Cabinetmaker - Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification
Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program that requires the committed participation of three partners: the apprentice, the employer and the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.
This apprenticeship program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as a Cabinetmaker.
To register as an apprentice, you must have successfully completed and possess a Grade 12 diploma or an Adult High School diploma or a GED or a Diploma of Apprenticeship in another occupation, and be employed in the occupation with an employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.
In this program, you will receive a combination of on the job training and related classroom training designed to produce fully qualified persons of journeyperson status in the Cabinetmaker occupation. Under the direction of an employer and qualified instructors, you will become fully familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the Cabinetmaker occupation.
During your training, specific tasks will include:
- the construction and repairing of wooden articles using woodworking machines and hand tools;
- the studying of blueprints or drawings of articles to be made;
- the marking of outlines or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock;
- the matching of materials for colour, grain, or texture;
- the setting up and operating of woodworking machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, moulders and shapers to cut and shape from stock;
- the forming of component parts of joints to make them fit snugly and the boring of holes for insertion of screws or dowels;
- glueing, fitting, and clamping parts and subassemblies together to form complete units;
- the driving of nails and other fasteners into joints to reinforce them and sanding and scraping surfaces to prepare them for finishing;
- the coating of assembled articles with materials such as stains, varnishes, or paint by dipping, brushing or spraying; and
- the installation of hardware such as hinges, catches and drawer pulls.
This training program requires a minimum of 7200 hours of employment and training.
A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification are awarded upon successful completion of 7200 hours of on the job and technical training and the final examination. In most instances, an Interprovincial Red Seal will be affixed to these documents.
A person who has gained the equivalent of 9000 hours of practical experience in the Cabinetmaker occupation may apply to challenge the certification examination. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification. In most instances, an Interprovincial Red Seal will be affixed to the document.
Persons successfully completing this training program may be employed in woodworking shops, furniture manufacturing plants or as self-employed cabinetmakers.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Interprovincial Standards Examination||200.00||2013-06-06|
|Certificate of Qualification Examination||2012-07-31|
|Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"||150.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Certification Documents||20.00||2013-06-06|
|Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate||60.00||2012-07-31|
|Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee||100.00||2012-07-31|
|Prior Learning Assessment||100.00||2012-07-31|
|Apprenticeship Registration Fee||25.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Photo Identification Card||20.00||2012-07-31|
|Replacement of Progress Record Book||25.00||2012-07-31|
|Assessment of Foreign Credentials||100.00||2012-07-31|