Local 49’s jurisdiction is Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  Click below to apply

Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota Online application for All Apprenticeships Click Here

Steps to become an Local 49 apprentice

Step 1
Qualifications to be considered for apprenticeship with Local 49:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Must pass an entrance examination as determined by the JAC.  The test will be administered by a qualified employee of the Local 49 Training Center.
    • Applicants that do not achieve a passing score on the entrance examination may re-test in seven days.  There will be a six-month wait to re-test after two attempts have been made to pass the examination.
  • Must be physically fit for work in the craft with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Step 2

  • Fill out the online application.
  • Once the online application is completed, you will receive an email that will outline directions for you to schedule the examination.
  • Take the exam.  In order qualify for apprenticeship, you will have to take and pass an entrance examination that covers basic reading, math, and measurement.
  • Bring a valid driver’s license and a copy of your official high school diploma, GED or equivalent to the exam.

Step 3

  • Pass the exam and receive letter of eligibility for apprenticeship.
  • The letter of eligibility for apprenticeship can be taken with you to contractors offices.
  • You will be provided with a list of signatory contractors.

Step 4

  • Once you have been issued a letter of intent to hire from a signatory contractor, you will be indentured into the Local 49 Apprenticeship program.
  • You will receive more information and training.