Qualification Programs

For SSMRC millwrights, training is one piece of the puzzle. The other is qualification. Our qualification requirements ensure every SSMRC millwright is equipped for success in the field and on the job. 

To meet the requirements of the NMAP/Millwright Qualification Program in the United States, members must meet one of the following requirements.


Complete a millwright apprenticeship program recognized by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Apprenticeship is the beginning of the qualification process.


Pass both written and manipulative tests with a score of 80 percent or higher in five categories: mathematics; print reading; machinery installation, systems components and repair; general knowledge and tools; and alignment (hands on).

Work Experience

Document 10,000 hours of millwright work experience prior to January 1, 1996. Any upgrade training classes approved by the local Joint Apprenticeship Committee and successfully completed by the journeyperson may be included in the 10,000-hour requirement.

Repeat Training

If a person holding a qualified millwright card is released from three jobs because of skill deficiencies, that member is required to retake all NMAP/Millwright Qualification tests. After the testing is complete, the member will receive the necessary retraining.