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Period 1 Carpentry

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The Alberta Carpenters Training Centre’s will be closed starting at noon on Friday December 22, 2023 and will re-open 8:00 a.m. on January 2, 2024.

Please review your safety tickets and register for courses BEFORE December 21, 2023.

*** COURSE LOCATION AND ADDRESS WILL BE IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL. CHECK YOUR EMAIL IF YOU REGISTER FOR A COURSE. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITHIN 48HRS OF REGISTRATION, CALL THE TRAINING CENTRE TO CONFIRM LOCATION. SHOWING UP AT THE WRONG LOCATION WILL RESULT IN A $150 NO SHOW FEE. ***

Our Carpentry program gives the apprentices a valuable head start in the trade, as well as an opportunity to practice their craft as they enter the workforce. This is an apprenticeship program delivered using Alberta Apprenticeship curriculum and guidlines to ensure quality training. This is a combination of theory and shop apprenticeship and industry training to become a skilled tradesperson. You MUST be a registered apprentice with Alberta Industry Training (http://www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca) to register for this class. We need your apprentice ID number (the one from your Blue Book) to accept your registration.


Period 1 Carpentry:


Apprentices are trained in safety, building materials, hand and power tools, site preparation and building layout, foundation, floor frame and estimating and drawing.



  • 8 weeks

  • Monday-Friday

  • 40 hours per week


Carpentry Apprenticeship Guide:



  • 4 years (four 12-month periods)

  • Minimum of 1560 hours on-the-job training each year

  • 8 weeks of technical training each year (Period 1-4)

  • 40 hours per week in class. Combination of Theory and Shop

  • Upon Sucessful completion of Period 4 - Journeyperson Certificate 

  • Upon Sucessful completion of Interprovincial Exam in Period 4 - Granted Red Seal

Edmonton Upcoming Schedule

Date Course ID Register
  Mar 11, 2024 to May 3, 2024 ECARP1-0311 Course is Full  

Calgary Upcoming Schedule

Date Course ID Register
  Mar 25, 2024 to May 17, 2024 CCARP1-0325 Course is Full  

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