Apprenticeship Hairstyling Program

Delmar College is proud to be the designated site approved to offer the Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program. Hairstylists learn their skills by registering with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to participate in apprenticeship training. Upon successful completion, they are awarded the Alberta Journeyman Certificate.

Apprenticeship Training:

The term of apprenticeship for a hairstylist is 2 years (two 12-month periods) including a minimum of 1400 hours of on-the-job training and 10 weeks of technical training each year.
An applicant who previously completed courses of study or work experience related to the Hairstylist trade or holds a related journeyperson certificate and has the employer's recommendation, may qualify for credit that could reduce the term of apprenticeship.
A person who has previous training or work experience in the trade and wants to determine their level of skill and knowledge for entry or advanced standing in an apprenticeship program may apply for a Prior Learning Assessment.
A high school student can become an apprentice and gain credits toward apprenticeship training and a high school diploma at the same time under the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).
To learn the skills required of a Hairstylist in Alberta and be issued an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, a person must:
  • Satisfy the entrance requirements or pass the entrance exam 
  • Find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice
  • With their employer, the Apprentice must complete the Apprenticeship Application and Contract and submit it to an Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee as identified on the application
  • When apprentices attend technical training, they are required to pay the applicable tuition fee and purchase course supplies.
  • Grants, scholarships and other financial assistance may be available. For more information see Financial Assistance or contact an Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office. 
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