AIT Policy Manual

Determining Success in Classroom Instruction
Table of Contents
Apprentice Eligibility
    Dual Apprenticeship
    Cancellation of Apprentice Registration
    Re-enter an Apprenticeship Education Program
    Registration in an Apprenticeship Education Program Without a Sponsor
Apprentice Mobility
    Alberta Apprentices Working in Another Jurisdiction
    Apprentices from Other Jurisdictions Working in Alberta
    Examination Administration in Other Jurisdictions
    Access to Alberta Classroom Instruction for Apprentices from Other Jurisdictions
    Working in Alberta with an Expired Out-of-Province Trade Credential
    Receiving Recognition for an Expired Out-of-Province Trade Credential
Classroom Instruction
    Attendance in Classroom Instruction
    Determining Success in Classroom Instruction
    Academic Conduct and Personal Behaviour
Sponsor Eligibility
    Obligations of a Sponsor
Compliance and Enforcement
    Site Visits and Inspections
    Consequences for Non-compliance
    Inspection and Suspension
    Publication of Convictions
    Limits on Rescheduling or Failing to Attend an Assessment
Industry Pathways
    Establishing Apprenticeship Education Programs
    Establishing Industry Training Programs
Blue Seal Program

Determining Success in Classroom Instruction

Minimum Requirements to Pass Classroom Instruction

To complete a period of classroom instruction in an apprenticeship program, an apprentice must receive from a post-secondary institution:

  • a cumulative weighted average mark of 65% or higher in the theory component for that period of classroom instruction,
  • a cumulative weighted average mark of 65% or higher in each practical component for that period of classroom instruction, and
  • a mark of 50% or higher on every section of the theory and practical components for that period of classroom instruction.

The cumulative weighted average is calculated by applying the weighting identified in the curriculum guide to the apprentice’s mark for each section of the course and adding the results together.


Requests for review of an apprentice’s marks must be submitted to the institution by the apprentice.

  • Post-secondary intuitions and their instructors are in the best position to assess the knowledge and skills of their students.
  • The institution has the authority to determine how it will approach requests for review.

The Registrar (AIT) will not adjust marks if the apprentice has not received the minimum pass mark from the post-secondary institution.

  • The Registrar can accept new marks reported by the institution.
  • The Registrar cannot overrule the institution’s decision regarding a requested review.

Period Exam Pass Marks

The above policy applies only to classroom instruction and does not apply to provincial period exams, which have a pass mark of 70% or higher. This includes: 

  • theory exams administered by AIT (on-site at the institution or at an AIT office) (all programs), and
  • practical exams administered by the institution or AIT for the following trades: 
    • Bricklayer
    • Cabinetmaker
    • Carpenter
    • Glazer
    • Hairstylist
    • Sheet Metal Worker
    • Welder

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