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Drywall Acoustic and Lathing Applicator
About 3 years
Red Seal

Drywall acoustic and lathing applicators help shape the inside of a building. The materials they use include exterior metal framing and sheeting, moulding, furring, and lathing products, wall and ceiling panels, and interior window or door frames. They also work with thermal, fire, sound, and vapour insulation and sealants.
Drywall Mechanic

Certification Requirements
  • The Drywall Acoustic and Lathing Applicator apprenticeship consists of 5,400 hours of combined on-the-job and in-class technical training.
  • Apprentices must complete two 10-week in-class technical training sessions.
  • 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.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 10 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.

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