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About the DC Apprenticeship Academy for the Construction Trades

The DC Apprenticeship Academy offers apprenticeship training, or related instruction, for registered apprentices working in the construction trades. The training program is operated by the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation and is fully accredited by NCCER and the District of Columbia Apprenticeship Council.

Conveniently located in the Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus, the DC Apprenticeship Academy is a technology-based training facility with ample adjacent parking and Metro stops nearby. Classes meet weekday evenings, allowing adult students time to live, work and learn.


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What We Offer

We use the NCCER Curriculum for instruction and hands-on training. The courses are taught by certified instructors who are professionals in their trade for specialties including:

Classroom and Lab:

  • Carpentry
  • Concrete Form Building
  • Electrical
  • Reinforced Ironworker

*Other trade areas may be offered upon request. Please contact the Program Director for more information.

Self-Paced Study with Classroom Tests — No Hands-On/Lab Activities:

  • Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment)
  • Painting
  • Roofing
  • Drywall

Upon successful completion of their training program, registered apprentices receive industry credentials and transcripts from NCCER. For more information about the curriculum, visit the NCCER website.

Register Now

Review the Key Dates document for important information about registration and start date.


  • Complete the Employer Registration Package.
  • Complete an Apprenticeship Registration Form for each student you register and attach supporting documents.
  • Mail payment in full with all forms to:
    DC Students Construction Trades Foundation
    Attn: DC Apprenticeship Academy Registration
    5151 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 307
    Washington, DC 20016
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