Welcome to the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Training Center



Get the advanced skills and training needed to successfully manage a construction project.

4 courses lasting 8 weeks each

  • Supervision Fundamentals
  • Blueprints, Methods and Materials
  • Documents and Inspections
  • Planning, Scheduling and Management

To apply please send cover letter and resume (including your UBC#) to : UBCSuper@JACcarpenters.org

Click here to download the flyer


Attention members, the CITF will honor the current grace period on your Scaffold Qualification until December 31, 2022. After December 31, 2022, all Scaffold Qualifications will no longer have a grace period. If you expire this year, you MUST complete the Scaffold Refresher before December 31, 2022. Failing to refresh before December 31, 2022, will require you to attend a full 40-hour Scaffold Qualification class.

If you do not expire this year, please check your expiration date on your Training Verification Card (TVC) and refresh your Scaffold Qualification PRIOR to the expiration date.

CARP Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

Thank You for your interest in CARP – The Carpenters Apprentice Ready Program.  Our application for our next training doesn’t open until October 1st, 2022 – In the meantime, be sure to add your contact information to our Contact List below and visit our website at www.carpentersofphila.com/carp . 



The Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee of Philadelphia & Vicinity, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and the General Building Contractors Association, have partnered to offer the Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP).  CARP's goal is to identify and train motivated females, minorities, and other Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia County residents that have existing barriers to employment in the building trades.

Classes prepare candidates to complete the intake process for the Philadelphia Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Program and to be successful as a Union Carpenter in the field from day one.  CARP is a Pre-Apprenticeship program registered with the PA Department of Labor.  Training Includes:

·         Interview Skills, Resume Building, Job Search Skills

·         Being Successful in Construction through Attitude, Character, and Ethics

·         Working with the Tools and Material - Shop Skills & Safety

·         Construction Math - Measurement and Beyond

Applicants should possess above average manual dexterity, coordination, and balance. Carpenters work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather. The work is hard and physical by nature.

Requirements at time of Application Include:

·         High School Diploma/GED

·         Participants must be 18 years old.

·         A Valid Driver’s license is required at time of application.

·         Be able to pass a drug screening

·         Live in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County

·         Commitment to attending all training dates outlined below

Next Training: January 2023 -

October 1, 2022 - Application Period Opens

December 1-14, 2022 – Interviews

ORIENTATION January 10th & 12th 5pm-9pm

Training Occurs on Every Saturday, 7:30-3:30

January  14, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 4, 11,

Philadelphia Carpenters JAC
10401 Decatur Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154


Send us your COVID Vaccination Information/Newest CDC Guidelines as of August 12, 2022

Members who are fully vaccinated can now upload their Vaccine information.

CLICK HERE to upload your vaccine information.



– Regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others when you have       COVID-19.

– Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. 

– You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. Wear a high-quality mask when you must be around others at home and in public.

– If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after     day 5.

– Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11.

– You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10.

Click Here to Register for the Entrance Exam

As of now all spots for our present Information Sessions have been filled. If you are still interested and would like to be wait listed please follow the link below. We will be pulling that wait list for future Information Sessions.  When registering please do not use an email address with comcast.net or hotmail.com.  We are experiencing technical difficulties with them at this time.

To register now click: https://jac.carpentersaip.org/

Online Training Opportunity

You must log in to the CITF Online Learning Center linked below to access the following courses.

The new COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification (CITF) online course covers the rules and procedures outlined in the March 20, 2020, OSHA Guideline Document. This online course is available to all members through the CITF Learning Management System (LMS). Upon completion of the course and test, the COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification (CITF) course will display on the member’s Training Verification Card (TVC).

There is also a new ICRA: Best Practices Awareness (CITF) online course to promote communication, awareness, and protocols for working in occupied health-care facilities available in this same CITF Online Learning Center.

Click Here for the CITF Online Learning Center

Click Here for the Login Quick Reference Guide

Click Here for the Account Creation Guide

Trouble logging in?

  • Make sure you are using the same email associated with your local union
  • Make sure you are logging in using Google Chrome Browser

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Brothers Frank Hawk and the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters have created and shared an timely, poignant and very important video on mental illness and suicide.

This is very relevant in construction and I think we all will benefit by viewing it. In these challenging times let’s try to be “Our Brother’s Keeper”.


Public Announcement Requirement

Carpenters JAC, 10401 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 is applying to become a candidate for accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should either write the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments through the Council's Website (www.council.org). Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.

                                                                                                                         EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT PLEDGE

The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship of Philadelphia & Vicinity will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY AND GENDER IDENTITY), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR BECAUSE THEY ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OR A PERSON 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.

The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship of Philadelphia & Vicinity will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Tittle 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations,    part 30.

Anyone desiring information on the program or notice of application times may contact the school by writing to the Carpenters JATC, 10401 Decatur Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, by calling 215-824-2303, or at the website www.carpentersofphila.com.


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