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Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitter

Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Significant changes are being made to the number of levels, training hours, and subject sequence. Details on the transition can be found via the Industry Training Authority link, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

Sprinkler Fitters (formerly "Sprinkler System Installers") install and repair fire-protection sprinkler systems in a variety of buildings and settings. They work with piping, tubing, accessories and connections. They test sprinkler and fire protection systems for leaks with air or liquid pressure. They may also install exterior fire protection services, which require an understanding of system and installation drawings and specifications. Sprinkler Fitters must be able to work with automatic, deluge or open sprinklers, plus foam, fog and carbon dioxide systems, wet or dry standpipes, inside hose pipe systems, private fire hydrant systems, and fire pumps and related equipment.

Sprinkler Fitter is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Please choose from one of the highlighted schedules below:

  • Go To Apprenticeship Schedules
  • No Foundation Schedules Available
  • No Youth Schedules Available
  • No Vocational Schedules Available

Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    The following education is recommended: Grade 10 (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, and Science 10.


    The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-3 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 8 weeks (240 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 6,480 hours of work-based training.


    A Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 21 weeks of training (refer to Industry Training Authority for alternative paths into the occupation).

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