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The 2017 FTI Training Calendar is now available!


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CAS Target Date: Dec 31, 2017

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Do YOU want to learn something new? Do you want to refresh or build new skills in a topic of interest to YOU?

If you answered YES, and you are an IUPAT Member, then you can begin your learning efforts today! Here are some of the eLearning topics available to you in the FTI LMS:


  • MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Personal Finance
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Setting Goals
  • Business Communications
  • Business Writing
  • Winning Proposals
  • Coaching/mentoring
  • Handling Customer Conflict
  • Networking and building business relationships
  • Managing anger and emotions


  • Ladder Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Back Safety
  • Fire Safety/Classes & Extinguishers
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Warning Signs and Labels

If you are interested in taking any of these eLearning courses, contact your Director of Training or your supervisor to get you started. All course completions will be recorded on your professional transcript.   




MARCH 7TH in Chicago

Latino Safety Professional Networking Event, March 7th, 3-4PM in conjunction with the ASA Chicago Construction EXPO 2017


Printable Course Calendar

Are you interested in a attending training at FTI International (Hanover, MD)? Your Director of Training (DOT) needs to email and provide the course name along with your full name, preferred training date, member id, and email address. For quick processing, the email subject should be Course Registration. Important reminders:
  • Open course enrollment will close due to high registrations or within 3-4 weeks prior to beginning date. 
  • Final confirmation emails are sent 3-4 weeks before the training.
  • Please coordinate with your ATR for "By Invitation" courses. 

Click the graphic to view FTI International’s printable training calendar (updated as of 02-15-17).

NOTE for the DOT: If the training you need is not listed on the FTI Training calendar, send a training request to Include the course name, preferred date, and number of expected participants from your District Council.

 FTI Learning Management System (LMS)

The Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) Learning Management System (LMS) website is an online learning portal designed in partnership with the K-Learning group (a Kelly Company), a leading provider of online training systems for unions and associations. The FTI LMS is a secure web-based software program for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content. It is an accessible way of providing apprenticeship training course materials to FTI LMS users. 

FTI Online Libraries

The FTI Curriculum and Instruction Department, in partnership with the K-Learning group, uploaded 50 new online courses with some Spanish versions. The new lessons are interactive, contain assessments, and have reporting capabilities. They are found in the Core curriculum under 1.0 Introduction to the Union and Finishing Trades and 2.0 Health and Safety categories.

You can review additional courses for your training centers’ need and interest by clicking the K-Learning Center catalog found below. Your Director of Training needs to to request for the courses.



APA - AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) Presents


APA and AIBD (American Institute of Building Design) have partnered to present a free five-part webinar series on wall bracing. The series begins with a one-hour introductory session covering wall bracing history, theory and strategy. Additional sessions address related topics, including meeting code requirements with wall bracing, the simplified wall bracing method, and bracing for higher seismic and wind zones. 


Series presenters include Bob Clark, Roger Roatch and Bryan Readling, APA Engineered Wood Specialists with a combined 63 years’ experience providing engineered wood product building and design support and recommendations. APA has collaborated with code bodies since the 1950s to improve wall performance and reduce the risk of catastrophic home failure through the development of prescriptive wall bracing techniques that specify plywood and OSB wood structural panel sheathing. For more information on other AIBD programs and activities,

Webinar Topics (All Prerecorded)

Wall Bracing I: Why Wall Bracing & Wall Bracing Strategy (1:00:15)
Wall Bracing II: Meeting the Code Through Prescriptive Wall Bracing (1:15.32)
Wall Bracing III: Simplified Wall Bracing and What to Provide the Building Official (1:01.37)
Wall Bracing IV: Seismic-Related Provisions and Tips to Meeting Them (1:08.11)
Wall Bracing V: Building Wood Framed Structures for High Wind Resistance (53.34)


Click to go to the APA website to view the prerecorded webinars.




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Technical FAQs

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  • eLearning Lessons: You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of eLearning courses. 

eLearning Updates

OSHA 10 and 30 are available online and on the FTI LMS. You have the option to take these courses at a place and time of your choice and within the requirements listed below. After successfully passing the course, an OSHA card will be sent to your mailing address within 4-8 weeks. To receive your OSHA card, be SURE to fill in your address and phone number once you are connected to the course. 


OSHA 10 and 30 have similar requirements:

  • The online training should be completed within 6 months from the date when you start the course.
  • The minimum passing score is 70%.
  • The student has 3 chances to pass the online quizzes. 
  • The student will be forced to take the quizzes in the order presented in the online training.
  • For OSHA 10, the student will not be allowed to log into the training for more than 7.5 hours per day; plan on a minimum of 2 days to complete the training. 
  • Students must complete the end of course survey and click the on screen end/exit button to receive a completion. Do not click the X to exit the main window.

To have access to these eLearning courses, your Director of Training needs to send the request to the Email the full name, course, member ID, and email address.

Click here for technical requirements if using a mobile device or tablet to take the OSHA 10 or 30.

  IUPAT 101

Click the picture below to play the lesson and learn about the IUPAT structure, funds, departments, and programs.

Union Today

Sample DC 7 Orientation eLearning

Sample DC 51 Orientation eLearning 

LMS User Tip 

Completed Courses: Remember to click the tabs on your My Account page under Learning Activities to access ENROLLED, OVERDUE, COMPLETED, or EXPIRED courses. Once a course has been completed, it is automatically moved to the COMPLETED tab. You can access the course repeatedly from this tab.


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