Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitters layout, install, repair, modify, inspect, test and maintain fire protection systems in a variety of buildings and settings. They work on fire protection systems such as wet, dry, water mist, pre-action, foam, deluge, standpipe, clean agent, carbon dioxide, hybrid, antifreeze, and wet and dry chemical fire suppression system. Their duties include reading and interpreting engineered drawings, installing hangers and clamps to support the piping system, preparing the pipe, joining pipe using a variety of methods and installing associated equipment.

Record Book

Program Updates:

Transitioning to the Harmonized Program

  • April 2019: The Harmonized Program Outline is in effect April 1, 2019
  • February 2019: For information regarding the Foundation and Level 1 implementation, please see the Program Update
  • December 2018: For information about work-based training hours credit between the piping trades, please see the Program Update
  • September 2018: For information about the Transition Plan, please see the Program Update.
  • March 2018: For details of changes to the program, please refer to OPSN 2018 004

Standardized Level Exams

Red Seal Occupational Standard

  • May 2019: For the Red Seal Occupational Standard regarding the Sprinkler Fitter trade, please refer to Sprinkler Fitter 2017 RSOS



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 196.07 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 837.58 KB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 26.51 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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 171.16 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 178.62 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 81.9 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 126.79 KB)