R I Construction Training Academy (RICTA) has been training apprentices in Rhode Island since 1992.  RICTA is a state approved apprenticeship program.  The curriculum used Contren Learning Series has been developed by the NCCER* .  This curriculum has been approved by the National Department of Labor and the local (State Apprenticeship Council) Department of Labor. This is also the curriculum used throughout Rhode Island's Vocational and Technical High Schools.  RICTA is open to any adult student with a high school diploma or GED certificate.

The apprenticeship classes are designed to meet the state requirement of training, 144 hours each year.  Upon completion of the program along with on-the-job training hours, the student will be eligable to register for the state license exam.
Our training program will grow to include Safety Seminars, OSHA 10 & 30 Hour, Blueprint Reading, Green Building, Licensing Prep class and more.      

At RICTA, our training program can:

  • Improve and upgrade the quality of the workforce
  • Help keep you in compliance with the law
  • Train skilled craftspersons for the future of your business
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce turnover, injuries and absenteeism
  • Lower your project costs
  • Secure your labor force for the future


Added together, RICTA's training program can improve your overall profit margin! 

*NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

Check out the video for details about the programs.



         Through the doors of RICTA pass the
               hands that build America!


     R.I.C.T.A. does not discriminate in admissions, recruitment, services or
      employment on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin,
                  ancestry, sexual orientation, age or handicap.

Monday/Wednesday Classes Are:
Carpentry Years 2, 3 & 4
Craft Laborer
Electrical Years 3 & 4
HVAC Year 1
Pipefitting Year 1
Sheet Metal Years 2, 3 & 4
Sprinkler Fitting
see schedule here
Tuesday/Thursday classes are:
Carpentry Year 1
Electrical Years 1 & 2
HVAC Years 2, 3, 4 & 5
Pipefitting Years 2, 3 & 4
Sheet Metal Year 1
see schedule here
Classes Began in September 14th and 15th
Call with questions about late registrations
Registration form