requirements include:

  • on-the-job work experience of at least one year in excess of an apprenticeship term for a designated trade; and
  • documentation of work skills that have been verified by a certified journeyperson in the trade. Documentation must also include verification of time and hours.

A Trade Qualifier need not complete any in-school training, although the option to attend training may be available where the need for theoretical upgrading is identified. Trade Qualifiers who successfully complete the certification examination receive a Certificate of Qualification.

Steps to apply as a Trade Qualifier in Newfoundland and Labrador

  1. Applicants complete the Trade Qualifier Application PDF (283 KB) and the Record of Work Experience form. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is payable prior to the submission of the documents. Payment instructions are on the application.
  2. If employer verification of hours worked and/or journeyperson verification of skills is not possible, contact an Apprenticeship Program Officer (APO) of the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division (ATCD) for further information.
  3. The completed application and required documents are submitted to the ATCD where a review of the documentation will be conducted. After the review, Recognition of Prior Learning may be recommended.
  4. Approved Trade Qualifiers will be contacted by the ATCD to discuss dates and applicable fees.
  5. If unsuccessful, an assessment of the exam results may be conducted to determine areas where further study or experience is needed.

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