HSAPRed Seal LogoConcrete Finisher

Trade Description:

Concrete finishers plan, prepare, place and finish concrete on many different types of residential, industrial and commercial projects including floors, walls, driveways, sidewalks, streets, highways and airport runways. They understand the properties and types of concrete and apply the proper techniques for the desired finish, using both traditional and contemporary tools. Other projects include restoration and resurfacing of damaged concrete.

Construction companies are the major employers of concrete finishers.

Trade Regulation
Red Seal Occupational Standard

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
2 1,800 4-4 SAIT

Training Standards:

Curriculum standards are organized by Alberta. For more information, visit Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or the Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS).


Red Seal Exam Information

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Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
3 5,400 No
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Designated Trainers:

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