Sprinkler Fitters have a real impact on the safety of their communities. They are the tradespeople who make sure all buildings have the proper sprinkler systems in place. 

As a Sprinkler Fitter, you’ll be comfortable taking on a role of great responsibility—designing, assembling and installing sprinkler systems.

You’ll apply stringent safety regulations to your work, ensuring each system you install and repair is in top working order. Many systems can be quite complicated, and you’ll be the one who makes sure each one can save buildings and even lives, if needed.

What You'll Learn

  • How to read and interpret drawings, specifications and fire codes 
  • How to select, measure, cut, ream and thread pipe 
  • How to join pipes and piping sections using soldering and welding equipment 
  • How to install valves, alarms, controls and associated equipment 
  • How to test systems for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment 

Key Job Skills

  • WHMIS and WorkSafe BC compliance 
  • Cutting, brazing, and soldering equipment use 
  • Project planning according to industry codes, regulations and standards 
  • Sprinkler components installation 
  • Water supply and sprinkler systems installation 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

Technical Training 24 weeks over 3 years
Work-Based Training
6480 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$22.50 — $47.00

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If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


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.