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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 System Installers 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 System Installer is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.
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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-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 6 weeks (180 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 5,680 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).