Distribution Construction Lineman - 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 training program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as a Distribution Construction Lineman.
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 Distribution Construction Lineman 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 Distribution Construction Lineman occupation.
During your training, specific tasks will include:
- the construction and maintenance of power and communication lines and related equipment both overhead and underground;
- the operating of vehicles such as trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and associated equipment;
- the maintaining of a working knowledge of working clearances, construction standards and safety regulations;
- the operating and maintenance of tools and equipment associated with the distribution construction lineman occupation;
- the development of good customer relations;
- the performing of routine switching operations on distribution transformers; and
- the performing of other switching operations under direct supervision of qualified personnel.
This training program requires a minimum of 5400 hours of employment and training.
A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification are awarded upon successful completion of 5400 hours of on the job and technical training and the final examination.
A person who has gained the equivalent of 7200 hours of practical experience in the Distribution Construction Lineman occupation may apply to challenge the certification examination. Successful candidates will receive a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.
Persons successfully completing this training program may be employed with electric utility companies and electrical distribution contractors or in trade-related areas.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|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||15.00||2012-07-31|
|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|