Job Profile: Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
Drywall finisher and plasterers install exterior metal framing and sheeting, mouldings, furring, and lathing products, and thermal, fire, sound, and vapour barrier insulation and sealants. They also install moulded and cast forms, acoustical wall and ceiling panels, and interior window and door frames.
- The Drywall Finisher and Plasterer apprenticeship consists of 5,400 hours of combined on-the-job and in-class technical training.
- Apprentices must complete 480 hours of in-class technical training.
- Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
- A person with at least 5,400 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
- If you pass the Interprovincial Standards Examination, you qualify for Interprovincial Red Seal Certification.
Grade 8 or equivalent. Note: High school graduation is recommended. Employers often require more than the minimum educational requirements set by the province. They may also prefer apprentices who have taken certain courses related to their program.