Scaffolder Journeyperson Program

CLAC Career Development College is an accredited training institute for the Scaffold Industry Association of Canada (SIAC), providing training for all levels – from beginner to journeyperson.

The SIAC Scaffolder Journeyperson Program is an apprenticeship-style program which includes theory and practical training to keep you safe, skilled and certified to work on any job site. This program was developed based on the provincial OH&S code, best practices, CSA Standard Z797-18, and the Scaffold Industry Association of Canada (SIAC).


First Year

Level one covers basic tools, hoisting and rigging, scaffolding math, and industry regulations and safety. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of frame, system, and tube and clamp scaffolds. This level will heighten your safety knowledge of materials and codes within your region. Successful completion of the program grants second year apprentice status.

Pre-requisites: 

  • Documented proof of 1,600 scaffolding hours
  • Completion of online component prior to program start date (2.5 hours)
  • Valid Fall Protection certification

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Second Year

Level two instructs students to build more advanced scaffolds. Instruction covers proper and safe work practices, basic blueprinting, and independent structure scaffolds including towers with buttresses, towers with cantilevers, area scaffolds, and scaffold runs. Successful completion of the program grants third year apprentice status.

Pre-requisites: 

  • Documented proof of 3,200 scaffolding hours
  • SIAC 2nd Year Scaffolder Certification
  • Completion of online component prior to program start date (2.5 hours)
  • Valid Fall Protection certification

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Third Year

Level three covers advanced theory including weight load math, advanced blueprinting, and take-off techniques. Practical components include blueprinted scaffolds including hangers and cantilevers. Successful completion of the program grants journeyperson status.

Pre-requisites: 

  • Documented proof of 4,800 scaffolding hours
  • SIAC 3rd Year Scaffolder Certification
  • Valid Fall Protection certification

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