Plumber - Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification
Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
The plumber occupation is regulated as a compulsory occupation. Please refer to Regulation 2014-133 for more information.
Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program comprised of a combination of on the job training and related classroom training and 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 plumber.
An individual may register into an apprenticeship agreement upon verification of credentials as stipulated in Board Order GA002, “Pre-requisites to Registration into an Apprenticeship Agreement”, and be employed in the occupation with a recognized employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.
A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification will be 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.
An individual desiring certification as a journeyperson in New Brunswick in the plumber occupation is required to meet one of the criteria as stipulated in Board Order GC001, “Requirements to Obtain a Certificate of Qualification.”
A person who has gained the equivalent of 10,800 hours of practical experience in the plumber 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.
For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.
Under the direction of a journeyperson and qualified instructors, you will become familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the plumber occupation.
Plumbers install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems such as water, hydronic, drain, waste and vent (DWV), low pressure steam, residential fire, chemical, and irrigation. They also install specialized systems such as medical gas, process piping, compressed air, water conditioners, fuel piping, sewage and water treatment, and storage and flow equipment. Plumbers interpret drawings, refer to layouts of existing services, and review applicable codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures. They locate and mark positions for fixtures, pipe connections and sleeves, and cut openings to accommodate pipe and fittings.
Changes To Fees
This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Interprovincial Standards Examination||200.00||2013-04-01|
|Certificate of Qualification Examination||2013-04-01|
|Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"||150.00||2012-08-01|
|Replacement of Certification Documents||20.00||2013-04-01|
|Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate||85.00||2013-08-01|
|Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee||100.00||2012-08-01|
|Prior Learning Assessment||100.00||2012-08-01|
|Apprenticeship Registration Fee||25.00||2012-08-01|
|Replacement of Photo Identification Card||20.00||2012-08-01|
|Replacement of Progress Record Book||25.00||2012-08-01|
|Assessment of Foreign Credentials||100.00||2012-08-01|