To meet the requirements of the NMAP/Millwright Qualification Program in the United States, members must meet one of the following requirements.
Complete a millwright apprenticeship program recognized by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Apprenticeship is the beginning of the qualification process.
Document 10,000 hours of millwright work experience prior to January 1, 1996. Any upgrade training classes approved by the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee and successfully completed by the journeyperson may be included in the 10,000-hour requirement.
Pass both written and manipulative tests with a score of 80 percent or higher in five categories: mathematics; print reading; machinery installation, systems components and repair; general knowledge and tools; alignment (hands on).
If a person holding a Qualified Millwright card is released from three jobs because of skill deficiencies, that member is required to retake all NMAP/Millwright Qualification tests. After the testing is complete, the member will receive the necessary retraining.
The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal program is designed to test and recognize properly trained and skilled workers in Canada. Apprentices who have completed training, and journeymen, can earn the Red Seal endorsement on their Certificates of Qualification and Apprenticeship by passing the Interprovincial Standards test. The holder of a Red Seal millwright certificate is able to practice his or her trade in any Canadian province or territory that recognizes the Red Seal as proof of possessing standardized skills.
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