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COVID-19 Update:

*** ALL TRAINING CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***

With the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Alberta Governments regulations and recommendations we at the Alberta Carpenters Training Centre have made the decision to cancel all scheduled training until further notice. All training including Scaffolding, Carpentry, Introductory, Enhancement, and all Safety courses are cancelled at our locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray. This is to ensure the safety of our members, instructors and staff.

Our Training Centres are currently closed to members and the public. Please email us at training@abcarptc.ab.ca to submit certificates to your file or with any inquiries you may have.

If you had courses booked, there is no need to contact us as you are automatically marked cancelled and no courses are being rescheduled at this time.

We are working hard towards reintegration plans, policies and procedures for our members to attend training in the near future.

You may contact our office at 780-455-6532 with questions and concerns. With limited staff, we appreciate your understanding and corporation in these uncertain times.

SAFETY TRAINING UPDATE

Our approved provider Alberta Construction Training Institute (ACTI) has started training again in Edmonton and Calgary. If you need a safety course please contact ACTI directly at 587-340-3849. You can see their schedule here:
https://albertaconstructiontraininginstitute.ca/course-calendar/

To our Fort McMurray members, we recommend contact CICT at 780-790-1230. You can see their schedule here:
https://cict.ca/course-calendar/

Let the Approved Provider know you are a member, provide them with your union ID number. The provider will contact us directly for approval and direct billing. All Approval Requirements apply. If you take training through a provider that is NOT on our Approved Providers List, and did not receive direct prior approval from The Alberta Carpenters Training Centre, the reimbursement will NOT be processed.

CERTIFICATE EXTENSIONS

In recognition that COVID-19 will prevent some workers from renewing their certificates, Energy Safety Canada will be offering a certificate extension for the following courses:
H2S Alive
OSSA Fall Protection
OSSA Confined Space
OSSA Elevated Work Platform

For these courses, any Certificate of Completion previously issued by Energy Safety Canada (ESC) or the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), that has an expiry date between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 will be deemed by Energy Safety Canada to have not expired and will remain valid up to and including September 1, 2020.

OSSA Certifications must have the holographic OSSA security label and may be validated with the provider that issued the certificate.
First Aid
Red Cross - Expiry date between March - June 2020 will be extended 90 days past expiry date.
St. John Ambulance - Expiry date after March 17, 2020 Extended 90 days past expiry date.

Certificates will not be re-printed and no action is required to qualify for the extension. Member profiles with dispatch will continue to show the original expiry date. We assure you that dispatch is aware of the changes and you can continue to place your bid on jobs.

ONLINE TRAINING

Many members are interested in online training. There are many courses available online that are unacceptable on jobsites. We recommend contacting us directly for approval and recommendations before taking a online course through an unknown provider.

During this time it would be ideal to complete some of the following online courses:

CSTS 2020 and WHMIS 2015
Free through the ACSA Website

COVID-19 and ICRA Awareness
Free through the International at https://auth.carpenters.org/login

If you are having trouble logging in to the courses online, please contact the Training Centre and we would be happy to help and provide detailed step-by-step instructions.

We recommend all members visit The Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers website at https://albertacarpenters.com/2020/03/covid-19-faq/ for more member information and updates.



NEW & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020.
4 Year Scaffold Program (3 Years Training, 4 Years Hours)

The Alberta Carpenters Training Centre along with the majority of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Canadian District will be implementing a Four Year Scaffold Program. The New Four Year Scaffold Program, commencing on January 1st, 2020 will consist of Three years of training (current training program) and Four years of hours.

Scaffold StatusTraining RequiredHours RequiredProgress
1st Year ScaffolderScaffold Training Level One1500 Hoursto progress to 2nd Year
2nd Year ScaffolderScaffold Training Level Two1500 Hoursto progress to 3rd Year
3rd Year ScaffolderScaffold Training Level Three1500 Hoursto progress to 4th Year
4th Year Scaffolder*NO TRAINING1500 Hoursto progress to JM

* NO TRAINING, Just hours are required- Please Note we are developing new curriculum to incorporate a Scaffold Training Level Four- Estimated Date for the 4th Year Training Program is January 2022.

NOTE: A Member who has completed any level of training and provided proof of the required hours and passed their anniversary dates prior to December 31, 2019, will not be required to provide an additional 200 hours per level.

