• Inspector Apprenticeship


Apprentice StepsAdvancement RequirementsWages
First StepStarting level–No experience requiredSuccessfully advances through selection procedures $27.53
Second Step1,200 total work hoursCompletion of all introductory curriculum$30.03
Third Step 2,400 total work hoursTimely on-track progression through curriculum and certifications$32.53
Fourth Step3,600 total work hoursDemonstration of excellence in class attendance and participation$35.04
Fifth Step4,800 total work hoursMeet GPA minimum requirements$42.54
Inspector Graduate6,000 total work hoursHave completed all industry credentials for the chosen path and at least 600 total classroom hours$50.05


  • Concrete
  • Soils and Asphalt
  • Steel

Career Opportunity

  • Five-year training program for the cost of your books.
  • Paid employment while you attend school.
  • Strong labor market; rapid-growth profession.
  • Certification reimbursement program.

First Step: Orientation

Attend ONE of the following scheduled dates:

September 30, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 4, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 2, 2020
December 16, 2020

Held online via Zoom.us

To view the next scheduled orientation and to register to attend, select a session below.

Note that registration will open two days prior to the date of the orientation.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Valid California Driver License.
  • Resident of OE3’s Northern California 46-county jurisdiction.
  • Attend a mandatory informational orientation.
  • Pass entry level vocational assessment testing after successful application submittal.
  • Pass panel interview.


“Best decision I ever made. The day I graduated from the apprenticeship I knew my family’s future was secure. I highly recommend the program.”

Seth F. Journeyman Inspector