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NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum

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NCCER Credentialed

NGA offers Glazier Apprentice Curriculum for organizations and companies that want to establish a glazier apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Students who complete the curriculum will earn a jointly endorsed NGA/NCCER credential indicating a journeyman-level minimum competency reached through knowledge and performance.

Choose Your Path

NGA offers two different training paths:

  1. an internal training program for companies
  2. a NCCER-credentialed glazier apprentice program

This page outlines the NGA Glazier Apprentice Program.

Learn more about the internal training program

What is an Apprenticeship?

two apprentices work together on a glazing unit

Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with classroom learning. A Registered Apprenticeship Program must be validated by the DOL or by a State Apprenticeship Agency.

Per the DOL, approved programs must include these five components: 

  1. Payment (wages generally escalate as the apprentice progresses through the program)
  2. On-the-job learning 
  3. Classroom learning 
  4. Mentorship 
  5. Credentials 

Want to Learn More About Apprenticeships?

Read the in-depth article, Training the Next Generation, from Glass Magazine. 

What's in the Curriculum?

Available through, our curriculum offers 430+ hours of learning to meet the classroom learning requirement of most three-year apprenticeship programs. It includes online courses, manuals and OSHA 30 certification. (NGA is not an apprenticeship program provider or administrator.)

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Glazier Apprentice Curriculum Information Request Form

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