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Construction Inspectors

What is a Construction Inspector?
Construction Inspectors monitor materials, workmanship, and building codes that are critical to a building’s structure. Common sense & the ability to communicate effectively are essential traits for success. Areas of study include: Plan Reading, Reinforced Concrete, Structural Steel & Welding, Structural Masonry, Soils Testing and other specialized construction methods of testing and inspection.

Construction Inspection is not for everyone, but for some individuals it is an exciting and satisfying profession. The training classes are academically challenging and applicants must be willing to work and study diligently to improve themselves. The program requires 6000 hours of on the job training, successful completion of 5 training periods and will take about 3 - 4 years to complete.

To apply for this tuition free training opportunity in an exciting and satisfying profession, candidates must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a High School Diploma / GED
  • Possess a valid California Driver License
  • Be a Resident of California
  • Pass entry level vocational assessment testing
  • Be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work
  • Be able to read, write and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job, in related training classes, and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.

As an employee and union member, you will be afforded excellent wages, medical, dental and optical coverage as well as pension plan benefits along with these added benefits:

  • Become skilled in a trade, and get paid to do it – “Earn While You Learn!”
  • Paid “scholarship” – no cost supervised training
  • Full-time employment with career placement built in
  • Progressively increasing wage with excellent benefits
  • Internationally recognized credentials and Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Improved job security and standard of living
  • Pride and Dignity

The program will require 3 to 4 years for completion. Apprentices must work a total of 6000 hours on the job and are required to attend and successfully pass related supplemental instruction classes and certification examinations as required. Class time is approximately 144 hours per year.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Local program requirements may vary from area to area please contact individual programs for more information.

Southern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
2200 S. Pellissier Place, Whittier, CA 90601 (562) 695-0611
Northern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
1620 South Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502 510.748.7400
(510) 748-0200 (fax)