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Apprentices: Which Exam Do You Need to Take?

The BFAAM Apprenticeship Program includes four periods that will take at least two years for every apprentice to progress through the program.   All apprentices must demonstrate progress being made toward the on-the-job experience and the educational objectives. In order to demonstrate educational progress through each period, each apprentice must pass an online test for each period.    

Please note...this does NOT mean you must pass each exam.  Taking the exam at least once demonstrates progress for most apprentices.    

To help you make sure you are meeting the educational progress, following is what you must demonstrate by the end of this year (in other words by December 31, 2018.) 

If you are an apprentice that joined the BFAAM Apprenticeship Program in 2011, 2012 or 2013:

  • You must take and pass the Period I, Period II, Period III, Period IV Exams.

If you are an apprentice that joined the BFAAM Apprenticeship Program in 2014:

  • You must take and pass the Period I, Period II, and Period III Exams.
  • You must also at least attempt the Period IV Exam.

If you are an apprentice that joined the BFAAM Apprenticeship Program in 2015:

  • You must take and pass the Period I and Period II Exams.
  • You must also at least attempt the Period III Exam.

If you are an apprentice that joined the BFAAM Apprenticeship Program in 2016:

  • You must take and pass the Period I Exam.
  • You must also at least attempt the Period II Exam.

If you are an apprentice that joined the BFAAM Apprenticeship Program in 2017:

  • You must at least attempt the Period I Exam.

If you are an apprentice that joined the BFAAM Apprenticeship Program in 2018:

  • You are not required to have any examinations at this time.

Any apprentice that does not meet their requirement above will be placed on "suspension" status within the Apprenticeship Program.  This will jeopardize your ability to legally perform your job duties, and the BFAAM Apprenticeship Program and Trust will not be able to authorize your apprenticeship registration with the State of Michigan. 

Do yourself a favor.  Stay up on your exam requirements! Visit http://www.bfaam.org/resources/apprenticeship-program for more information

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