Oregon Ironworker Apprenticeship License

The Ironworker Apprenticeship License allows you to do the following work:

  • Constructing the structural framework for:
    • Towers
    • Bridges
    • Power Plants
    • High rise buildings
  • Placing reinforcement steel (concrete forms) for:
    • Structures
    • Roadways
    • Foundations
  • Carrying out activities that involve tools, such as:
    • Jacks
    • Levels
    • Wrenches
    • Arc welders
    • Tape measures
    • Welding torches
    • Connecting bars
    • Oxy-acetylene torches

How to Get the Ironworker Apprenticeship License in Oregon?

Before applying, note that, first, previous experience with physical and volunteer work, punctuality, and consistent work history are all taken into account during the application process. If you don't have previous experience in the Ironworker Apprenticeship field, consider applying for a pre-apprenticeship program. Second, having a criminal record is not a work impediment.

  1. Meet the following basic requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma; refer to the list of apprenticeship trades to determine if a High School Diploma is needed
    • Possess certain physical skills depending on the type of work to be carried out
    • Have no issue with transportation to local or out-of-town areas and job sites
  2. Choose between the available programs for the Ironworker Apprenticeship, making sure that applications are being accepted:
  3. Submit your application through the official program website:
  4. Present an interview and take the corresponding exams for the chosen program