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Class of 2028 application deadline is

March 31, 2023.

(Classes would start in the Fall of 2023)

All applicants must apply through the online process.

Step 1. Create a TradeSchool account. Use to visit the TradeSchool login page. Click on "create account", complete the email and password fields. You will receive an email from, it may go to your spam folder. Open the email and click on the TradeSchool link. This will allow you to enter your account information and submit it for approval. If you are not a member of Local 26 leave the member # field blank. If you do not hold a classification from Local 26 then please select "unclassified". (Approval may take several days) Upon receiving your acceptance email from TradeSchool you will be able to login and start your online application. A $50 processing fee is payable before you can begin entering information into your application.

Step 2. Login to TradeSchool using your email and the password you created, in step one. Click on the application tab to begin the application process. From the drop-down menu, select a specific program application. The following options are all apprenticeship programs, but vary by location and type. (Inside Metro Area - 5 year apprenticeship to become inside journeyman, training in the DC metro and surrounding area; Inside Roanoke Area - 5 year apprenticeship to become inside journeyman, training in Roanoke and the surrounding area; Telecommunications Metro Area - 3 year apprenticeship to become telecommunications technician, training in the DC metro and surrounding area)

Step 3.  In addition to uploading documents into your TradeSchool application, you MUST physically present your valid government ID, Social Security Card, official unopened high school transcripts and high school diploma or GED at either the Lanham, Manassas, or Roanoke training facility. If we have verified ALL of your documents, in the past, please email us at in order to receive a new test date. In lieu of sealed paper transcripts contact your former/current school and ask them to send a digital copy of your transcripts directly to the JATC. Copy the JATC on the email request to your school by adding our email,, on the cc line. Your institution should "reply all" to your request so the transcripts come directly to our inbox.

** A Mask Must be Worn at All Times While Presenting Documents at ALL Facilities **

Present documents in Manassas Monday-Friday 8:00 to 3:00.

Present documents in Lanham Monday-Friday 8:00 to 3:30. When you arrive at the training facility call 301-429-2575.

Present documents in Roanoke Monday-Friday 8:00 to 3:00. When you arrive at the training facility call 540-537-3228. Please stay in your vehicle until you are directed by a staff member to a building entrance. We will collect your documents and return them to you.

You must present all your documents at one time. If you are presenting paper copies of your transcripts they must be sealed at the time they are presented to the JATC. You will not be scheduled for an aptitude test until you complete this step. (We recommend you request two copies of your sealed transcripts, one for upload in TradeSchool and one for presenting at the JATC.)

Step 4. After review of your physical documents, you will be scheduled for an aptitude test. You will receive an email from with information about your aptitude testing date. Review the Apprentice Statement of Policies so you are familiar with program requirements. Any questions please contact the JATC.


4371 Parliament Place, Suite A
(Main Location)
Lanham, MD 20706


6306 Peters Creek Rd. NW
Roanoke, VA 24019

7016 Infantry Ridge Road
Manassas, VA 20109