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Terrazzo, Tile, and Marble Setter
About 3 years
Red Seal

Terrazzo, tile, and marble setters cover floors and other surfaces with ceramic tiles, marble, mosaic tile, or other materials. They must be skilled at measuring and marking the space, mixing adhesives or mortars, removing and replacing damaged tiles, and laying a variety of tiles for a decorative final touch in a swimming pool, kitchen, or shower.

Certification Requirements
  • The Terrazzo, Tile, and Marble Setter apprenticeship consists of 5,600 hours of combined on-the-job and in-class technical training.
  • Apprentices must complete 820 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 5,600 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.