Concrete Finisher

Concrete finishers place, finish, protect and repair concrete surfaces. They work on a variety of vertical and horizontal surfaces such as concrete floors, walls, sidewalks, stairs, driveways, curbs and gutters, and overlays. They work on many types of structures such as buildings, dams, bridges and tunnels. They also texture, chip, grind and cure finished concrete work and repair and restore damaged concrete. They apply architectural finishes to concrete surfaces such as exposed aggregate, acid-stained, patterned-stamped, broomed, smooth finishes and etched concrete surfaces. They install expansion and contraction joints and install fixtures such as anchor bolts, steel plates and other embedments. They also apply membranes and other waterproofing products to concrete. Concrete finishers must possess a sound knowledge of the properties of various types of concrete mixes and how proportions, additives and curing affect concrete strength and durability. Concrete finishers should have a basic knowledge of constructing formwork, preparing subgrades and installing reinforcement.

OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS THE CONCRETE FINISHER PROGRAM WILL BE CHANGING. WHERE ARE WE NOW?

SEPTEMBER 2018 - AUGUST 2019

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Harmonized*

Current**

Current**

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in September 2018

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before September 2018

If you are unclear as to what program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - Level 1 in effect September 1, 2018

Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification.  Download (130 PDF KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (715 PDF KB)
Exam Weighting Charts The Exam Weighting Charts for the Harmonized level exams will be made available as the Harmonized level exams are launched. Will be made available when the Harmonized Level 1 exam is launched

Program Updates:

Transitioning to the Harmonized Program

 

Standardized Level Exams

  • Harmonized Level 1 - exam will be launched Winter 2018, an OPSN will be issued to announce the launch
  • Current Level 2, see Exam Weighting Chart

 

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 133.31 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(1-CURRENT.PDF 396.51 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 56.81 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.

OR

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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 72.32 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 88.73 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 103.64 KB)