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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.


Not working as an apprentice yet?

Contact the Department of Employment Services Office of Apprenticeship at (202) 698-5099 for information about employment opportunities.

Register with the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation to be notified of positions available in the construction industry:

First Name* Last Name*
Address* City, State, Zip*
DC Resident Yes No If Yes, which Ward
Email Address* Phone Number*
Are you over 18? Yes No  
What type of job are you most interested in pursuing?
What trade/s are you most interested in pursuing?
Total years of experience in construction job?
Total years of work experience in any job?


What We Offer

We use NCCER’s Contren Learning Series curriculum for classroom 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 Lab Activities:

  • Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment)
  • Painting
  • Roofing

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

NOTE: Next Registration Period Opens August 2014

For information, contact Program Director Beth Moore, (202) 642-0806, beth@dcstudentsctf.org

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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