REGISTRATION & GUIDELINES
REGISTRATION (click here for reg form)
All students are
required to register before attending class. Registration form must be completed and returned to the RICTA office no later
than one week before classes begin. Registration can be mailed in anytime.
Class size is limited, registration is on a first come basis, you are encouraged
to get your forms in early. A registration form is required for every year of
school. Students must notify the RICTA office if changing employers during the school year or if the students mailing address has changed.
***Renewing Apprenticeship Card. An
apprentice may register anytime of year to renew their apprenticeship card. A
deposit of $400.00 is required to receive the necessary paperwork needed to
Students wishing to receive an advanced
placement and/or credit for previous formal education in the trade may do so
only after the individual case is brought before the Rhode Island State
Apprenticeship Agency, whose determination is binding.
The minimum enrollment for each class
is seven students. If the minimum number of registrants is not met by noted
deadline date, the class may be canceled. Notification of cancellation will be
made immediately after that decision and prior to the start date. All money
paid will be refunded if a class is canceled.
Student attendance is
critical. In order to complete each level of the program, 144 hours of study is
required by state regulations. All students are expected to be present and
ready to begin class promptly at the designated start time. In order for the
instructor to keep the class on schedule, it is expected that each student make
a serious effort to attend every class.
Class hours are 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., two nights a week. Student will
be marked tardy after 6:00 p.m. Tardiness will be
marked in 15 minute increments. Entering between 6:01 & 6:15, 15 minutes,
between 6:15 & 6:30, 30 minutes and so on. Student must sign in at the
office if arriving after 6:00 p.m. There will be no admittance after 7:00
p.m. Tardiness is
disruptive and will not be tolerated. Students are not permitted to leave after
the break. If you do so without permission you will be marked absent for the
there is a work emergency and you cannot get to class, you will NOT get an
excused absence. The work hours apply to OJT and cannot also apply to classroom
If a prolonged absence (for business or health reasons) is
foreseen, the student must inform his or her instructor of the circumstance so
that the student will not fall behind in his or her level. If a student misses
more than 10 classes without informing the instructor, he or she will be
automatically dropped. There will be a re-enrollment
Trade specific make-up classes will not be available.
Any hours needed to be made up are the responsibility of the student. If
available and you wish to make-up classes by sitting in on another RICTA class,
be advised that there are additional fees to do
Attendance records are maintained at the RICTA office. It is important that students keep track of their absents as well.
Attendance reports will be mailed out four times throughout the school year.
One copy will be mailed to the student and one copy to the
Note: Attendance reports will NOT be distributed
or mailed until tuition has been paid, IN
SIGNING IN AND OUT OF CLASS
entering class, you are required to sign an attendance sheet. At the end of
class you are required to sign a sign out sheet. This signature must be
legible. A wavy line, check mark or initials are not acceptable. You will be
marked absent if signature is not legible. You may not sign in for anyone
else. If you do not sign out you will be marked absent for the entire class
unless you have signed out at the office.
Students will be
issued a grade mark for each module in the text book. Tests will be given on
each module and kept on file at the RICTA office. You must receive an average
of 65 or better to receive NCCER certification. Upon completion of the
program transcripts and a certificate will be issued. If a duplicate
certificate is requested there will be a $25.00 fee. If duplicate transcripts
are requested there will be a $15.00 fee. It is the student’s responsibility to
have all required materials as outlined in the curriculum at each class. Class
credit will be lost if failing to do so.
It is the student’s responsibility to have their textbook
at each class.
Note: Certificates and transcripts will NOT be sent
until tuition has been paid, IN
Tuition is due and payable in full with the registration
form. The tuition rates for 2017/2018 year are.
ABC RI Member in good standing.…..$
Processing Fee......................................$ 100.00
No textbook will be issued without a receipt of
Should a student, for any
reason, decide not to continue with the program, the RICTA office must receive
written notification from the employer or student. Students may
withdraw from a course before the second scheduled week of class and be eligible
for a refund. The refund will be minus a processing fee of $100 and minus the
cost of textbook (if one has been issued). If the textbook is returned in new
condition, a refund will be given. No refunds or credits will be
issued after the second week of class. If a letter has been issued in the
student's name for an apprenticeship card, that card must be returned to the
RICTA office before a refund will be issued.
In the event of
inclement weather, RI Construction Training Academy
will broadcast cancellation announcements on local radio and television stations
by 4:00 p.m. on that day. You may sign up to have an email
sent or a text message sent to your cell phone. This will be an automatic
text/email once the school closing announcement has been done with the
If an instructor has to reschedule class
due to a conflict in schedule, it is the instructor’s responsibility to inform
students as soon as the instructor is aware of the conflict.
If an instructor has to cancel unexpectedly he will try
to find a substitute. If no substitute is available the students will be
notified via phone as soon as possible. It is important to have a phone number where you can
be reached during the day on file at the RICTA office.