Oregon Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship License

The Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship License allows you to do the following work:

  • Fabricate and install fittings and duct work used for:
    • Heating
    • Ventilation
    • Air-conditioning systems in:
      • Residential applications
      • Commercial
      • Industrial
  • Set up and operate:
    • Shears
    • Press brakes
    • Hand brakes
    • Bending rolls
    • Welding machines
    • Equipment to cut, form and attach metal for metal roofing and stainless steel work for restaurants, kitchens, and hospitals
  • Prepare shop and field drawings both manually and using computer programs

How to Get the Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship, making sure that applications are being accepted:
  3. Submit your application through the official program email/website:
  4. Present an interview and take the corresponding exams for the chosen program