Educational Credentials

When you complete your apprenticeship education program, you will receive both a journeyperson certificate and an education credential

The journeyperson certificate recognizes that you are a skilled professional in your trade. Each apprenticeship program in a designated trade results in a journeyperson certificate, regardless of the program length. This is your license to work. 

The education credential is separate from the journeyperson credential. It is a formal acknowledgement that you have completed a post-secondary program of study. 

There are four levels of educational credential that are awarded depending on the program, to reflect the amount of time you have spent learning your trade. Visit the trade profile for your trade to find out which one applies to your program. 

(1 Apprenticeship Credit = 300 On-the-job hours or 15 classroom hours)

Educational credentials can help employers, even those outside of the trades, understand the level of education you have received. They can also help open doors to further education, as some credits you have earned through your apprenticeship may transfer to other relevant post-secondary programs.

View a list of all trades and their corresponding educational credential.

Note: * represents Red Seal Designated trade

Field of Study (Designated Trade)

Credential

Agricultural Equipment Technician *

Advanced Diploma

Appliance Service Technician - Commercial Appliance Service Technician

Certificate

Appliance Service Technician *

Diploma

Auto Body Technician - Auto Body Prepper

Certificate of Achievement

Auto Body Technician - Auto Body Refinisher *

Certificate

Auto Body Technician - Auto Body Repairer

Certificate

Auto Body Technician *

Diploma

Automotive Service Technician *

Advanced Diploma

Baker *

Diploma

Barber

Certificate of Achievement

Boilermaker *

Diploma

Bricklayer *

Diploma

Cabinetmaker *

Advanced Diploma

Carpenter *

Advanced Diploma

Cathodic Protection Technician 1

N/A

Cathodic Protection Technician 2

N/A

Communication Technician

Diploma

Concrete Finisher *

Certificate of Achievement

Construction Craft Worker *

N/A

Cook *

Diploma

Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Boom Truck

Certificate of Achievement

Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Mobile Crane *

Certificate

Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Tower Crane *

Certificate of Achievement

Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Wellhead Boom Truck

Certificate of Achievement

Electric Motor Systems Technician *

Advanced Diploma

Electrician *

Advanced Diploma

Elevator Constructor

Certificate of Achievement

Field Heat Treatment Technician

N/A

Floorcovering Installer *

Certificate

Gas Utility Operator

N/A

Gasfitter - Class A *

Diploma

Gasfitter - Class B *

Certificate

Glazier *

Diploma

Hairstylist *

Certificate

Heavy Equipment Technician

Advanced Diploma

Heavy Equipment Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Off Road) *

Diploma

Heavy Equipment Technician - Transport Trailer Mechanic

Certificate of Achievement

Heavy Equipment Technician - Truck and Transport Mechanic *

Diploma

Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor

N/A

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) *

Advanced Diploma

Instrumentation and Control Technician *

Advanced Diploma

Insulator (Heat and Frost) *

Certificate

Ironworker (Metal Building Systems Erector)

Certificate

Ironworker (Reinforcing) *

Certificate

Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental) *

Certificate

Landscape Horticulturist *

Advanced Diploma

Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic) *

Diploma

Locksmith

Diploma

Machinist *

Advanced Diploma

Metal Fabricator (Fitter) *

Diploma

Motorcycle Mechanic *

Diploma

Natural Gas Compression Technician

Advanced Diploma

Oil and Gas Transportation Services

N/A

Outdoor Power Equipment Technician - Power Equipment

Certificate

Outdoor Power Equipment Technician - Recreational Equipment

Certificate

Overhead Door Technician 1

N/A

Overhead Door Technician 2

N/A

Painter and Decorator *

Diploma

Parts Technician - Materials Technician

Certificate

Parts Technician - Parts Technician *

Certificate

Plumber *

Advanced Diploma

Power System Electrician

Advanced Diploma

Powerline Technician *

Diploma

Recreation Vehicle Service Technician *

Diploma

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic *

Advanced Diploma

Residential Construction Site Manager

N/A

Roofer *

Certificate

Sheet Metal Worker *

Advanced Diploma

Slickline Services

N/A

Snubbing Services

N/A

Sprinkler Systems Installer *

Diploma

Steamfitter-Pipefitter *

Advanced Diploma

Steel Detailer 1

N/A

Steel Detailer 2

N/A

Steel Detailer 3

N/A

Transport Refrigeration Technician

Diploma

Water Well Driller - Earth Loop Technician

Certificate

Water Well Driller - Water Well Driller

Certificate

Welder - Wire Process Operator

Certificate of Achievement

Welder *

Diploma

Well Testing Services Supervisor

N/A