Sprinklerfitting

About The Program

Saving lives is never too small a task. Sprinklerfitters specialize in  re suppression systems installation, maintenance, and repair.

Sprinklerfitters install and repair fire protection sprinkler systems in a variety of buildings and settings. They work with piping, tubing, accessories and connections. Sprinkler System Installer is a designated trade under the interprovincial Red Seal program. 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.

As the industry evolves, sprinkler workers will need to stay on top of new products, applications and fire protection requirements. Integration of sprinkler systems with thermal storage systems is expected to be an increasing part of a sprinkler worker’s job.

In some cases, installers may be required to work at a considerable height. Upgrades of existing systems can be complicated and often involve working closely with other trades. The demand for qualified Sprinkler System Installers has increased as building code requirements have mandated the use of more extensive sprinkler systems.

Program Information:

Campus

  • Delta

 

Certifications:

  • Red Seal Certification
  • Cross Connection Control (Level 2)

 

3 years

Information:

Training consists of learning the basics of the sprinkler system installer trade with an emphasis on safety.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

  • Rigging and Hoisting Equipment
  • Drafting and blueprint reading
  • Hand and power tools
  • Install pipes, valves and fittings
  • Introduction to Plumbing, Steamfitting, & Sprinkler Fitting

Complete program outline:Sprinklerfitter Level 1 Program Outline

Books:

  • Skill Plan (Included in Tuition)

Past the halfway point in your apprenticeship, this level of technical training focuses on supply and distribution systems, as well as assembly and installation.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

  • Install and Maintain Sprinkler Components and Ancillary Equipment
  • Install Detection Devices and Systems
  • Install Water Based Sprinkler Systems
  • Install Sprinkler Heads
  • System design and material pickoff

Complete program outline:Sprinklerfitter Level 2 Program Outline

Books:

  • NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2016 ($155)
  • AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Manual ($86)

This stage of technical training exposes students to intermediate technical aspects of the trade. Components and systems process is a strong focus, in addition to many practical shop projects. Closing of with final preparation for the interprovincial Red Seal exam.

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

  • Cross Connection Control
  • System design and material pickoff
  • Install Special Application Sprinkler Systems
  • Test Fire Protection Water Supply Systems
  • Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Burning

Complete program outline:Sprinklerfitter Level 3 Program Outline

Books:

  • NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2016 ($155)

Pre-Requisites:

  • Recommended education is Grade 12 or GED
  • Minimum requirement is Grade 10 completion, including English, Math and Science 10
  • Registered/Sponsored apprentice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
  • See UAPICBC Sponsorship

 

Course Dates

 

June 14 2021 – August 6 2021
October 25 2021 – December 17 2021
January 10 2022 – March 4 2022
March 14 2022 – May 6 2022

 

August 30 2021 – October 22 2021
May 23 2022 – July 15 2022
October 25 2021 – December 17 2021