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CCCONT — Cross Connection Control Testers

In this training, students review terminology and standards, assess hazards, select appropriate backflow prevention devices and practice installing, repairing, maintaining and testing these devices in accordance with standards. This training includes the preparation and testing for students to earn their certification.

  • Eligible Trades: Plumber (A, J)Sprinklerfitter (A, J)
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 40.00
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CCREC — Cross Connection Control Recertification

AWWA Cross Connection Control Testers must be recertified every five years. This course provides the opportunity to update cross connection control knowledge and skills and then to write the required examination for re-certification. This course is intended for members with certifications that are expiring.

  • Eligible Trades: Plumber (A, J)Sprinklerfitter (A, J)
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 15.00
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CONFSP — Confined Space

This course is designed for participants who enter, may be required to enter, or supervise a confined space where there is limited or restricted methods of entry and exit. This course provides a basic understanding of how to identify a confined space, the hazards within, and the necessary controls and equipment. Participants will learn how to develop confined space entry procedures, permits, hazard assessments, and emergency response plans. This course meets the regulatory requirements for workers and supervisors who work in confined space environments.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 8.00
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Wed. Jul 24, 2024 Thu. Jul 25, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Mon. Aug 26, 2024 Tue. Aug 27, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Mon. Sep 23, 2024 Tue. Sep 24, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Mon. Oct 28, 2024 Tue. Oct 29, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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CSAMED — CSA Medical Gas

This 40-hour Medical G.A.S. program will prepare pipe trades workers to install medical gas piping and give them the skills and abilities to complete work safely and securely in all forms of construction and maintenance operations in a hospital. CERTIFICATION: CSA Group will provide the online written exam that ensures compliance to the CSA Z7396.1-17 Medical Gas Standard. The CSA/NAUSC certification is valid for five years. PRE-REQUISITE: A Provincial or Red Seal Certificate of Qualification for Steamfitter or Plumber.

  • Eligible Trades: PipefitterPlumber (A, J)Steamfitter
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 40.00
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CWBTES — CWB Test Session

This test session is scheduled for members who need initial CWB qualification tests or check tests. You must contact the Training Center to register for this session.

  • Eligible Trades: Test Trade Do not Use
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 0.00
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Wed. Aug 7, 2024 Wed. Aug 7, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Tue. Sep 10, 2024 Tue. Sep 10, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Tue. Nov 12, 2024 Tue. Nov 12, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Tue. Dec 10, 2024 Tue. Dec 10, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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DOLTES — DOL Test Session

This test session is for members who need to certify or re-certify for various pressure welding and brazing processes. Members must contact to Training Center to register for this session.

  • Eligible Trades: Test Trade Do not Use
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 0.00
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Wed. Aug 21, 2024 Wed. Aug 21, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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EPRREC — EPRI Rcertification

This course is designed to help participants prepare to write the EPRI rigging re-certification exam.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 12.00
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EPRRIG — EPRI Rigging

The EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Rigging course is designed to educate and certify journeyperson members about the complexities of working safely as rigging specialists. Members interested in taking this course need a strong rigging background, with at least three to five years of experience. To obtain certification, journeypersons must complete: 1. Three (3) practical examinations. 2. A 100 question, 90-minute computer generated exam with a minimum grade of 80%.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 40.00
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EWP — MEWP

Mobile Elevated Work Platform Training – Boom Lift and Scissor Lift Training will prepare you to safely operate boom lifts and scissor lifts in compliance with provincial and federal regulations. Fall Protection Training is a prerequisite for this course.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 8.00
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Wed. Jul 17, 2024 Thu. Jul 18, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Wed. Sep 18, 2024 Thu. Sep 19, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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FALLPR — Fall Protection

This course is designed for participants who work, plan, or supervise work areas where fall protection is required. Participants will learn the different types of fall protection, how to identify and control fall hazards, how to complete fall protection safe work plans, and how to select, inspect, and fit full body harnesses. This course meets regulatory requirements for fall protection training in Nova Scotia.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 8.00
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Wed. Aug 7, 2024 Thu. Aug 8, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Mon. Sep 9, 2024 Tue. Sep 10, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
Mon. Oct 7, 2024 Tue. Oct 8, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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FHYDRA — Fire Hydrants-Inspection, Testing and Maintenence

This course will review the types of hydrants along with the installation, repair, maintenance, inspection, and testing procedures.