Journeyman Carpenters

Journeyman Carpenters who qualify for the Scaffold Journeyman Upgrade Course will be required to get an additional 3600 Scaffold Hours. All Members who are Journeyman Carpenters will be recognized as 2nd Year Scaffolder and will be credited with 2400 hours towards their Scaffolding.

Craft Status
(JM= Journeyman)
No Scaffold Training With Scaffold Journeyman Upgrade Course Progress
JM Carpenter/ 2nd Year Scaffolder2400 Hours Credited2400 Hours Credited2nd Year Scaffolder
JM Carpenter/ 3rd Year Scaffolder1000 Scaffold Hours600 Scaffold Hoursto progress to 3rd Year
JM Carpenter/ 4rd Year ScaffolderWill not progress1500 Scaffold Hoursto progress to 4th Year Scaffolder
JM Carpenter/ JM ScaffolderWill not progress1500 Scaffold HoursTo progress to a Ticketed Journeyman Scaffolder

Scaffold Apprentices

Any member who has completed Scaffold Training Level Three as of December 31, 2019, will only require a total of 1300 hours per level (3900 hours total) to receive Journeyman Scaffolder Status, even if their anniversary date is in 2020.

Completed TrainingHoursTotal Hours RequiredAnniversary DateProgress
Prior to December 31, 2019Scaffold Level One1300 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 2nd Year
Prior to December 31, 2019Scaffold Level Two2600 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 3rd Year
Prior to December 31, 2019Scaffold Level Three3900 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to JM
Completed TrainingHoursHours RequiredAnniversary DateProgress
After January 1, 2020Scaffold Level One1500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 2nd Year
After January 1, 2020Scaffold Level Two1500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 3rd Year
After January 1, 2020Scaffold Level Three1500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 4th Year
After January 1, 2020Scaffold Level Four1500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to JM

Scenario #1 for Apprentice

Completed TrainingDateHours RequiredAnniversary DateProgress
Scaffold Level OnePrior to Dec. 31, 20191300 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 2nd Year
Scaffold Level TwoAfter January 1, 20201500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 3rd Year
Scaffold Level ThreeAfter January 1, 20201500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 4th Year
Scaffold Level FourAfter January 1, 20201500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to JM

Scenario #2 for Apprentice

Completed TrainingDateHours RequiredAnniversary DateProgress
Scaffold Level OnePrior to Dec. 31, 20191300 hoursAnniversary Already Metto progress to 2nd Year
Scaffold Level TwoPrior to Dec. 31, 20191300 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 3rd Year
Scaffold Level ThreeAfter January 1, 20201500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to 4th Year
Scaffold Level FourAfter January 1, 20201500 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to JM

Scenario #3 for Apprentice

Completed TrainingDateHours RequiredAnniversary DateProgress
Scaffold Level OnePrior to Dec. 31, 20191300 hoursAnniversary Already Metto progress to 2nd Year
Scaffold Level TwoPrior to Dec. 31, 20191300 hoursAnniversary Already Metto progress to 3rd Year
Scaffold Level ThreePrior to Dec. 31, 20191300 hoursNeeds Anniversary Dateto progress to JM

Effective January 1, 2019

New Registration Fee Schedule

Due to the current economy and fewer man-hours received, the Board of Trustees of the Alberta Carpenters Training Fund has revised the registration fee policy to reflect the following:

Registration Fee Schedule

Course Duration         Registration Fee
1 Day to 3 Days $25.00
4+ Days $50.00


Please note that all members must receive prior approval from the Alberta Carpenters Training Centre to be eligible for reimbursement. Upon approval and acceptance into a class, members will be required to pay the corresponding registration fees on the first day of the class.

If you have questions about a specific Course Registration Fee or any fees that may be associated with that course, feel free to contact the training centre at 780-455-6532 or 1-877-455-6532

Update Your Email Address

Also Effective January 1, 2019, we are going Electronic, please be sure to update your email address, we will no longer be mailing out any acceptance/ confirmation letters. Everything will be emailed to you.

Email training@abcarptc.ab.ca with your Union ID Number and your name and ask to update your email address.

Reimbursement Information & Eligibility
You will have to be a member in good standing. No services are provided to members suspended, or in arrears.

Click Here for More Information on Reimbursement of Carpentry and Enhancement Courses

 

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