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To Become a Shop Steward

To Become a Shop Steward & to Re-certify as a Shop Steward

 In order to become a Certified Shop Steward, you must be a New York City District Council of Carpenters Journey Person for a minimum of 5 years consecutively, with no breaks in service.

You must also complete a Department of Labor 504 form for a background check

In order to be certified or re-certified as a Shop Steward, you must have all of the necessary classes complete and up to date.  Upon completion of ALL of the required classes, you are asked to bring all of your certification cards to the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 2nd floor, between the following hours:

                                                         Monday – Friday   8:00am – 4:00pm

 Listed below are all the courses you need to become a Shop Steward. Please make sure you have all of the following certification cards before coming down to the CTC to be processed.  Please note that you cannot certify via fax, telephone or email and you must present all of your cards in person.

Carpenter Locals 20, 45, 157, 926, 212

  • Shop Steward Evaluation
  • 32 Hour Shop Steward Training Class & Test
  • 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
  • (Must be issued within the last 5 years)
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Hazardous Communication
  • Laser Safety License (NYS Department of Labor)
  • HILTI or Ramset Card
  • Certificate of Fitness E-21 (NYC Fire Department)

 Floor Coverers Local 2287

  • Shop Steward Evaluation
  • 32 Hour Shop Steward Training Class & Test
  • 30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Hazardous Communication

Cabinet Makers Shop Local 2790

  • Shop Steward Evaluation
  • 32 Hour Shop Steward Training Class & Test
  • 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
  • (Must be issued within the last 5 years)
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Hazardous Communication

Millwright Local 740

  • Shop Steward Evaluation
  • 32 Hour Shop Steward Training Class & Test
  • 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
  • (Must be issued within the last 5 years)
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Hazardous Communication

Local 1556 Timbermen

  • Shop Steward Evaluation
  • 32 Hour Shop Steward Training Class & Test
  • 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
  • (Must be issued within the last 5 years)
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Hazardous Communication

  Local 1556 Dock Builders

  • Shop Steward Evaluation
  • 32 Hour Shop Steward Training Class & Test
  • 30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Hazardous Communication
  • Laser Safety License (NYS Department of Labor)
  • HILTI or Ramset Card
  • Certificate of Fitness E-21 (NYC Fire Department)