Residential Framing Technician

A Residential Framing Technician is a person who builds the concrete formwork, constructs the frame or supporting structure of single and multi-family buildings, encloses the building, and installs the windows and doors to the lock-up stage. The framer is responsible for the wooden and/or steel structure from the sill plate on the foundation to the installation of the roof trusses and/or rafters. The structure includes floor platforms, with supporting joists and blocking, interior and exterior walls and sheathing, openings for windows and doors with structural support headers in bearing walls, interior and exterior stairs.


If you are already enrolled in this program, your credential will still be granted upon completion. Once a program is designated "inactive," ITA will not register new apprentices in the program. This program is inactive due to low support from industry over the last five years.

If you have any questions or concerns about completing your program, please contact ITA Customer Service at (778) 328-8700; Toll Free +1 866-660-6011 or by email at

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
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  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 295.35 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.