Apprenticeship Program

LAPHCC has two apprenticeship schools available, one in Shreveport and one in Baton Rouge. We have a total of 30 apprentices registered and are growing every semester. The Apprenticeship Program provides for 4- years of training and prepares you to sit for the Journeyman exam. Our program is designed to teach you all the tools that you will need to pass the Journeyman exam. It also provides for performance pay increases. As an apprentice you will be expected to attend 144 hours worth of related class time per year and at least 2000 hours of on the job training. If you think this program is for you please click the apprenticeship application link below and fax it to (225) 344-1132.

Apprenticeship Application (PDF)

Spring 2015 Semester

Baton Rouge Apprenticeship School

Shreveport Apprenticeship School

Fax or mail the apprenticeship application to:

450 Laurel St., Ste. 1400

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 344-0620
Fax: (225) 322-1132


Hourly Wage Rate:

The starting wage for first year apprentices is $7 per hour. (minimum)

Program Tuition Costs

$900 per semester

Final Date for Approving Applications

All required information necessary to complete the application must be submitted to the LAPHCC office January 5, 2015.

Characteristics of the Trade

Apprentices shall be under supervision of qualified journeyman. The trade requires physical effort on the part of the apprentice to undergo climbing, crawling, pulling, lifting, crouching and working in cramped quarters. Mechanical ability and finger dexterity are very essential. Depending on the job, the work may be performed either indoors or outdoors, with the major portion of the work outdoors in semi-sheltered or unfinished building or in deep ditches and on scaffolding.

Seasonal Work, subject to weather and economic conditions

Minimum Requirements:

· Age: Must be at least 16 years of age.
· Education: Must hold a high school diploma or GED equivalency. Or
must demonstrate suitable capability through a math entrance exam to maintain the established pace of instructional program.
· Oral Interview: Must successfully complete an oral interview administered
by the State LAPHCC Apprenticeship Committee
· Physical: Shall be physically capable of performing the essential
functions of the apprenticeship program without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
· Transportation: Must have reliable personal transportation

Length of Apprenticeship

The term of apprenticeship for this trade is four years of on-the-job training, which shall include four years of classroom instruction. Attendance at class sessions is mandatory and takes place one to two evenings per week in Baton Rouge or 1 week 4 times a year in Shreveport as mandated by the Local Apprenticeship Committee

Interview Information

Applicants will be notified at the time they complete the application process as to the time and location of the oral interview, which is to be conducted by the LAPHCC State Apprenticeship Committee. Failure to appear for the oral interview will constitute just cause to void the application.

The selection of apprentices will be made on the basis of qualifications and successful completion of the application process, without regard to sex, race, creed, age or national origin. LAPHCC encourages minorities and women to apply.



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