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Sprinkler Systems Installer

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Sprinkler systems installers fabricate, install, test, maintain, inspect and repair sprinkler systems on commercial and industrial sites.

To install wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems, carbon dioxide, chemical and foam extinguishing systems, stand pipe and hose systems and fire pump systems, installers:

  • support the safe execution of work,
  • read and interpret engineered drawings and specifications to determine layout requirements,
  • select the type and size of pipe required and arrange the piping to provide fire protection,
  • install clamps, brackets and hangers to support the piping system and sprinkler and fire protection equipment,
  • join and connect pipes and piping sections to related piping systems, tanks, mains, pumps, compressors and control equipment using various pipe joining methods,
  • test systems for leaks using air or water pressure,
  • inspect, maintain and repair piping, fixtures and controls including hydrant, pump and sprinkler head connections, and
  • may prepare cost estimates for clients.

Program Information

Program Information & Requirements
Apprenticeship
  • The term of apprenticeship for a sprinkler systems installer is 4 years (four 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1600 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of technical training in each of the first three years, and a minimum of 1800 hours of on-the-job training in the fourth year.
  • Apprentices may attempt the Interprovincial Exam in the final period of their apprenticeship training and, if successful, be granted a Red Seal.
Trade Qualifier

Program Credit

Category Information
High School Credit
Related Trades

Applicants with an Alberta or recognized trade certificate in one of the following trades may be eligible for credit towards their apprenticeship or Trades Qualifier program requirements.

  • Gasfitter - Class A
  • Gasfitter - Class B
  • Plumber
  • Steamfitter-Pipefitter

Supporting Resources

 
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Resources
Trade Information Get important information about the duties, working conditions, and skills and abilities needed to work in this trade. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Job Information View job postings in this trade, and learn about the current job market, average wage and resources for finding a job. (You will be re-directed to the alis website.)
Entrance Requirement You must satisfy the educational requirements or pass the entrance exam to start an apprenticeship program. If you are writing the entrance exam, there are entrance-level competencies to help you prepare, as well as an exam counselling sheet and study guide.
Course Outline Get information on all of the program requirements and what you will learn.
Technical Training View a list of currently scheduled technical training classes.
Financial Assistance Student loans, grants, scholarships and other financial assistance may be available. For more information visit our Financial Assistance section, visit an Apprenticeship and Industry Training office or call toll-free to 1-800-248-4823.
Examinations Get exam counselling sheets for your upcoming apprenticeship, interprovincial or qualification exam.
Recognized Credentials A person who holds a valid recognized credential is permitted to work in Alberta, but some employers may require Alberta documentation as proof that the holder is allowed to work in the trade or that the holder's credential is recognized.
Trade Regulation For more information regarding tasks and activities, please review the Trade Regulation.