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Painter and Decorator

Trade Description:

Responsibilities of painters and decorators include blending and mixing paints, creating colour schemes, and using a variety of techniques to paint a wide range of surfaces. They also work with neutralizing agents, putty, varnish, lacquer, and stipple-texturing, and match and apply fabric or vinyl products to ceilings and walls.

Potential employers include construction contractors, building maintenance firms and painting contractors.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
National Occupational Analysis

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
3  1,800  8-8-8 RRC 

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams                                                             Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
4.5 8,100 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form