  • Eligible Trades: Sprinklerfitter (A, J)
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 8.00
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FIRSTA — First Aid

This course meets the CSA standards for Basic First Aid. Emergency First Aid Level C is for individuals requiring basic information on First Aid and CPR for their workplace, school, or personal.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 8.00
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Wed. Sep 11, 2024 Thu. Sep 12, 2024 2 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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FORK — Forklift Training

This course will train participants to safely operate Class 1, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 lift trucks. Classroom and hands on practical instruction will be provided. Safety footwear is mandatory.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 8.00
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Sat. Jul 20, 2024 Sat. Jul 20, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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FPUMP1 — Fire Pump 1

This course is for members with limited or no experience installing fire pumps. Topics to be covered include: fire pump theory, types of pumps and applications, basic hydraulic calculations, installation & acceptance test requirements and related codes.

  • Eligible Trades: Sprinklerfitter (A, J)
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 12.00
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FPUMP2 — Fire Pump 2

This course will focus on fire pump inspection & annual testing. Topics that will be covered include: requirements for proper fire pump inspection, procedures for annual testing, safe use of testing equipment, plotting test results, completing associated documents, in addition to basic trouble shooting.

  • Eligible Trades: Sprinklerfitter (A, J)
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 8.00
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FPUMP3 — Fire Pump 3 (Fire Pump Maintenance)

Pumps are critical and essential components of water-based fire protection systems. Proper installation, operation, repair and maintenance including testing is vital for successful fire protection. Fire Pump 3 includes theory based training as well as practical exercises involving fire pump maintenance, disassembly, assessment, pump repairs, and re-assembly. Introduction to fire pump packing and an introduction to Fire pump alignment are also included in this training. Must be at least a level 3 apprentice or higher to attend.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 12.00
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G-7 — G-7 Gas

This course prepares students to install uncharged gas piping systems of any size from the outlet of the meter or second stage regulator to the last shut off valve before the appliance.

  • Eligible Trades: Plumber (A, J)Steam-Pipefitter (A, J)
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 60.00
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GASA — Gasfitter A

Gasfitter A is required for individuals who work on gas equipment in excess of 400000 BTU's.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 0.00
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GT2 — Gas Tech 2

Students must be Gas 3 certified and meet the required 2000 hours of gas experience to be eligible for this course. This course will cover CSA modules 10-25 with a practical and written exam upon completion. Course consists of online and instructor led training.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 0.00
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GT3 — Gas Tech 3

- Students must have 600 hours prior experience in the gas industry in order to be eligible for this course. This course will cover CSA modules 1-9 with a practical and written exam upon completion. Course consists of online and instructor led training.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 0.00
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HERIT — Heritage

This course is compulsory for all new members. Students will learn the history of unionism, the UA Standard for Excellence and their responsibility as union members.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 4.00
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Tue. Jul 16, 2024 Tue. Jul 16, 2024 1 Local 56 Training Centre Course Info
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PIPIN2 — Pipe Trades Introduction 2 Week Program

This pre employment program prepares students for apprentice roles in the piping industry. 2 week duration.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: Open to all Apprentices and Journeypersons
  • Total Hours: 80.00
  • Localities:
  • Local 56 Training Centre
  • Local 56 Union Hall Basement
  • Local 56 Union Hall Classroom
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UAFORE — UA Foreman

- This course is designed to provide journeypersons the necessary entry level training required to move into supervisory roles in the union construction industry. Experienced foreman and members who are interested in foreman positions may apply.

  • Eligible Trades: Open to All Trades
  • Eligible Apprentice Levels: J
  • Total Hours: 40.00
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