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Training isn't just for apprentices. Boilermakers consistently train throughout their careers.


Additional training offered to Boilermaker Journeymen includes: 


As a Boilermaker, safety is always job number one.  Apprentices are required to complete extensive, mandatory safety training provided by the MOST Program.

Mandatory safety classes that apprentices are required to complete include:

  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety

  • Steel Erection

  • Scaffold User

  • Supplementary Rigging 1: Rigging Inspection Use

  • Supplementary Rigging 2: Powerhouse Rigging

  • Supplementary Rigging 3: Crane Rigging

  • Supplementary Rigging 4: Rigging Drawings, Calculations and Setup 

Our apprentices are also required to complete both MOST Leadership Training and Boilermaker Code.  These classes teach lifelong skills that will make our apprentices well-rounded, productive Journeymen Boilermakers.  Most importantly, our apprentices learn a culture of safety that they will take with them for the rest of their careers. 



XD03.13 Industrial Rigging & Signaling and the XD02.01 Install & Torque Fasteners qualifications allow members to work at any site nationwide that require one or both of these skills.  


To become qualified, workers must pass both a written test as well as a hands-on practical exam.  The tests must be administered by a BNAP certified STE Evaluator.  The practical exam must be taken at a BNAP approved testing site.

Currently, we have over 70 evaluators and sites nationwide that have been approved for testing.


The BNAP Instructor Training Program was introduced in November 2016. This training is designed to create uniformity and consistency in all Boilermaker instructors  throughout the United States. The goals of this program include:

  • Show instructors the direction the BNAP is taking in the future training of apprentices

  • Introduce new lessons that are being implemented by the BNAP

  • Offer tips that may enhance personal teaching styles

  • Gather and discuss questions or concerns

  • Create a team atmosphere that will better serve our apprenticeship and membership

All instructors participating in the training receive an orientation on the Learning Management System (LMS).

Other topics covered in training include:

  • Reviews of both BNAP and Regional Apprentices Rules, Regulations, and Policies

  • The role of an instructor

  • Classroom fundamentals

  • Recordkeeping and welding journals

  • Communication and scheduling

  • Public speaking

  • Diversity training

  • Sexual harassment

  • Additional training, including MOST, Boilermaker Code, EPRI, and NMAP

  • BNAP Audits

  • Outreach


Instructors participating in training receive various resources to enhance their training centers.

Instructor Training


The Nuclear Mechanic Apprenticeship Process (NMAP) is an economical approach for providing reasonable assurance that craft labor union personnel have the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to perform a range of basic trade specific tasks without the need for additional training or testing, and to enter and successfully complete a utilities task specific training process if required. 

The NMAP is a method to provide documentation that the entry level knowledge and skills training requirements have been met by contracted craft labor union personnel on an individual basis.  This method utilizes the well-structured and effective craft labor union apprenticeship programs which were developed at the national level union training organizations, and are provided to all of the local training centers for implementation.

The NMAP is the product of a tripartite committee formed from representatives of the international labor unions, national maintenance contractors, and utility representatives.  It is a formal process that takes into consideration the knowledge gained through the union apprenticeship programs and the experience of the contracted union labor force, and provides evidence of fundamental knowledge and skills capabilities.



The Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program, the Great Lakes Area Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program, the Northeast Area Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program, the Boilermakers Southeastern Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee, and the Western States Joint Apprenticeship Committee 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 Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

In accordance with the rules and regulations of the EEO, the BNAP has implemented anti-harassment training.

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