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Steamfitter - Pipefitter

Trade Description:

Steamfitter-pipefitters fabricate and maintain piping systems used to carry gases, liquids and solids of all types. They work in many industrial settings, from manufacturers to water treatment plants. Duties include interpreting blueprints and drawings; sketching fabrication details; and working to codes and specifications.

Potential employers include pipeline and general construction contractors, thermal or steam generating plants, manufacturers, hospitals, schools, chemical plants, pulp mills and oil refineries. 

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
National Occupational Analysis Sample Exams
Additional mandatory requirement to be obtained after receiving the Certificate of Qualification:

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
5  1,800  9-9-9-8-10
RRC (All Levels)
ACC (Level 5 only)

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three
PDF Document Level Four
PDF Document Level Five

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
 7.5  13,500  No
PDF Document Work Experience Form

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Steamfitter-Pipefitter Piping Industry Technical College __ Plumbing & Pipe Trades (High School Vocational) 1