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About 3 years
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Saddlers supply horse-riding gear. They design, manufacture, rebuild, and repair saddles, saddle trees, and harnesses. They also work on riding boots and other tack for all equestrian activities.

Certification Requirements
  • The Saddlery apprenticeship consists of 5,440 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 560 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 6,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.