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The DC Apprenticeship Academy confers credentials on apprentices who complete all levels, up to four years, of related instruction to become eligible for journey level salary or licensing. In 2016, apprentices in carpentry, roofing, and electrical specialties achieved this career milestone at the 7th Annual DC Apprenticeship Academy Graduation Ceremony.

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.

DC Apprenticeship Academy classes meet in the technology-based training facility at IDEA Public Charter School, with ample available parking and nearby Metro stations.


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What We Offer

Instructor-led courses taught by certified instructors and professionals in their trade:

Classroom/Lab (hands-on performance testing of skills):

  • 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 performance testing)

  • Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment)
  • Roofing

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

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

For Apprentices RETURNING to DCAA:


I have RETURNING apprentices to register for 2016-17.

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I am a new apprenticeship sponsor OR I have NEW apprentices to register for 2016-17 classes at DCAA.

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I need assistance developing my curriculum for Apprenticeship Council approval OR creating a customized program of self-directed courses.








Have questions? Call 202-642-0806 or email Beth Moore at beth@dcstudentsctf.org


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