Policies & Procedures

Find policies on academic conduct, personal behaviour, cheating, attendance and information for special needs apprentices

Academic Conduct and Personal Behaviour

Technical Training Performance

  • To be successful in technical training, an apprentice must pass each section of the course and pass the AIT exam. 
  • The passing grade in each course is 65%.
  • The passing grade on the AIT and Interprovincial Standards (Red Seal) exams is 70%.
  • Exams are only offered in English.  Competency in both English and Math help ensure success in technical training.

If an apprentice does not achieve the minimum passing grade, the instructor along with AIT can:

  • set up a meeting with the apprentice to discuss the problem,
  • identify the apprentice’s area of difficulty and provide assistance or issue a reprimand as necessary, and
  • recommend termination if  it is believed that the apprentice is not applying him/herself. 

Apprentices who have been terminated from class:

  • have the right to appeal, and
  • may have a restriction placed on their file that will require them - and possibly their employer - to be interviewed by AIT before attending technical training in the future.


  • Cheating in any form is unacceptable and is taken very seriously.  
  • Apprenticeship and Industry Training will not tolerate cheating on apprenticeship exams and has established a AIT Policy on Cheating to clearly identify the behaviours that constitute cheating - and the consequences.

Personal Behaviour

  • Apprentices are required to follow the rules and policies of each training provider regarding academic conduct and personal behaviour. Copies of these policies may be obtained from the training provider.
  • Apprentices who are disrespectful or disruptive will be asked to leave class and meet with the Head of Trades. A Special Report will be submitted to AIT that clearly describes the events and/or actions that required the apprentice’s removal from class.
  • The Head of Trades, along with senior institutional officials and the instructor, will decide if the apprentice can return to class. If an apprentice is not allowed to return, a recommendation to terminate will be made to AIT.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is NOT tolerated:

  • Any physical abuse will result in immediate termination. If an incident of physical abuse occurs, the apprentice will immediately be removed from class and will meet with the Head of Trades, who will recommend termination to AIT.

Attendance Policy

The Apprenticeship and Industry Training Attendance Policy includes information regarding permissible absences, termination and consequences, appeals, and apprentice/training provider/AIT roles and responsibilities.

Special Needs Apprentices

Special needs services are available for apprentices who have provided documentation of a learning disability. Accommodations for apprenticeship examinations could include audio format or reader, extra time or a private room when available.

Special accommodations during Technical Training: Arrangements for support services during technical training (deaf interpreter, tutor, scribe, etc.) must be made with the counseling services at the appropriate training provider three or four months in advance of the class start date. These accommodations will be forwarded to the appropriate Apprenticeship and Industry Training office on your behalf.  

Apprentices who are challenging an exam, in lieu of Technical Training: Apprentices are responsible for ensuring any special accommodation requests are submitted and received at the appropriate Apprenticeship and Industry Training office. These documents can be mailed, faxed or brought into the office in person, and should be received a minimum of 4-6 weeks prior to your scheduled exam date.

For general inquiries about special needs services offered by Apprenticeship and Industry Training, please contact your nearest Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Service Office.