Apprenticeship Program

The Plasterer Apprentice
The Plasterers’ Apprenticeship Program is committed to bring quality and integrity to the work place. The Plasterers’ Apprenticeship Program prides itself on the ability to provide the highest qualified craftsmen in the industry. Through a stringent and certified apprenticeship program, each apprentice enters the job site with the knowledge and skills required to do the job right.

Program and Application Process
Sometimes referred to as the construction industry’s “finishing force,” it is essential that the modern union plasterer is taught an array of skills, along with safety training which is second to none.

Training classes are held year-round and are mandatory for all apprentices. Under the guidance of State-credentialed instructors, apprentices will receive training in the following subjects:

  • History of Plastering
  • Labor and Management Relations
  • Proper Use of Trade Tools and Equipment
  • O.S.H.A. Safety Training
  • Scaffold Safety Training
  • C.P.R. and First Aid
  • Blue Print Reading and Layout
  • Trade Math and Leveling
  • Theme Plastering (Rock Carving)
  • Basic Lath
  • Cement Mortars
  • EIFS
  • Venetian Plaster
  • Fireproofing


   1.  Minimum age is 18 years of age, or 17 with parental consent
No maximum age
High school diploma or G.E.D.
   4.  Physically able to perform usual and customary plastering work
Must have reliable transportation

Journeyman Upgrade Courses

Continuous education doesn’t stop with a completion certificate. Plasterers’ Union Local 200 offers journeyman upgrade courses including safety, rock carving, blue print reading, lasers and layout, and any new supervisory foreman courses.

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