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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Program Number: 50-434-1
Credit Program
Pipefitting / sprinklefitting

Sprinkler Fitter Careers

Average Median Wage



Licensed sprinkler fitters install automatic fire sprinkler systems in new and existing buildings in all types of construction, mostly commercial, using valves, hangers, steel and plastic pipe. Most work is at the ceiling level using ladders and lift platforms at heights ranging from 8-20 feet and in some case up to 100 feet.

Details and Requirements

  • 4 to 5-year training program
  • 8,000 hours on-the-job training
  • 400 hours paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction may be required
  • Class work focuses on state sprinkler fitter and plumbing codes

Apprenticeship Information

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Valid driver's license or reliable transportation

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