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Shinglers install and repair shingles, shakes, tiles and other sloped roof materials used in roof water shedding systems or they install wood and composition shingles on exterior walls of houses and commercial buildings. Roofing work is strenuous and tiring. It often involves heavy lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling. Workers use scaffolds, ladders, or roofs and cannot have a fear of heights.


Length24 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental, & vision care for worker and
dependants after 3 months; vacation after 6
months; annuity after one year; pension
between 25 and 30 months
Minimum age17
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate, GED or equivalent, or 6 months
experience (documented) in the construction industry or 6
months in an approved pre-apprentice program
Physical requirementsMust be physically able to perform the work of the trade
Additional requirementsValid California Drivers License
Reliable Transportation
Pass Drug Screen
Written or oral entry examsNone
Subjects studied by ApprenticesBlueprint Reading
Shakes & Composition
Tile & Metal


Contact: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California 800 Chadbourne Rd. Fairfield, CA 94534. Octavio Soto District Coordinator.

Applications: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am to 5 pm at all Carpenters Training Committee District Offices. Office closed 12 to 1 pm daily. Applications may be printed online or picked up at any Carpenters Local Union Office, Apprentice Training Center or EDD in your area.

How do new apprentices get their first job?  Applicants are placed on a list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are taken from the top of the list.

Additional Information: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California.