Insulator (Heat and Frost) (Heat and Frost Insulator)

Insulators (Heat and Frost) work with different kinds of insulating materials to prevent or reduce the passage of heat, cold, vapour, moisture, sound or fire. They read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine insulation requirements, select the amount and type of insulation to be installed, and measure and cut insulating materials to the required dimensions. They then apply, install, repair and maintain insulating materials to mechanical systems, such as piping, tanks, vessels, and HVAC systems. Insulated surfaces may be finished with materials such as plastics, aluminum, galvanized steel and coated steel, stainless steel, canvas, mastics or finishing cement. Insulators (Heat and Frost) also lay out and fabricate components on-site, or remove and/or encapsulate old insulation. Removing materials such as asbestos, ceramic fibers and lead is also part of the trade. Insulators (Heat and Frost) also spray insulating materials and install fireproofing and fire stop systems. Insulators (Heat and Frost) work in commercial and indusrial settings, such as gas plants, refineries, hospitals, schools, and convention centres. 

 

 

 

HARMONIZED PROGRAM INFORMATION - In effect September 1, 2019

Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification.  Download (150 PDF KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (820 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 launched

Program Updates:

Transitioning to the Harmonized Program

 

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 120.83 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 769.38 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 40.63 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 103.71 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 122.9 KB)