Alberta & UA SteamFitter – PipeFitter Designation
Alberta Journeyman shall mean:
- Any individual who earned their trade qualification in Canada in a jurisdiction with less than a four (4) year apprenticeship program. (Prior to 2008 Alberta Apprenticeship training is recognized as being a four (4) year program.)
- Any individual whose trade qualifications were earned outside Canada, except for UA trained American Travel Card members.
UA Journeyman shall mean:
- Any UA Local 488 member who was registered as a Journeyman Steamfitter – Pipefitter prior to May 1, 2011; or,
- Anyone who is qualified to the Alberta Steamfitter – Pipefitter Journeyman designation identified above and who has successfully completed the additional requirements stipulated by the UA Local Union 488 Joint Education Trust Fund Trustees or their designate; or,
- Anyone who has obtained the Alberta Steamfitter – Pipefitter Journeyman designation identified above, through either apprenticeship or challenge and who is already classified as a Journeyman in another trade represented by UA Local Union 488.
Any dispute, appeal, determination, or decisions regarding these designations shall be adjudicated by the sole discretion of the UA Local Union 488 Joint Education Trust Fund Trustees by whatever process they deem appropriate and their findings shall be final.
To qualify as a UA Steamfitter – Pipefitter Journeyman, individuals must qualify as Alberta Steamfitter – Pipefitter Journeyman and complete an additional 1350 hours worked of ‘on the job training’ and attain a minimum of 200 hours of training courses at the Alberta Pipe Trades College as stipulated below:
Participants in the UA Journeyman program will pick their courses from the following chart. All courses will be grouped. You will need to take 40 hours from Group 1, 120 from Group 2 and 40 hours from Group 3.
Group One (minimum of 40 Hours)
|EPRI Rigging||40 Hours|
|Practical Rigging||40 Hours|
Group Two (minimum of 120 Hours)
|Industrial Templating and Fabrication||40 Hours|
|Instrument Fitter||40 Hours|
|Practical Pipefitting||80 Hours|
|NAUSC Controlled Bolting||40 Hours|
|UA Foreman||40 Hours|
Group Three (minimum of 40 Hours)
|Basic Pipefitting||16 Hours|
|Introduction to Polyfusion||8 Hours|
|Introduction to Steam Tracing, Tube Bending & Raceway||8 Hours|
|Isometrics and Industrial Drawings – 1||12 Hours|
|Isometrics and Industrial Drawings – 2||12 Hours|
|ISPEC – Planning & Estimating||32 Hours|
|LSE (Leadership for Safety Excellence)||16 Hours|
|St. John Standard First Aid||16 Hours|
|UA Job Steward||24 Hours|
Effective January 1, 2015 – each course ($50+) you successfully complete towards the UA Journeyman program will be reimbursed one for one, instead of when all the courses are complete. We are making the change so no one is out of pocket.
*The EPT Trustees may adjust the curriculum at any time with three (3) months notification