Before starting an apprenticeship program in Alberta, you can apply for a prior learning assessment that will evaluate your previous:

  • education
  • training
  • work experience

Results may be used for advanced standing in your apprenticeship education program.

Your transfer opportunities depend on where you started your apprenticeship training and the amount of experience you gained along the way.

If you have already earned a trade certificate somewhere other than Alberta, your certificate will be assessed according to Alberta standards. Read about recognized trade certificates and credentials in Alberta.

Work experience from another province or country

If you're an apprentice in another province, learn how to transfer apprenticeship education you earn between provinces through the Apprentice Mobility Protocol.

If you worked in a trade in another province or country, check to see if your trade is designated in Alberta. If your trade is designated, you will need to:

See who can learn a trade in Alberta.


Connect with Apprenticeship and Industry Training:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 1-800-248-4823 (in North America)
Phone: +1-403-476-9757 (International)
Fax: 780-422-3734

Find an Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office near you.