Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

Registration as an Apprentice

Steps to Become a Registered Apprentice while working in NL

  1. Find an Employer
    Obtain employment with an employer who has a certified journeyperson in the same trade. The journeyperson will become your mentor and instructor on the job as s/he will directly supervise your work-based training. To receive credit for hours worked and skills obtained, you must be assigned to a journeyperson. The current ratio is one journeyperson for two apprentices.
  2. Register
    Once employment is secured, you MUST complete an In-Province Apprenticeship Application PDF and submit it to the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division (ATCD) nearest you. The locations of the ATCD regional offices are available at //www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/app/contact.html.
  3. Receive a Registration Card and an Apprenticeship Logbook
    After the Apprenticeship Application is approved, you will become a registered apprentice. This includes a notification of acceptance to apprenticeship, receipt of an apprenticeship registration card and an official logbook.
  4. In-school Training
    Once registered you will begin block/level training. Block/level training will begin after you acquire all the necessary hours to attend the block/level for your trade (see the Progression Schedules for 5400-hour PDF and 7200-hour PDF trades). If you have completed an approved Entry-Level or Pre-employment program, you will be given credit for it at the time of registration and then move on to the next block/level of training. If you did not complete an Entry-level or Pre-employment program, you must complete block/level 1 first before moving on.

Steps to Become a Registered Apprentice in NL while working in another Canadian jurisdiction.

  1. Find an Employer:
    Obtain employment with an employer who has a certified journeyperson in the same trade. The journeyperson will become your mentor and instructor on the job as s/he will directly supervise your work-based training. To receive credit for hours worked and skills obtained, you must be assigned to a journeyperson.
  2. Register:
    Once employment is secured, you must complete an Out-of-Province Apprenticeship Application PDF and submit it to the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division (ATCD) nearest you. The locations of the ATCD regional offices are available at //www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/app/contact.html.
  3. Receive a Registration Card and an Apprenticeship Logbook:
    After the Apprenticeship Application is approved, you will become a registered apprentice. This includes a notification of acceptance to apprenticeship, receipt of an apprenticeship registration card and an official logbook.
  4. In-school Training:
    Once registered you will begin block/level training. Block/level training will begin after you acquire all the necessary hours to attend the block/level for your trade (see the Progression Schedules for 5400-hour PDF and 7200-hour PDF trades). If you have completed an approved Entry-Level or Pre-employment program, you will be given credit for it at the time of registration and then move on to the next block/level of training. If you did not complete an Entry-level or Pre-employment program, you must complete block/level 1 first before moving on.

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