How do I sign up for a class?
to their local union's business agent to sign up for a class.
Upon the local union referral, the training program will notify students
who will be attending the class. For a list of local union hall numbers
click here: Union Hall
Numbers. If you are
an apprentice please contact the
apprenticeship office. Numbers
to the Apprenticeship office can be
Apprenticeship Phone Numbers.
I live a long way from a training
site; can I check in the night before my class?
Yes. Students can check in from 4:00 pm
until midnight the evening prior to their class at the Kingston,
Washington training site. The Pasco, Spokane and West Jordan, Utah sites are not live-in
Will I get travel reimbursement?
Travel reimbursement is paid upon
successful completion of a class. The rate is based on one round trip
and is determined by the distance from the student's local union hall to
the training site.
What if I can't attend a class I have
been scheduled for?
If for any reason you are unable to
attend a class, please call the
training program as soon as
possible. For Kingston, call 1(800)
How long are classes?
Some classes run for as long as two
weeks and some are one day in length. Usually classes are 8 hours per
day, Monday through Friday.
When do classes start?
For classes at the training sites that
are one day in length or longer, check-in time is between 7:30 am and
7:45 am Classes start promptly at 8 am.
How do I check in?
Check-in time is usually 7:30 am –
7:45 am the morning of class, or 4:00 pm - midnight the night before
class begins if a student is rooming at the site. Check-in is located at
the main office building. Students will fill out class registration
paperwork and receive towels and a room key, if necessary.
What should I bring with me to
Work clothes, work boots, gloves and
rain gear are required. Students are responsible for bringing their own
personal grooming items, clock and
laundry soap, if needed. There is an
onsite laundry facility for students' use.
The training program will notify
students of any specific clothing/equipment needs. Bed linens, bath and
hand towels are provided. The school also furnishes necessary tools,
materials and books.
Where will I sleep?
If class is over one day in length, a
room will be provided. Depending on availability, you may share a room
with another student. Two rooms share one bathroom. Separate facilities
are provided for women.
Are meals provided?
Yes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are
provided to students attending class. Breakfast is from 7:00 am – 7:30 am.
Lunch is served at noon. Dinner is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
What is there to do in the evenings
The Kingston, WA training site
has a TV lounge, basketball court,
board games, and others for students to use after class hours.
I am enrolled in a two-week class; can
I stay at the training site over the weekend?
Students enrolled in two-week classes
who do not live within a reasonable commuting distance from the training
site may receive housing and meals on the weekend. Students should
inform their instructor when they arrive if these arrangements need to
In-local classes are given by
instructors at the local union hall or at an employer's site. In-local
classes are generally refresher courses and take place in the evening
hours. For example, an 8-hour flagging class could take place from 6:30
pm to 10:30 pm over two evenings.
How do I attend
Sign up for
in-local classes at your local union hall. If you wish to take an
in-local class offered by
another local union hall, ask your business agent to call the hall
offering the class and find out if there is room in the class for you to